Flood Warning Info - Tidal River Camel excluding Wadebridge and Chapel Amble

Area Description

low lying areas on the tidal River Camel including Padstow, Rock, Sladesbridge and the A389.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 12 Feb 2020 15:22
North Cornwall Coast, River Camel
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Thursday morning 13th February. High water at Padstow is 08:06am. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Conditions apply two hours either side of high tide, with property flooding expected over the peak of the tide. Water levels are forecast to be higher than high tides associated with Storm Ciara, therefore increased flood impacts are likely. Force 7 to 9 west south west winds and offshore wave heights of over 5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be 350mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. Locations particularly at risk include Padstow and Sladesbridge Take care near coastal paths and promenades. Do not drive through flood water or waves. 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 30 Sep 2019 21:14
North Cornwall Coast, River Camel
Flooding is expected over the morning high tide on Tuesday 1st Oct. The time of high tide at Padstow is 07:44. Expect the weather conditions to cause water levels to be up to 250 mm higher than forecast tide levels. High astronomical tides and Force 6 South Westerly Winds, combined with offshore wave heights of up to 2.3 m are forecast to cause flooding to properties. 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 Padstow, Sladesbridge, and Rock.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 16:27
North Cornwall Coast, River Camel
Flooding is expected over tonight’s high tide, Monday 30th Sept, and tomorrow morning’s high tide, Tuesday 1st Oct. The time of high tide at Padstow is 19:22 tonight and 07:44 tomorrow morning. Expect the weather conditions to cause water levels to be up to 260 mm higher than forecast tide levels. This will be up to 150 mm above the high tide levels observed on Sunday night. High astronomical tides and Force 5 West South Westerly to South Westerly winds, combined with offshore wave heights of up to 2.3m are forecast to cause flooding to properties. 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 Padstow Sladesbridge and Rock.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 11:18
North Cornwall Coast, River Camel
Flooding is expected over this evenings high tide on Monday 30th Sept. The time of high at Padstow is 7.06pm . Expect the weather conditions to cause water levels to be 150 mm higher than forecast tide levels. This will be 150 mm above the levels seen on Sunday night. High astronomical tides and Force 5 West South Westerly winds, combined with offshore wave heights of up to 2.2m are forecast to cause flooding to properties. 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 Padstow Sladesbridge and Rock.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 20:54
North Cornwall Coast, River Camel
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 8.06pm at Ilfracombe. Expect the weather conditions to cause water levels to be 150 mm higher than forecast tide levels. This will be 150 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 Padstow Sladesbridge and Rock. We will review the forecast and update Flood Warnings by 10am on Monday.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 11:54
North Cornwall Coast, River Camel
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Sunday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7:24pm. Times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides and Force 5 West North Westerly winds combined with offshore wave heights of up to 3m are forecast to cause flooding to properties. Large waves and spray are likely so take care near coastal paths and promenades. There is a threat of flooding to edge of quays as well as low lying car parks and roads including the A389 at Sladesbridge. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Locations particularly at risk include Padstow Sladesbridge and Rock. Further Flood Warnings are expected through this period of high tides and we are continuing to monitor the situation and will issue updates as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Jan 2018 14:46
North Cornwall Coast, River Camel
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 Padstow is 05:52 tomorrow morning. Strong Force 8 Westerly winds are forecast. 4m Offshore wave heights are forecast and will increase to around 10m overnight. This may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas. Locations particularly at risk include Padstow and the A389 at Sladesbridge. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Padstow tidal gate will be closed. People are advised to avoid 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 are in working order and are monitoring conditions. Conditions are expected to remain unsettled.