Flood Alert Info - North Cornwall Coast from The Rumps to Hartland Point excluding Bude

Area Description

The Rumps to Hartland Point including Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Flexbury, Widmouth Bay, Trebarwith Strand and Boscastle.
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

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

Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2020 12:00
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide this afternoon, Monday 16 Nov. and Tuesday morning’s tide, 17 November. Force 6 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3m are forecast to coincide with high spring tides. High tides at Bude are Monday at 18:14 and on Tuesday at 06:36. These times vary for other locations along the coast. Due to the weather forecast, peak tide levels may be 200mm higher than published. Tide levels are falling; however, the weather will remain unsettled. It will be windy at times with large waves. There is a small risk of spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding of quaysides and low-lying land in certain coastal locations. Locations which may be affected include Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Widemouth Bay, Trebarwith Strand and Boscastle People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and update on Tuesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 12:38
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide this afternoon, Sunday 15 Nov and Monday 16 Nov mornings tide. Flood Alerts maybe required for Monday evenings tide. Force 7 west north westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 5m are forecast to coincide with high spring tides. This may cause spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding of quaysides and low-lying land in certain coastal locations. High tides at Bude are Sunday at 17:28, and Monday at 05:51.These times vary for other locations along the coast. Due to the weather forecast, peak tide levels may be 150mm higher than published. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. 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 update on Monday morning


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2020 16:32
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over all high tides from tomorrow afternoon, Saturday 14 Nov to Monday 15 Nov early evening tide Force 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3m are forecast to coincide high spring tides of 2020. This may cause spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding of quaysides and low-lying land in certain locations High tides at Bude are Saturday at 16:42, and on Sunday at 05:07 and 17:28. These times vary for other locations along the coast. Peak tide levels may be 350mm higher than published Locations which may be affected include Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Flexbury, Widemouth Bay, Trebarwith Strand and Boscastle People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. During Sunday, Force 8 west north westerly winds, and 6.5m offshore waves are forecast. Tides peak on Sunday evening. Flood warnings may be issued We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2020 10:31
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the evening high tide on Sunday 1st November. High water at Bude is at 18:01; times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 8 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 4m are forecast to coincide with spring tides. These conditions may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 400mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. Be prepared to take action with individual property protection measures. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Locations which may be affected include Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, and Crooklets Beach. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2020 16:31
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the morning high tide on Thursday 29th October. Large offshore wave heights exceeding 7 metres are forecast, together with Force 7 westerly winds. Spray and overtopping due to powerful waves impacting on coastal structures as well as wave run-up at slipways and beaches may cause minor flooding of quaysides and low-lying land. Be prepared to take action with individual property protection measures. High water at Bude is at 04:12 on Thursday morning; times of high water will vary along the coast. Peak tide level may be up to 350mm higher than published. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Locations which may be affected include Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, and Crooklets Beach. Conditions in exposed locations are likely to be hazardous and people are advised to take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2020 11:18
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the afternoon high tide on Wednesday 28th October and the morning high tide on Thursday 29th October. Large offshore wave heights exceeding 7 metres are forecast, together with Force 7 westerly winds. Spray and overtopping due to powerful waves impacting on coastal structures as well as wave run-up at slipways and beaches may cause minor flooding of quaysides and low-lying land. Be prepared to take action with individual property protection measures. High water at Bude is at 15:50 on Wednesday and 04:12 on Thursday; times of high water will vary along the coast. Peak tide level may be up to 350mm higher than published. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Locations which may be affected include Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, and Crooklets Beach. Conditions in exposed locations are likely to be hazardous and people are advised to take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Oct 2020 15:53
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over all high tides from Sunday evening 18/10/20 through to Tuesday morning 20/10/20, inclusive. High spring tides may cause minor flooding of quaysides and low-lying land in certain coastal locations. From Monday, unsettled weather will bring increased wave heights and wind speeds, raising tide levels. However, due to the south east to south west wind direction the expected impacts are minimal. High tide at Bude on Sunday is at 19:33, on Monday is 07:55 and 20:16 and Tuesday at 08:37. Tide times vary for other locations along the coast. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Locations which may be affected include Port Quinn, Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Flexbury. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2020 17:01
