Flood Warning Info - South Cornwall Coast from Rame Head to Wembury Bay including tidal estuaries

Area Description

Rame Head to Wembury Bay including Kingsand, Cawsand, Cremyll, Millbrook, Torpoint, Saltash, Tideford, Calstock, St Budeaux, Stonehouse, Laira, Plympton Marsh Mills, Cattewater and tidal rivers Tamar, Plym and Yealm excluding Plymouth Barbican.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 15 Nov 2020 12:29
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over the high tide this afternoon, Sunday 15 November. High Spring tides, strong winds and large waves, exceeding 4m, are expected to cause property flooding in low lying or exposed locations. High water at Plymouth this afternoon is at 17:41. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Unsettled weather is forecast and will bring force 6 westerly winds, Due to the forecast weather conditions the tides could be 320mm higher than published, resulting in wave overtopping and sea spray in exposed locations. Locations particularly at risk are Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Torpoint Ferry Terminals. Following this evening’s high water, tide levels will drop over the next few days. However, weather will remain unsettled with large waves and strong winds expected. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will update this information on Monday morning or if the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 14 Nov 2020 20:03
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over tomorrow’s high tides Sunday 15 November. High Spring tides, strong winds and large waves exceeding 4m are expected to cause property flooding in low lying or exposed locations during Sunday. High water at Plymouth is 05:20 and 17:41. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Unsettled weather is forecast and will bring force 7 west south westerly winds veering west north westerly, increasing to force 8 during Sunday. Large waves are also expected, causing tides to be 350mm higher than published, resulting in wave overtopping and seaspray. Locations particularly at risk are Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Torpoint Ferry Terminals. People are advised to avoid low lying and exposed areas. There may be localised standing water on roads. Do not drive through flood water or waves. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will update this information on Monday morning, or if the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 20 Aug 2020 12:07
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Thursday evening, 20th August. High Spring tides, strong winds and large waves are expected to cause property flooding on Thursday evening. Flooding of low lying or exposed locations is also possible on Thursday and Friday. High water at Plymouth on Thursday evening is at 19:46. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Storm Ellen is forecast to bring force 6 Southerly winds and large waves, causing tides to be higher than predicted along the coast, with wave overtopping and sea spray in exposed locations. Locations particularly at risk include Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Torpoint Ferry Terminals and Noss Mayo. High numbers of visitors in locations that may flood brings an increased risk. People are advised to avoid low lying and exposed coastal areas. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this information if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 12:55
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Thursday morning 12th March. High water at Plymouth on Thursday morning is at 07:36. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Conditions apply two hours either side of the high tide, with property flooding expected over the peak of the tide. Force 7 west south-west winds and offshore wave heights of over 3m are forecast. Winds will be stronger than on Wednesday morning’s high tide. This could result in wave overtopping and sea spray along the coast including sea front car parks. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care. Locations particularly at risk include Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Torpoint Ferry Terminals and Noss Mayo. Take care near coastal paths and promenades. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We are monitoring the situation and will update this information on Thursday or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Mar 2020 13:45
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the morning high tide on Wednesday 11th March. High water at Plymouth on Wednesday morning is 06:53. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Conditions apply two hours either side of the high tide, with property flooding expected over the peak of the tide. Force 4 to 6 westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 2m are forecast. These could result in wave overtopping and sea spray along the coast including sea front car parks. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care. Locations particularly at risk include Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Torpoint Ferry Terminals and Noss Mayo. Take care near coastal paths and promenades. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We are monitoring the situation and will update this information on Wednesday or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Feb 2020 15:47
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Thursday morning 13th February. High water at Plymouth is 08:36. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide, with property flooding expected over the peak of the tide. Water levels are forecast to be higher than recent high tides associated with Storm Ciara, therefore increased flood impacts are likely. Force 7 west south westerly winds and offshore waves of 4 to 5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 0.4m higher than predicted due to weather conditions. Locations particularly at risk include Torpoint Ferry and Noss Mayo. Take care near coastal paths and promenades. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Keep up to date with local radio. We are monitoring the situation and will update this information on Thursday morning, or if the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 26 Nov 2019 14:16
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over high tides on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. High water at Plymouth on Tuesday evening is at 17:30pm and Wednesday morning is at 05.48am. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 6 south-south-westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 4.1m are forecast for the high tides on Tuesday afternoon. Force 6 West-South-Westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 3.2m are forecast for the high tide on Wednesday morning. Conditions may apply either side of high tide. Expect tides to be around 500mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. Do not drive through flood water or waves. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will issue updates if the situation changes. Detailed information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level for Tuesday is 2.95mAOD and for Wednesday is 2.98m AOD. This is 0.47m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Nov 2019 11:46
