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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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

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

Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2022 08:00
Irish Sea
Today, 18/02/2022, Lunchtime's tide at 12:30 PM is higher than normal due to Storm Eunice bring storm force winds, large waves, and spray overtopping on the coast. Large waves and spray overtopping are forecast to cause flooding and damage along the coast at Seascale, Ravenglass, Saltcoats, Haverigg. Vulnerable properties along the foreshore at Braystones, Nethertown and Coulderton are susceptible to these conditions. Impacts are possible 2 hours either side of high tide forecast, at 12:30 PM. We do not expect to see similar impacts for tonight’s high tide, but further unsettled weather is forecast, as a result we may issue further alerts and warnings over the next 2 to 3 days. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates and checking defences. Stay away from beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated by 7:00 PM on 18/02/2022, or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2022 18:43
Irish Sea
This Flood Warning has been issued due to the high tide forecast at 11:45 PM tonight, 16/02/22. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of this time. Storm Dudley is forecast to bring strong winds, large waves and spray overtopping on the coast overnight tonight and vulnerable properties along the foreshore at Braystones, Nethertown and Coulderton are susceptible to these conditions. With further unsettled conditions and Storm Eunice forecast, we are expecting higher than normal tides over the next 3 to 4 days and as a result we are likely to issue further alerts and warnings. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates and checking defences. We will continue to monitor the situation and reissue this warning if necessary. Avoid beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/2022, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Dec 2021 19:19
Irish Sea
This Flood Warning has been issued due to the high tide forecast at 1:40am on 08/12/2021. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of this time. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the stormy conditions associated with Storm Barra, this may cause large waves and spray overtopping on the coast. Properties on the foreshore at Braystones, Nethertown and Coulderton are at risk. Forecasts indicate further warnings may be issued for the lunchtime tide on Wednesday. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.


Flood Warning issued on 4 Dec 2021 07:01
Irish Sea
This Flood Warning has been issued due to the high tide forecast at 11:00 AM on 04/12/2021. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of this time. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The forecast is for strong winds throughout the day. This may cause large waves and spray overtopping on the coast this morning. Properties on the foreshore at Braystones, Nethertown and Coulderton are at risk. We do not expect to see similar impacts for this evening's or tomorrow's high tides. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Nov 2020 15:30
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 10:15pm and 10:45pm today, 14/11/2020. Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. 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 and checking defences. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/11/2020, or as the situation changes.


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.