Flood Warning Info - Cumbrian coastline from Gretna to Silloth including Port Carlisle, Skinburness and Rockcliffe

Area Description

Gretna to Silloth, areas at risk include properties at Mossband Hall Marsh, Silloth, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Wampool Estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Rockcliffe.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 12 Mar 2020 07:41
Irish Sea
High still water level is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Coastal conditions are expected to continue for two hours either side of the high tide at 13:12 today, 12/03/20. Flooding is expected to affect Rockcliffe, Longburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Anthorn, Angerton and Skinburness areas. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Mossband Hall, Eden estuary, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Wampool estuary, Waver estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. Coastal conditions should ease for the high tide 13/03/20 at 01:37. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated this evening, 12/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 17:32
Irish Sea
High still water level is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Coastal conditions are expected to continue for two hours either side of the high tide at 00:45 tomorrow, 12/03/20. Tomorrow’s tide will also be at Flood Warning. Flooding is expected to affect Rockcliffe, Longburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Anthorn, Angerton and Skinburness areas. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Mossband Hall, Eden estuary, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Wampool estuary, Waver estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated in the morning, 12/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 07:52
Irish Sea
High still water level is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Coastal conditions are expected to continue for two hours either side of the high tide at lunchtime today 12:30 today, 11/03/20. Tonight’s tide will also be at Flood Warning. Flooding is expected to affect Rockcliffe, Longburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Anthorn, Angerton and Skinburness areas. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Mossband Hall, Eden estuary, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Wampool estuary, Waver estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated this afternoon, 11/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Mar 2020 17:36
Irish Sea
Tonight’s tide is not meeting any warning thresholds. However, tomorrow’s lunchtime tide is currently expected to reach Flood Warning. Coastal conditions are expected to continue for two hours either side of the high tide at 12:30 tomorrow lunchtime on 11/03/20. Flooding is expected to affect Rockcliffe, Longburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Anthorn, Angerton and Skinburness areas. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Mossband Hall, Eden estuary, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Wampool estuary, Waver estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Mar 2020 07:05
Irish Sea
Flooding is expected to affect Rockcliffe, Longburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Anthorn, Angerton and Skinburness areas. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Mossband Hall, Eden estuary, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Wampool estuary, Waver estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. Coastal conditions are expected to continue for two hours either side of the high tide at 11:45 on 10/03/20. This evenings tide will also be at Flood Alert. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated this afternoon, 10/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Feb 2020 09:44
Irish Sea
A Flood Warning is in force as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between on the 11:00 and 15:00 on the 11/02/2020. Flooding to roads and farmland is expected at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Tonights tide 11/02/2020 is currently not forecast to reach Flood Warning, but a flood alert will remain in place. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Mossband Hall, Eden estuary, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Wampool estuary, Waver estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth may be affected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing locks and flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated his afternoon, 11/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 16:00
Irish Sea
A Flood Warning is in force as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between on the 23:00 on the 10/02/2020 and 03:00 on the 11/02/2020. Flooding to roads and farmland is expected at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Tomorrow's tide 11/02/2020 is currently expected to reach Flood Warning between 11:00 and 15:00 on the 11/02/2020. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Mossband Hall, Eden estuary, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Wampool estuary, Waver estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth may be affected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing locks and flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 07:06
Irish Sea
A Flood Warning is in force as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between on the 11:30 on the 10/02/2020 and 13:00 on the 10/02/2020. Flooding to roads and farmland is expected at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Tonight’s tide 10/02/2020 is currently expected to reach Flood Warning between 23:30 and 01:30 on the 11/02/2020. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Mossband Hall, Eden estuary, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Wampool estuary, Waver estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth may be affected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing locks and flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated later today, 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 08:48
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect this part of the coast as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between 09:30 on the 09/02/2020 and 12:00 on the 09/02/2020. Affected areas will be Rockcliffe, Longburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Anthorn, Angerton and Skinburness areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing locks and flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated this afternoon, 09/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 08:24
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect this part of the coast as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Affected areas will be Rockcliffe, Longburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Anthorn, Angerton and Skinburness areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing locks and flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated this afternoon, 09/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Jan 2020 15:58
