Flood Warning Info - North Cornwall Coast from Lands End to Chapel Porth

Area Description

Lands End to Chapel Porth including Sennen, St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant, Portreath and Porthtowan.

This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning Currently in Force

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


Flood Warning issued on 4 Jan 2018 16:38
North Cornwall Coast
This flood warning is in place due to increased flood risk at Portreath There remains an increased risk of flooding due to the damage of the harbour wall and stormy conditions coinciding with high Spring tides. Cornwall Council are currently planning emergency repairs. Please remain vigilant whilst the defences are partially compromised. Weather conditions are forecast to improve into the weekend however, the risk of flooding is increased due to the compromised defence. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as required.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Jan 2018 20:35
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over high tide the morning of Thursday 4th January. Large waves and strong winds combined with high tides mean conditions will be hazardous. We anticipate flooding to properties in St Ives during Thursday morning, based on the impacts observed throughout Wednesday evenings high tide.There is still an increased risk of flooding to Portreath, due to the damage sustained to the harbour wall. High tide at St Ives is 06:24 tomorrow morning. Force 8 West South Westerly winds are forecast with offshore wave heights of up to 6m.This may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas leading to localised flooding to properties and standing water on coastal roads. Locations particularly at risk include St Ives, Portreath and Hayle Causeway. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care near the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio.Conditions are due to remain unsettled


Flood Warning issued on 3 Jan 2018 14:59
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over high tide on the evening of Wednesday 3rd and morning of Thursday 4th January. There is an increased risk of flooding to Portreath, due to the damage sustained to the harbour wall. The time of high tide at St Ives is 18:01 this evening and 06:24 tomorrow morning. Force 8 West South Westerly winds are forecast with offshore wave heights of up to 6m. This may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas leading to localised flooding to properties and standing water on coastal roads. Locations particularly at risk include Portreath, St Ives and Hayle Causeway. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care near the coast.. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. EA staff are checking flood defences and are monitoring conditions. The forecast tide level at Newlyn is 2.61 mAOD for this evening and 3.03 mAOD tomorrow morning, this is around 0.15 metres above expected tide level.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Jan 2018 14:36
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is expected over high tide on Wednesday morning (3rd January) Large waves and strong winds combined with high tides mean conditions will be hazardous in exposed locations The time of high tide at St Ives is at 05:34 tomorrow morning. Strong Force 8 Westerly winds are forecast. 4m offshore wave heights are forecast this evening, increasing to around 10m overnight. This may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas leading to localised flooding to properties and standing water on coastal roads. Locations particularly at risk include St Ives, Portreath and Hayle Causeway. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care near the coast. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. EA staff are checking flood defences are in working order and are monitoring conditions. Conditions are due to remain unsettled