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over high tides on Saturday 17/10/20 and Sunday 18/10/20, particularly the evening tides. The highest spring tides of 2020 occur over this weekend which may cause minor flooding of quaysides and low-lying land in certain coastal locations. Waves will remain small and winds mostly light and from the south-east during this period, helping to minimise any impacts. Evening high tide at Bude on Saturday is 18:50, and on Sunday at 19:33. These times vary for other locations along the coast. Flooding is possible 1–2 hours either side of high tide. Locations which may be affected include Port Quinn, Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Flexbury. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. On Monday and Tuesday the weather may turn more unsettled. Tides peak on Sunday but remain high into the early part of the week. Therefore we will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Sep 2020 11:28
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible around high tide this evening, Saturday 19th September. High water at Bude is at 19:56 this evening. Times of high water vary along the coast. High spring tides, which peak today, along with force 5 north easterly winds and associated waves are forecast. This can result in flooding of quay edges, low lying car parks and roads. There is particular emphasis on the low lying coastal areas of Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Crooklets Beach. Install flood protection products, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will monitor the situation and update this message if the situation changes. Tidal levels are lower tomorrow and we currently expect no Flood Alerts will be required for tides on Sunday.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Aug 2020 10:36
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Friday evening, 21st August. High spring tides, strong winds and large waves may cause flooding to low lying coastal areas. High water at Ilfracoombe on Friday is at 20:42. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 6 west south westerly winds and large waves could result in wave overtopping and sea spray in exposed locations. 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 if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Aug 2020 13:39
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over all high tides from evening of Thursday 20th August until Friday 21st August. High Spring tides, strong winds and large waves are expected to cause flooding, particularly over the high tide on Thursday evening.  High water at Ilfracoombe on Thursday is 20:00 and Friday at 08:25 and 20:42. 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 to 7 south westerly winds and large waves which is expected to cause tides to be higher than predicted along the coast and could result in wave overtopping and sea spray in exposed locations. 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 if the situation changes. 


Flood Alert issued on 19 Aug 2020 16:59
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over high tides from evening of Thursday 20th August until Friday 21st August. High Spring tides, strong winds and large waves are expected to cause flooding, particularly over the high tide on Thursday evening. High water at Ilfracoombe on Thursday is 20:00 and Friday at 08:25 and 20:42. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Tide levels are rising towards spring tides which peak on Friday 21st August. Storm Ellen is forecast to bring force 6 to 7 south westerly winds and large waves which is expected to cause tides to be higher than predicted along the coast, and could result in wave overtopping and sea spray in exposed locations. 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 by 1pm on Thursday or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 8 Apr 2020 16:16
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over all high tides from the evening high tide on Wednesday 8th April through to and including the morning high tide on Friday 10th April. High water at Ilfracombe on Wednesday evening is at 19:24. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Expect peak water levels to be up to 100mm higher than published. Tide levels over this period will be the joint second highest tides of the year. Generally calm conditions with slight winds and small waves are predicted, therefore, no risks associated with wave overtopping of exposed seafronts, quays and promenades are expected. The main areas of concern are flooding of low lying land and roads on the coast and along estuaries associated with high water levels. People are advised to stay away from flooded 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2020 12:43
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over both the high tides on Wednesday 8th April and the morning tide on Thursday 9th April. High water at Ilfracombe on Wednesday is at 07:00 and 19:24 and Thursday at 07:44. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Expect peak water levels to be up to 100mm higher than published. Tide levels over this period will be the joint second highest tides of the year. Generally calm conditions with slight winds and small waves are predicted, therefore, no risks associated with wave overtopping of exposed seafronts, quays and promenades are expected. The main areas of concern are flooding of low lying land and roads on the coast and along estuaries associated with high water levels. People are advised to stay away from flooded 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 10:24
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Thursday evening 12th March. High water at Ilfracombe on Thursday evening is at 20:11. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. High tidal levels, force 7 westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 5m are forecast. 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. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this flood alert information on Friday morning, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 10:05
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible for all high tides until the evening tide on Thursday 12th March. Flood warnings will be in force for the north coast for the evening high tide on Wednesday and the morning high tide on Thursday. High water at Ilfracombe on Wednesday is 19:30 and Thursday at 07:48 and 20:11. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Expect tides to be up to 500mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. The current forecast conditions include strong force 7 west to north west winds and large waves. On top of the high water levels 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. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 10:12