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to overtop sea defences as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest tonight between 23.00 and 03:00 tomorrow 14/01/20. Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is expected between these times. The Rockcliffe, Longburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Anthorn, Angerton and Skinburness areas will be at risk. Tomorrows high tides are not expected to reach Flood Warning level. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please avoid using low lying coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 14/01/20.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 18:46
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to overtop sea defences as a result of high spring tides. Tides will be at their highest tonight between 23.30 hours on 30 September 2019 and 03.30 hours on 01 October 2019. Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is expected between these times. The Rockcliffe, Longburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Anthorn, Angerton and Skinburness areas will be at risk. Tomorrow's midday tide is not expected to reach Flood Warning or Flood Alert levels. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 01/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 09:47
Irish Sea
The high tide at lunchtime today, Monday 30/09/19, for this area of the coast is not expected to reach flood warning level. The warning remains in place because the forecast for the high tide overnight Monday into Tuesday is expected to exceed the alert threshold and may reach warning level in the Port Carlisle area. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated this afternoon.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 17:35
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to overtop sea defences as a result of high spring tides. Tides will be at their highest between 22:45 hours today and 02:45 hours tomorrow, Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is expected between these times. The Rockcliffe, Longburgh, Port Carlisle, Bowness-on-Solway, Anthorn, Angerton and Skinburness areas will be at risk. Coastal conditions are expected to continue with tomorrow's lunch time tide expected to reach Flood Alert levels. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 30/09/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Mar 2019 09:06
Irish Sea
Tidal flooding is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and a small tidal surge. Tides will be at their highest between 11:30 and 13:00 today, 22/03/19. Flooding to low lying properties, roads and farmland is expected at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Low lying properties in the Port Carlisle area may be affected. Coastal conditions should ease for the following high tide at 01:00 on 23/03/19, as well as for subsequent high tides. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking and operating tidal flood defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near the coastline and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 22/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Mar 2019 18:10
Irish Sea
Tidal flooding is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and a small tidal surge. Tides will be at their highest between 11:30 and 13:00 tomorrow, 22/03/19. Flooding to low lying properties, roads and farmland is expected at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Low lying properties in the Port Carlisle area may be affected. Coastal conditions should ease for the following high tide at 01:00 on 23/03/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking and operating tidal flood defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near the coastline and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2019 05:58
Irish Sea
A large tidal surge is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible between 09:45 and 13:45 today, 20/02/19. Locations likely to be affected are Port Carlisle. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated later today, 20/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2019 18:21
Irish Sea
A large tidal surge is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible between 09:45 and 13:45 tomorrow, 20/02/19. Locations likely to be affected are Port Carlisle. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Jan 2018 17:16
Irish Sea
Whilst the high tide on 04/01/18 at 12:57am is not predicted to reach Flood Warning levels, a Flood Alert remains in place. The lunchtime tide on 04/01/18 is currently forecast to reach flood warning levels. The Environment Agency continues to monitor the situation and will update this message with the latest forecast information on Thursday morning.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Jan 2018 08:18
Irish Sea
A Flood Warning is in force for the high tide on the 03/01/2018. High tides may cause onshore flooding to roads, low lying land and some properties along the coast. People are warned to avoid walking or driving through water in these areas and to stay away from the coast. Environment Agency officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order. The tide is forecast to peak between 12 noon and 1pm on Wednesday. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 5.05m AOD at Silloth will have an additional surge of 0.5 metres. High water can be expected for 2 hours before and after the peak. For conversion between AoD and local chart or port datums please check your tide tables. Locations likely to be affected are Mossband Hall, Rockliffe, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Wampool Estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. We are forecasting that the high tide at 00:57 on the 04/01/2018 will be above Flood Alert levels but not Flood Warning levels.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Jan 2018 15:32
Irish Sea
A Flood Warning is in force for the high tide at midnight at Silloth on the 02/01/2018, high tides may cause onshore flooding to roads, low lying land and some properties along the coast. People are warned to avoid walking or driving through water in these areas and to stay away from the coast. Environment Agency officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order. The tide is forecast to peak between midnight and 01:00 a.m Wednesday morning. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 5.04m AOD at Silloth will have an additional surge of 1.5 metres. High water can be expected for 2 hours before and after the peak. For conversion between AoD and local chart or port datums please check your tide tables. Locations likely to be affected are Mossband Hall, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Wampool Estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. We are forecasting that the high tide at 12:29 on the 03/01/2018 will be above Flood Alert levels.


Flood Warning issued on 6 Dec 2017 16:36
Irish Sea
This flood warning has been issued for the high tide overnight on Wednesday 6th December into Thursday 7th December between 01:00am and 03:00am. Particular areas at risk are low lying land and roads around the Mossband Hall, Burgh Marshes, Port Carlisle and Skinburness area. During this period we could also experience some larger waves and some spray overtopping due to the forecast wind and rain. Tomorrow lunchtime’s tide on Thursday 7th December between 13:30pm and 15:30pm is not currently forecast to reach Flood Alert level. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the forecasts change.