Flood Warning Info - Cumbrian coastline from St Bees Head to Millom, along the coast from North Head to Haverigg

Area Description

St Bees Head to Millom including Seascale, Ravenglass, Saltcoats, Haverigg and beach front properties at Coulderton, Nethertown and Braystones..
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 beachfront properties at Coulderton, Nethertown and Braystones. Low lying properties at Saltcoats, Ravenglass, A595 at Muncaster Mill Bridge and the Esk Estuary. 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 beachfront properties at Coulderton, Nethertown and Braystones. Low lying properties at Saltcoats, Ravenglass, A595 at Muncaster Mill Bridge and the Esk Estuary. 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 Feb 2020 09:41
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 11:00 and 14:00 on the 11/02/2020. Tonight's tide 11/02/2020 is currently expected to reach Flood Alert between 23:00 on the 11/02/2020 and 03:00 on the 12/02/2020. Flooding to roads and farmland is expected at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at St Bees, Coulderton, Nethertown, Braystones, Seascale, Saltcoats, Ravenglass, Annas estuary and Haverigg 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, 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 22:30 on the 10/02/2020 and 02:30 on the 11/02/2020. Tomorrow's tide 11/02/2020 is currently expected to reach Flood Alert between 10:30 and 14:30 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. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at St Bees, Coulderton, Nethertown, Braystones, Seascale, Saltcoats, Ravenglass, Annas estuary and Haverigg 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 07:16
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 11:00 on the 10/02/2020 and 13:00 on the 10/02/2020. . Tonight’s tide 10/02/2020 is currently expected to reach Flood Warning between 23:30 and 01:30 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. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at St Bees, Coulderton, Nethertown, Braystones, Seascale, Saltcoats, Ravenglass, Annas estuary and Haverigg 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 08:52
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 13:30 on the 09/02/2020. Areas affected will be beachfront properties at Coulderton, Nethertown and Braystones. As well as low lying properties at Saltcoats, Ravenglass, A595 at Muncaster Mill Bridge and the Esk Estuary. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 08:26
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. Areas affected will be beachfront properties at Coulderton, Nethertown and Braystones. As well as low lying properties at Saltcoats, Ravenglass, A595 at Muncaster Mill Bridge and the Esk Estuary. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 11 Jan 2020 09:46
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between 11:15 and 11:45 today, 11/01/20. Flooding is expected at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Onshore flooding to roads and some properties along the coast at Braystones, Nethertown and Coulderton may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas and take action as needed. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating defences. 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 afternoon of 11/01/20


Flood Warning issued on 11 Jan 2020 09:36
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between 11:15 and 11:45am today, 11/01/20. Flooding is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Onshore flooding to roads and some properties along the coast at Braystones, Nethertown and Coulderton may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas and take action as needed. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating defences. 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 afternoon of 11/01/20


Flood Warning issued on 9 Oct 2018 07:28
Irish Sea
A Flood Warning is in force for the high tide at 12:10 on 09/10/18, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Location likely to be affected is Braystones Beach. The Environment Agency are closing gates at Ravenglass. The water level for this high tide is below the Flood Warning level but strong winds and waves may cause tidal spray, onshore flooding to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas and take action as needed. We currently do not forecast that the high tide at 00:25 on 10/10/2018 will be above the Flood Warning level. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 4.44 mAOD at Workington and 4.85mAOD at Barrow. For conversion between mAoD and chart or port datum please check your tide table.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Oct 2018 16:06
Irish Sea
A Flood Warning is in force for the high tide at 23:50 on 08/10/18, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Location likely to be affected is Braystones Beach. The Environment Agency are closing gates at Ravenglass. The water level for this high tide is below the Flood Warning level but strong winds and waves may cause tidal spray, onshore flooding to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas and take action as needed.  We currently forecast that the high tide at 12:10 on 09/10/2018 will be above the Flood Warning level. We will update this warning with further information in due course. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 4.54 mAOD at Workington and 4.92mAOD at Barrow. For conversion between mAoD and chart or port datum please check your tide table.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Jan 2018 15:32
Irish Sea
A Flood Warning is in force for the high tide at 23:37 at Barrow and 23:43 at Workington, 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. The tide is forecast to peak between midnight and 01:00 a.m Wednesday morning. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 4.93m AOD at Barrow will have an additional surge of 1.25 metres and the astronomical tide of 4.54m AOD at Workington will have an additional surge of 1.25 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 Seascale, Ravenglass and Salcoats, Haverigg. We are forecasting that the high tide at 11:59 at Barrow and the high tide at 12:04 at Workington on the 03/01/2018 will be above Flood Alert levels.