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible for all high tides until the evening tide on Thursday 12th March. Flood warnings will be in force for the North Coast for the morning and evening high tides on Wednesday and the morning high tide on Thursday. High water at Ilfracombe on Tuesday is 18:48, Wednesday at 07:06 and 19:30 and Thursday at 07:48 and 20:11. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Expect tides to be up to 500mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. The current forecast conditions include strong winds and large waves. 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. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 11:19
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible for all high tides from the morning of Tuesday 10th March until the evening high tide on Thursday 12th March. High water at Ilfracombe on Tuesday is 06:22 and 18:48, Wednesday at 07:06 and 19:30 and Thursday at 07:48 and 20:11. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday 11th March. High tide levels and some surge may cause localised coastal flooding. The current forecast conditions could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 300mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 17:01
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide of Monday morning, 24th February. Force 8 south westerly winds and wave heights up to 4 metres are expected to coincide with the time of high water. Criteria are only marginally met for this alert, and at present no significant impacts are anticipated. However there is the likelihood of some minor wave overtopping and wind-driven spray in exposed locations. Monday morning’s high tide at Bude occurs at 06:13 and Ilfracombe at 06:37. Times of high water at other locations along the coast will vary locally. Expect peak water levels to be up to 400mm above published astronomical tide heights. The main areas of concern are west-facing exposed seafronts, quays and promenades. Conditions at the coast for Monday through until Thursday are expected to remain unsettled. Please take care near the areas of concern and continue monitor your local weather conditions. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 12:36
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Thursday morning 13th February. High water at Padstow on Thursday morning is 08:06am. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Water levels are forecast to be higher than during the recent high tides associated with Storm Ciara, therefore increased flood impacts are likely. Flood warnings will be in force for areas most at risk, where we expect property flooding. Force 7 to 9 west south westerly winds and large waves are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be higher than predicted due to weather conditions. 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 and will update this flood alert information on Thursday morning, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 10:53
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the evening tide on Monday the 10th of February and the morning tide on Tuesday the 11th of February. High water at Ilfracombe on Monday evening is at 19:06 and on Tuesday morning at 07:24. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday 12th February. High tide levels, along with strong winds generating large waves and some surge may be enough to cause some localised coastal flooding. The current forecast conditions, associated with storm Ciara, could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 10:42
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible for all high tides from the morning of Sunday 9th February until the morning of Tuesday 11th February. High water at Ilfracombe on Sunday is at 05:54 and 18:22, Monday at 06:39 and 19:06 and Tuesday at 07:24. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday 12th February. High tide levels, along with strong winds generating large waves and some surge may be enough to cause some localised coastal flooding. The current forecast conditions, associated with storm Ciara, could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Feb 2020 15:50
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible for all high tides from the morning of Sunday 9th February until the morning of Tuesday 11th February. High water at Ilfracombe on Sunday is at 05:54 and 18:22, Monday at 06:39 and 19:06 and Tuesday at 07:24. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday 12th February. High tide levels, along with strong winds generating large waves and some surge may be enough to cause some localised coastal flooding. The current forecast conditions, associated with storm Ciara, could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 11:08
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7.02am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Gale Force 8 Westerly winds, and offshore wave heights of over 5.0m, are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray at exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 420mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. 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 and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 4.78m AOD, this is 0.42m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 11:10
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Friday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 6.23am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Gale Force 8 West-North-Westerly winds, and offshore wave heights of over 6.5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray at exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 280mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. 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 and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 4.58m AOD, this is 0.28m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 11:05
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday afternoon on the 26th November and Wednesday morning on the 27th. High water at Bude on Tuesday is at 17:15 and 05:37 on Wednesday. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday. High tide levels, along with strong winds generating large waves and some surge may be enough to cause some localised coastal flooding. The current forecast conditions, associated with ex-storm Sebastian, could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 12:27
