Flood Alert Info - Coast from Gretna to Silloth

Area Description

Coastline from Gretna to Silloth.

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 Currently in Force

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

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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

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Flood Alert issued on 12 Aug 2018 16:33
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 01:39 on 13/08/18 at Silloth, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Locations likely to be affected are Mossband Hall, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Wampool Estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. The Environment Agency are currently closing tidal gates. Tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are warned to stay away from the coast. We currently forecast that subsequent tides will be below Flood Alert levels. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 5.27 mAOD. For conversion between AoD and local chart or port datums please check your tide tables.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Aug 2018 14:29
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 00:54 at Silloth on 12/08/18, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Location likely to be affected is Port Carlisle. The Environment Agency are currently closing tidal gates. Tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are warned to stay away from the coast. We currently forecast that subsequent tides will be below Flood Alert levels. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 4.99 mAOD at Silloth with an additional surge of 0.06m. For conversion between AoD and local chart or port datums please check your tide tables.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2018 19:28
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 13:00 on 14/06/18, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Location likely to be affected is Port Carlisle. The Environment Agency are currently monitoring the situation. Tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected.  People are warned to stay away from the coast.  We currently forecast that subsequent tides will be below Flood Alert levels. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 4.71 m AOD at Silloth , with an additional surge of 0.7m. For conversion between AoD and local chart or port datums please check your tide tables.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Apr 2018 14:54
Irish Sea
This alert is issued for the lunchtime high tide at 1:40pm on Tuesday 17/04/18. The location likely to be affected is Port Carlisle. Note that the night-time high tide tonight Monday 16/04/18 is not expected to reach flood alert level. Onshore flooding may occur to roads, and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast for the period between 11:30am and 3:30pm on Tuesday. Tides are high currently due to spring tides. We will continue to monitor the situation and reissue this alert for subsequent high tides if needed, however, at the moment we do not expect subsequent high tides to reach alert level. Detailed tidal information: The forecast high tide level is 4.81m AoD at Silloth. We forecast additional surge of approximately 0.5m.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2018 07:21
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide on 04/03/18, tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are warned to stay away from the coast. The tide is forecast to peak between 12:00 and 15:00. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 9.63m AoD at Silloth will have an additional surge of 0.1m. 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 low lying land and coastal roads in the Port Carlisle area. We currently forecast that subsequent tides will be below Flood Alert levels.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2018 06:02
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide on 31/01/18, tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are warned to stay away from the coast. The tide is forecast to peak between 10:00 and 13:00. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 4.81m AoD at Silloth will have an additional surge of 0.6m. 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 Port Carlisle. We currently forecast that subsequent tides will be below Flood Alert levels.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 07:56
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide on 05/01/2018. Environment Agency officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order. The tide is forecast to peak between 12:04pm and 4:04pm on Friday. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 5 metres AOD at Silloth will have an additional surge of 0.15 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 local tide tables. Locations likely to be affected are Mossband Hall, Rockliffe, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Wampool Estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. We currently forecast that subsequent tides will not reach Flood Alert levels. The Environment Agency will continue to monitor this situation and update this message if necessary


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 15:45
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide on 05/01/2018. Environment Agency officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order. The tide is forecast to peak between 12:45am and 2:45am on Friday. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 4.86 metres AOD at Silloth will have an additional surge of 0.25 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 local tide tables. Locations likely to be affected are Mossband Hall, Rockliffe, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Wampool Estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. We are currently forecasting that the high tide at 2:04pm at Silloth on the 05/01/2018 will be 5 metres AOD.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 08:27
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide on 04/01/2018. Environment Agency officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order. The tide is forecast to peak between 12:15pm and 2:15pm on Thursday. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 5.09 metres AOD at Silloth will have an additional surge of 0.2 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 local tide tables. Locations likely to be affected are Mossband Hall, Rockliffe, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Wampool Estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. We are currently forecasting that the high tide at 1:45am at Silloth on the 05/01/2018 will be 4.86 metres AOD which may meet flood alert limits.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 17:16
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide on 04/01/2018. Environment Agency officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order. The tide is forecast to peak between 12 midnight and 2am on Thursday. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 4.9m AOD at Silloth will have an additional surge of 0.45 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 local tide tables. Locations likely to be affected are Mossband Hall, Rockliffe, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Wampool Estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Silloth. We are currently forecasting that the high tide at 13:17 at Silloth on the 04/01/2018 will reach Flood Warning Levels.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 08:30
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide on 03/01/2018. Tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are warned 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 currently forecasting that the high tide at 00:57a.m. at Silloth on the 04/01/2018 will be 4.90m AOD.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 13:47
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide on 03/01/2018, tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are warned 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 currently forecasting that the high tide at 12:29 p.m. on the 03/01/2018 will also be above Flood Alert levels.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2017 16:36
Irish Sea
This flood alert 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.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2017 09:37
Irish Sea
This flood alert has been issued for the high tide at lunchtime on Wednesday 6th December between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Particular areas at risk are low lying land and roads around the Mossband Hall, Burgh Marshes, Port Carlisle and Skinburness area. The tide overnight on Wednesday 6th December into Thursday 7th December between midnight and 2:30am will also be at Flood Alert, and during these periods we could also experience some larger waves and some spray overtopping due to the changing weather forecast of wind and rain. We expect this Flood Alert to remain in force into the weekend whilst the astronomical tide heights remain high. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the forecasts change.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Nov 2017 19:04
Irish Sea
This Tidal Alert is issued for the high tide at around 1am tomorrow, on Tuesday 7th November 2017. Tides are currently higher than normal. As a result of this some very localised flooding to low lying land and property is possible in the Port Carlisle area. People are advised to exercise caution next to the coast in risk areas. We will continue to monitor the situation and re-issue this Alert for any subsequent High Tides if required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: The forecast High Tide is 5.91m AOD at Silloth please to your local tide tables if you require a conversion from m AOD levels.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2017 18:28
Irish Sea
This Tidal Alert is issued for the high tide at around 11:30pm this evening, on Saturday 4th November 2017. Tides are currently higher than normal. As a result of this some very localised flooding to low lying land and property is possible in the Port Carlisle area. People are advised to exercise caution next to the coast in the risk areas. We will continue to monitor the situation and re-issue this Alert for any subsequent High Tides if required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: The forecast High Tide is 5.75m AOD at Silloth please to your local tide tables if you require a conversion from m AOD levels.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 14:50
Irish Sea
This alert is issued for the lunchtime high tide at 1:40 pm BST on Saturday 21/10/17. Strong winds are forecast to cause waves overtopping sea defences and sea spray throughout the period between midday and 3pm. Expect tides to be higher than usual. Onshore flooding may occur to roads, and some properties along the coast may be affected.  People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Environment Agency officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and wind direction. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: The forecast high tide level is between 5.3m and 5.8m AoD  at Silloth. This is from 0.5m to 1m above the astronomical tide level. The location likely to be affected is Port Carlisle. We currently forecast that subsequent tides will be below Flood Alert level.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2017 10:08
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the period between Monday 16 October 2017 at 14:00 and Tuesday 17th October 2017 at midday. Gale force winds are forecast and will bring the risk of very large waves during this period. Overtopping of defences and tidal spray may cause onshore flooding to roads, and some properties along the coast may be affected. Please take care in high winds, stay away from exposed coastal areas and follow any instructions from the emergency services. Environment Agency officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and wind directions. Locations likely to be most affected are the coast at Silloth and exposed areas across the Cumbrian coast. We will update this message should we have any additional information.