Flood Alert Info - Mersey Estuary from Liverpool and Wirral to Widnes

Area Description

Areas at risk include Liverpool, New Ferry, Woodside, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Widnes and Hale Village.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2019 14:19
Mersey Estuary
The high tide for tomorrow morning, 22/02/19, is between 00:45am and 01:45am and is not expected to reach Flood Alert levels at Rock Park or Hale Village. Flood alerts or warnings may be required for subsequent high tides. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary. Be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2019 08:17
Mersey Estuary
The high tide is expected to be higher than usual at Rock Park and Hale Village as a result of exceptionally high tides. Consequently flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible between 12:15pm and 1:15pm today, 21/02/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Mersey Estuary. Flood alerts or warnings may also be required for subsequent high tides. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary. Be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated this afternoon, 21/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2019 14:29
Mersey Estuary
The next tide due between midnight tonight 20/2/2019 and 00:30am 21/2/2019 will not reach the Flood Alert Threshold for either Rock Park or Hale Village, however we expect that it may reach Flood Alert level at tomorrows lunchtime tide 21/2/2019 at Hale Village only. We will continue to monitor the situation and if anything changes then we will update this information.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2019 08:34
Mersey Estuary
The high tide is expected to be higher than usual at Rock Park and Hale Village. Consequently flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible between 11:30am and 12:45pm today, 20/02/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Mersey Estuary. Flood alerts, warnings may also be required for subsequent high tides. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood warnings if necessary. Be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated this afternoon, 20/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2018 14:46
Mersey Estuary
The next high tide is expected to be higher than usual at 01:15 on 11/09/2018. Flooding of low lying land is possible in the following places: Hale Village between 00:45 and 01:45 on 11/09/2018. Subsequent tides also have potential to be higher than usual, but we do not anticipate the situation to further worsen. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you if necessary. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast level for the midnight tide today is 5.38 mAOD at Liverpool Gladstone Dock, this is 0.22 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 09:42
Mersey Estuary
The next high tide at 12:33 on the 4th January for the Mersey Estuary from Liverpool and Wirral to Widnes is expected to be higher than usual. Flooding of low lying land is possible in the following places: Hale Village between 13:00 and 15:30. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care around locations adjacent to the Mersey Estuary. The midnight tide on 5th January is not currently expected to reach the Flood Alert levels. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level is 5.06 mAOD at Liverpool Gladstone Dock, this is 0.4 metres above astronomical tide level. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 09:03
Mersey Estuary
The next high tide at 12:30 on the 3rd January for the Mersey Estuary from Liverpool and Wirral to Widnes is expected to be higher than usual with a forecasted peak of 6.62m. Flooding of low lying land is possible in the following places: Rock Park betwwen 11.30 and 12.15 Hale Village between 12:00 and 13:30 People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care around locations adjacent to the Mersey Estuary. The midnight tides on 04/01/18 have potential to reach the Flood Alert levels. We are assessing the forecasts and will update the situation in due course. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level is 5.59 mAOD at Liverpool Gladstone Dock at 11:45.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 16:34
Mersey Estuary
The next high tide at 23:21 on the 2nd January for the Mersey Estuary from Liverpool and Wirral to Widnes is expected to be higher than usual. Flooding of low lying land is possible in the following places: Hale Village between 23:30 and 02:00 People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care around locations adjacent to the Mersey Estuary. The midday and midnight tides on 03/01/18 have potential to reach the Flood Alert levels. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level is 5.87 mAOD at Liverpool Gladstone Dock, this is 0.99 metres above astronomical tide level.