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday morning. High water at Bude is at 8:39, times of high water will vary along the coast. High tides together with strong Force 9 westerly winds and large waves in the excess of 8m are forecast. This combined with a large surge will lead to higher than predicted tide levels. This may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 12:21
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Monday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 18:01, times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides together with Force 6 easterly winds are forecast and may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations 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 and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The astronomical high tide level at Ilfracombe is 5.19 mAOD.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 10:56
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over this evenings high tide, Tuesday 1 October due to high astronomical tides. The time of high water at Padstow is at 8:04 pm. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Winds are veering Force 5 north north westerly. With onshore winds, some wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations is likely. 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 and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Padstow is 4.23mAOD, this is the same as the astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 09:24
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding continues to be possible over all high tides from the evening of Monday 30 September through to and including the evening tide on Tuesday 1 October. High water for Monday at Illfracombe is at 8:06pm. Times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides together with strong Force 5 West South Westerly winds are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Due to the forecast conditions we will be issuing Flood Warnings for this evenings tide, Monday 30 September. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 12:44
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over all high tides from Sunday evening through to and including Tuesday evening. High water for Sunday at Illfracombe is at 19:24, times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides together with strong Force 5 winds are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Due to the forecast conditions we expect to be issuing Flood Warnings on Monday. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Sep 2019 17:35
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over all high tides from Saturday evening through to and including Tuesday evening. High water for Saturday at Illfracombe is at 18:39, times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides together with strong Force 7 winds are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Due to the forecast conditions we expect to be issuing Flood Warnings over the weekend 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Aug 2019 13:21
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the weekend high tides. Flood Alert criteria is met for the highest tide on the evening of Sunday 1st September. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 5 North Westerly winds are forecast to cause sea spray in exposed coastal locations. With only small to moderate wave heights expected, these impacts are expected to be minor. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Mar 2019 12:48
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the morning high tide on Friday 22 March. High water at Padstow is at 06:05, times of high water will vary along the coast. Due to high spring tides, tidal alerts are required. The wind forecast is Force 4, south-south westerly, and small offshore wave heights of 1.3m. Flooding impacts are expected to be confined to minor overtopping of quaysides and any low lying car parks and roads with particular emphasis on Port Quinn, Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Crooklets Beach. Expect tides to be around 150mm lower than predicted due to weather conditions. 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 and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Padstow is 4.24 mAOD, this is 0.13 metres below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2019 06:19
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide this morning, Sunday. High water at Ilfracombe is at 8.06am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Gale force 8 to severe gale force 9 west north westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 5.5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations at Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Crooklets. Due to worse than expected conditions, tides could be around 0.4m higher than predicted. 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 and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 4.14mAOD but is expected to be higher due to the conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2019 11:39
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible for tonight’s high tide and tomorrow morning’s high tide. The time of the high tide at Ilfracombe on Thursday 21st February is 19:35. The time of the high tide at Newquay on Friday 22nd February is 07:54. High spring tides, large waves and strong winds have been forecast during this time. The largest waves are expected on Friday morning. Peak wave heights expected at Ilfracombe are 3.5m. Force 5, south-south-easterly winds are forecast. Wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray is possible at exposed coastal locations including Port Isaac, Boscastle and Bude area. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2019 11:22
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible for ALL high tides from Wednesday morning to Friday evening inclusive. Times of high water will vary along the coast. This sequence of Flood Alerts has been issued due to exceptionally high Spring Tides combined with large waves. The largest waves are expected on Friday. Tides may be marginally higher than predicted due to local weather conditions. Wave impacts are possible at exposed coastal locations including Port Isaac, Boscastle and Bude area. Winds are generally expected from a Southerly direction and to remain below 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. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Feb 2019 11:23
