Flood Alert Info - North Cornwall Coast from Chapel Porth to The Rumps excluding the tidal River Camel

Area Description

Chapel Porth to The Rumps including Trevellas, Perranporth, Newquay, Mawgan Porth, Porth and Polzeath, excluding the tidal River Camel.

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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 10 Oct 2018 11:52
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Wednesday PM. High water at Padstow is at 19:02, times of high water will vary along the coast. Forecast elevated water levels may cause flooding to the edges of quays and any low lying car parks and roads with particular emphasis on Trevaunance Cove, Perranporth, Newquay, Mawgan Porth, Tevone and Polzeath. Expect tides to be around 140mm higher than predicted, due to weather conditions. The forecast wind speed over the peak tide is south easterly force 6. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. Sea levels are set to peak on Wednesday afternoon, however large waves and strong winds are expected from Thursday morning. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information; The forecast high tide level at Padstow is 4.34mAOD, this is 0.14 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2018 13:02
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Sunday morning (4th March). High water at Padstow is at 6:45am; times of high water will vary along the coast. High spring tides combined with small waves and light winds may cause overtopping of sea defences in coastal locations including Perranporth, Mawgan Porth, Trevone and Polzeath. With Met Office warnings of ice and snow people are advised to stay away from risk areas and take extra care next to the coast in freezing conditions. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and may issue further Flood Alerts over the weekend. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; forecast high tide level at Padstow is 4.18mAOD, this is 0.23m above astronomical tide level with Force 5 Southerly winds and offshore wave heights of 1.6m.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2018 12:55
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday morning (3rd March). High water at Padstow is at 6:00am; times of high water will vary along the coast. High spring tides combined with small waves and light winds may cause overtopping of sea defences in exposed coastal locations including Perranporth, Mawgan Porth, Trevone and Polzeath. With Met Office warnings of ice and snow people are advised to stay away from risk areas and take extra care next to the coast in freezing conditions. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and may issue further Flood Alerts over the weekend. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; forecast high tide level at Padstow is 4.41mAOD, this is 0.23 metres above astronomical tide level with Force 4 SW winds and offshore wave heights of 1.4m.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 13:28
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over high tide on Thursday evening (4th January) and Friday morning (5th 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 19:09 this evening. Force 5 South South Westerly winds are forecast, with offshore wave heights of up to 5m. The time of high tide at Padstow is 07:28 tomorrow morning. Force 7 Westerly winds are forecast, with offshore wave heights of up to 6 to 7m This may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas. Locations at risk include quays and low lying car parks at Perranporth, Newquay and Polzeath. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 14:52
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over high tide on Wednesday evening (3rd January) and Thursday morning (4th 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 18:20 this evening and 06:40 tomorrow morning. Force 6 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. Locations at risk include quays and low lying car parks at Perranporth, Newquay and Polzeath. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 12:18
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over high tide on Tuesday evening (2nd January) and 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 17:31 this evening and 05:52 tomorrow morning. Strong Force 8 West to South Westerly winds are forecast. 4 m 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 at risk include quays and low lying car parks at Perranporth, Newquay and Polzeath. 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. A Flood warning will also be in force for Wednesday mornings tide. Conditions are expected to remain unsettled.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 15:49
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide this evening Monday 1st January Large,high energy waves and strong winds will combine with high tide to make conditions hazardous particularly in exposed coastal locations The time of high tide at Padstow is 16:45. Strong Force 8 West North Westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 6 m are forecast which may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas. Locations at risk include quays, low lying roads and car parks at Perranporth, Newquay and Polzeath People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. Environment Agency staff are on the ground checking the flood defences and monitoring sea levels We will be issuing further Flood Alerts from Tuesday as spring tides increase this week. Larger impacts are expected on Wednesday with larger waves and stronger winds forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 12:22
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the morning and evening high tides on Saturday 21st October. High water times at Padstow are at 6.54am and 7.09pm. Force 8 South Westerly winds and wave heights of 8.4m are expected, which may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas. Locations at risk include quays, low lying roads and car parks at Trevaunance Cove, Perranporth, Newquay, Mawgan Porth, Trevone and Polzeath. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care by the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue monitoring the situation. Detailed tidal information; The forecast high tide level at Illfracombe is 4.99 mAOD for Saturday morning including a 0.51m level surge, and 4.41mAOD for Saturday evening.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Oct 2017 15:23
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide this evening, Thursday 19th October, High water at Padstow is at 18.02pm this evening. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 7 west south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 3.6m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences in exposed coastal areas. Locations at risk include quays, low lying roads and car parks at Trevaunance Cove, Perranporth, Newquay, Mawgan Porth, Trevone and Polzeath. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation. The forecast high tide level at Illfracombe this evening is 4.74 mAOD, 0.18 metres above astronomical tide level. We will also be issuing Flood Alerts for Saturday morning, tomorrow. Larger impacts are expected on Saturday with larger waves and stronger winds forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2017 11:26
North Cornwall Coast
Hazardous conditions are expected along the coast over the high tide on Monday afternoon, with exceptionally large and high energy waves combining with 60 to 70 miles per hour winds. The time of high tide at Padstow on Monday afternoon is 15:58 (local time). Overtopping is possible at exposed coastal locations, especially along the edges of quays and sea walls. Whilst extensive flooding or inundation is unlikely, some isolated property flooding is possible. The public are advised to take care in high winds, to stay away from exposed coastal areas and follow any instructions from the emergency services. We are expecting to issue further coastal Flood Alerts during this week as astronomical tide levels increase, and the unsettled weather persists.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2017 11:35
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Sunday evening. High water at Padstow is at 8:55pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 7 westerly winds and large offshore waves of around 5m are forecast, which may lead to wave overtopping and sea spray in exposed locations. Low lying land and edges of quays may be affected at locations such as Perranporth, Newquay, Mawgan Porth, Porth and Polzeath. Expect tides to be around 200mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. The tide height on Monday morning will be lower but the strong winds and large waves still pose a risk at exposed coastal locations. Stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Padstow is 3.82 mAOD, this is 0.2m above astronomical tide level.