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over high tides on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. High water at Plymouth on Tuesday evening is at 11.51pm and Wednesday morning is at 5.48am. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 6 south-south-westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 4.1m are forecast for the high tides on Tuesday afternoon. Force 6 West-South-Westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 3.2m are forecast for the high tide on Wednesday morning. Conditions may apply either side of high tide. Expect tides to be around 500mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. Do not drive through flood water or waves. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will issue updates if the situation changes. Detailed information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level for Tuesday is 2.95mAOD and for Wednesday is 2.98m AOD. This is 0.47m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 11:20
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over this evenings high tide on Monday 30th Sept. The time of the high tide at Plymouth is 7.54pm. High astronomical tides and Force 5 West South Westerly winds, combined with offshore wave heights of up to 2.4m are forecast to cause flooding to properties. Expect the weather conditions to increase water levels by around 300mm higher than forecast tide levels. This will be 150 mm above the levels seen on Sunday night. On top of this large waves and spray are likely, so take care near coastal paths and promenades. This may cause localised standing water on roads - do not drive through flood water or waves. Locations particularly at risk include Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Torpoint Ferry Terminals and Noss Mayo.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 20:59
South Cornwall Coast
This flood warning remains in force for Monday nights high tide, 30th Sept. The time of high tide varies along the coast from 6:44pm at Newlyn to 7.54pm at Plymouth. Expect the weather conditions to cause water levels to be 250 mm higher than forecast tide levels. This will be 200 mm above the levels seen on Sunday night. Large waves and spray are likely, so take care near coastal paths and promenades. There may be localised standing water on roads - do not drive through flood water or waves. Locations particularly at risk include Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Torpoint Ferry Terminals and Noss Mayo. We will review the forecast and update Flood Warnings by 10am on Monday.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 15:46
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over the evening high tides on Sunday 29th and Monday 30th Sept. The time for this evenings high tide varies along the coast from 6:01pm at Newlyn to 6.48pm at Plymouth. High astronomical tides and Force 6 South Westerly winds, combined with offshore wave heights of up to 4m are forecast to cause flooding to properties. Expect the weather conditions to increase water levels by around 0.3m higher than forecast tide levels. On top of this large waves and spray are likely, so take care near coastal paths and promenades. This may cause localised standing water on roads - do not drive through flood water or waves. Locations particularly at risk include Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Torpoint Ferry Terminals and Noss Mayo. We will update Flood Warnings for Monday evenings tide by 10am using the updated forecast.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Sep 2019 15:33
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Saturday evening. High water at Plymouth on Saturday evening is at 6.24pm, Sunday morning at 06.53, and Sunday evening at 7.10pm. Times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides and Force 6 South Westerly winds, combined with offshore wave heights of up to 3.5m are forecast to cause flooding to properties. Expect tides to be around 300mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. Locations particularly at risk include Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Torpoint Ferry Terminals and Noss Mayo This Flood Warning has been issued based on Forecast Sea conditions which are changeable, impacts are likely to be limited and localised to areas prone to flooding. Do not drive through flood water or waves.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Mar 2018 13:29
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Sunday morning (4th March). High water at Plymouth is at 7:21am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Winds from the east are generating large waves along the south coast. These combined with Force 6 winds, are forecast to cause flooding to properties up to 3 hours either side of high tide. Locations at risk include Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Ferry Terminals and Noss Mayo. Large waves and spray are likely so take care near coastal paths and promenades. Do not drive through flood water or waves. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will issue updates if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Plymouth is 3.07 mAOD, this is 0.44 metres above astronomical tide level, with Force 6 South, South Easterly winds and wave heights of 3.5m.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Mar 2018 16:13
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Saturday morning (3rd March). High water at Plymouth is at 6.39am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Winds from the east are generating large waves along the south coast. These combined with Force 7 winds, are forecast to cause flooding to properties up to 3 hours either side of high tide. Locations at risk include Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Ferry Terminals and Noss Mayo. Large waves and spray are likely so take care near coastal paths and promenades. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Current cold weather conditions are also likely to increase hazardous conditions along the coast. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will issue updates if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Plymouth is 2.99 mAOD, this is 0.33 metres above astronomical tide level, with Force 7 South Easterly winds and offshore wave heights of 2.2m.