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the morning high tide of Friday 8th February. High water at Ilfracombe is at 8:00am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong Force 7 south-south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of up to 5.0m are forecast, which may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Quay edges and low lying car parks and roads are likely to be affected. Tides may be up to 400 mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. 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 and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level is 4.41mAOD, this is 0.38m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2018 10:13
North Cornwall Coast
The Ramps to Hartland Point Flooding is possible over the afternoon high tide on the evening tide of Saturday 8th December and the morning tide of Sunday 9th December. High water at Ilfracombe is at 6:38pm and 6:56am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Gale Force 8 West North Westerly winds and offshore wave heights of up to 7m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Quay edges and low lying car parks and roads are likely to flood. Locations of particular risk include Port Quinn, Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, Boscastle, and Crooklets Beach. Tides are forecast to be 100 to 200 mm higher than predicted. 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 and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2018 14:43
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the afternoon high tide on Friday 7th December. High water at Ilfracombe is at 6:01pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong Force 8 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 5.8m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Quay edges and low lying car parks and roads are likely to flood. Locations of particular risk include Port Quinn, Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, Boscastle, and Croolets Beach. Expect tides to be around 0.16m higher than predicted due to weather conditions. 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 and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 4.33mAOD, this is 0.16m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Oct 2018 11:51
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 Port Quinn, Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Crooklets Beach. 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 Ilfracombe is at 7:30am; 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 Port Quinn, Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Crooklets Beach. 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 Ifracombe is 5.37mAOD, this is 0.35m above astronomical tide level, with Force 6 South Easterly winds and offshore wave heights of 1.7m


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 Ilfracombe 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 Port Quinn, Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Crooklets Beach. 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 Ifracombe is 5.3mAOD, this is 0.24 metres above astronomical tide level, with Force 5 SSE winds and offshore wave heights of 1.5m


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 13:34
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 Bude is 19:24 this evening. Force 4 South Westerly winds are forecast with offshore wave heights of up to 5m. The time of high tide at Bude is 07:45 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 Port Isaac, Bude and Crooklets Beach 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 Bude is 18:36 this evening and 06:58 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 Port Isaac, Bude and Crooklets Beach 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 and further alerts are possible.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 12:07
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 are hazardous in exposed locations. The time of high tide at Bude is 17:47 this evening and 06:09 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 Port Isaac, Bude and Crooklets Beach 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 15:39
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 Bude is 16:55 this evening. 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 Port Quin, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Crooklets Beach. 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. Environment Agency Staff are on the ground checking the flood defences are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and wind directions. We will be issuing further Flood Alerts from Tuesday as spring tides increase. 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 Bude are at 7.13am and 7.29pm. 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 more at risk include Port Quin, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Crooklets Beach. 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 15:06
North Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over high tide this evening, Thursday 19th October, High water at Bude is at 18:21pm, times of high water vary along the coast. Strong force 7 West South Westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 3.6m may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas. Locations more at risk include Port Quin, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Boscastle and Crooklets Beach. Tides may be 180 mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. 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 monitor the situation. Detailed tidal information; The forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe this evening is 4.74 mAOD, 0.18 metres above astronomical tide level. We will also be issuing Flood Alerts for Friday evening and 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 Bude on Monday afternoon is 16:11 (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 12:23
North Cornwall Coast
The Rumps to Hartland Point 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 wave heights of around 5m are forecast, which may cause wave overtopping and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Low lying land and edges of quays may also be affected. Expect tides to be around 2--mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. The tide height on Monday morning will be lower but strong winds and large waves still pose a risk at exposed coastal locations. People are advised to 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 0.2 metres above astronomical tide level.