Flood Alert Info - Coast from St Bees Head to Millom

Area Description

Low Lying areas along the coast from St Bees Head to Millom including Ravenglass and Annaside.
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 12 Mar 2020 07:42
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 low lying land, roads and coastal paths at St Bees, Coulderton, Nethertown, Braystones, Seascale, Saltcoats, Ravenglass, Annas estuary and Haverigg. 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 Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 17:33
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 expected to reach Flood Warning therefore this Flood Alert will also remain in place. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at St Bees, Coulderton, Nethertown, Braystones, Seascale, Saltcoats, Ravenglass, Annas estuary and Haverigg. 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 Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 10:28
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of Storm Dennis. Tides will be at their highest between 14:00 and 18:00 today, 15/02/2020. Flooding to roads and farmland is expected between 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 the floodgates at Ravenglass. Please avoid using low lying footpaths along the coast. This message will be updated this evening, 15/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 10:51
Irish Sea
A flood alert remains in force as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between 11:00 and 15:30 on the 11/02/2020. Tonight's tide 11/02/2020 is currently expected to reach Flood Alert between 23:00 on 11/02/2020 and 03:30 on 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 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 Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 16:02
Irish Sea
A flood alert remains 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 Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 07:13
Irish Sea
A flood alert remains 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 Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 15:58
Irish Sea
A flood alert remains in force as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between 23:00 on the 09/02/2020 and 01:00 on the 10/02/2020. . Tomorrow lunchtimes tide 10/02/2020 is currently expected to reach Flood Warning between 11:30 and 13:30. 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, 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 07:56
Irish Sea
A flood alert has been issued. 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 09:00 on the 09/02/2020 and 13:00 on the 09/02/2020. 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, 09/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 16:35
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 21:30 on the 08/02/20 and 01:30 on the 09/02/20. 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, 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 08:22
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding is possible today between 12:30 and 16:30. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at St Bees, Coulderton, Nethertown, Braystones, Seascale, Saltcoats, Ravenglass, Annas estuary and Haverigg will be affected. Further tides are not forecast to reach 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 later today 15/01/2020..


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 07:44
Irish Sea
Todays tides 14th January 2020 are not expected to reach Flood Alert. However, the forecast for tomorrow lunchtime tide 15th January 2020 is currently expected be at Flood Alert between 12:30 and 16:30. 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. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/01/20


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jan 2020 15:58
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding is possible between 23:00 today and 03:00 tomorrow 14/01/20. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at St Bees, Coulderton, Nethertown, Braystones, Seascale, Saltcoats, Ravenglass, Annas estuary and Haverigg will be affected. 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, 14/01/20.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Jan 2020 16:08
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 tomorrow, 11/01/20. Flooding is possible 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 will be affected. 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 Alert issued on 20 Feb 2019 05:46
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 09:45 and 13:45 today, 20/02/19. Flooding to roads and farmland is possible 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 checking defences and 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, 20/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2019 16:01
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 09:45 and 13:45 tomorrow, 20/02/19. Flooding to roads and farmland is possible 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 checking defences and 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, 20/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 16:16
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore. Tides will be at their highest between 01:00 and 03:00 Saturday morning 09/02/2019, with wave overtopping and onshore spray expected. Flooding to roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are currently do not expect Saturday’s lunchtime tide to reach Flood Alert level. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Braystones are most likely to be affected. We continue to closely monitor the situation. This message will be updated Saturday morning 09/02/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 09:22
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of Storm Erik, with wave overtopping and onshore spray. Tides will be at their highest between 12:30 and 14:30 today, Friday 08/02/19. Flooding to roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are currently expecting the high tide in the early hours of tomorrow morning will also reach flood alert level. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Braystones are most likely to be affected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out checking the impact. Please avoid the area near Braystones Beach while the tide is high and the storm is in force. This message will be updated this afternoon, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2018 13:51
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of strong onshore winds. Tides will be at their highest between 22:30 tonight Friday 07/12/18 and 00:30 tomorrow Saturday 08/12/2018. Flooding to roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Flooding will affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at St Bees, Coulderton, Nethertown, Braystones, Seascale, Saltcoats, Ravenglass, Annas estuary and Haverigg. Coastal conditions should ease for the Saturday 08/12/18 high tide at 11:55. 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 by 09:00 on 8/12/18, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2018 15:30
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of strong onshore winds. Tides will be at their highest between 11:00 and 13:00 tomorrow, Friday 07/12/18. Flooding to roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Flooding will affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at St Bees, Coulderton, Nethertown, Braystones, Seascale, Saltcoats, Ravenglass, Annas estuary and Haverigg. Coastal conditions should ease for the Friday 07/12/18 high tide at 23:37. 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 by 14:00 on 07/12/18, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2018 09:42
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 14:50 on 28/11/2018, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. The location likely to be affected is Braystones. Tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas. 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 8.72 mAOD at Barrow and 7.95mAOD at Workington, with an additional surge of 0.5m. . For conversion between AOD and local chart or port datums please check your tide tables.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 09:39
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 14:08 on 12/10/2018, with tides at their highest level two hours either side of this time. Location likely to be affected is Braystones Beach. The water level for this high tide is below the Flood Alert level but strong winds and waves may cause spray, onshore flooding to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas. We currently forecast that the high tide at 02:30 on 13/10/2018 will be below the Flood Alert level. We will update this Alert with further information in due course. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 4.18 mAOD at Workington and 4.51mAOD at Barrow, with an additional surge of 0.49m at Workington and 0.32mAOD at Barrow. For conversion between mAoD and chart or port datum please check your tide table.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Oct 2018 07:29
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert 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 Alert 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. A flood warning is also in force for this high tide. We currently do not forecast that the high tide at 00:25 on 10/10/2018 will be above the Flood Alert 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 Alert issued on 8 Oct 2018 16:06
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 23:50 on 08/10/2018, with tides at their highest level two hours either side of this time. Location likely to be affected is Braystones Beach. We will be closing the gate at Ravenglass. The water level for this high tide is below the Flood Alert level but strong winds and waves may cause spray, onshore flooding to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas. A Flood Warning has also been issued for this high tide. We currently forecast that the high tide at 12:10 on 09/10/2018 will again be above the Flood Alert level. We will update this Alert 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 Alert issued on 8 Oct 2018 07:08
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 11:33 on 08/10/2018, with tides at their highest level two hours either side of this time. Location likely to be affected is Braystones Beach. The Environment Agency have closed the gate at Ravenglass. The water level for this high tide is below the Flood Alert level but strong winds and waves may cause spray, onshore flooding to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas. We currently forecast that the high tide at 23:30 on 08/10/2018 will again be above the Flood Alert level. We will update this Alert with further information in due course. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 4.22 mAOD at Workington and 4.63mAOD at Barrow. For conversion between mAoD and chart or port datum please check your tide table.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Oct 2018 11:19
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 23:07 on 07/10/2018, with tides at their highest level two hours either side of this time. Location likely to be affected is Braystones Beach. The Environment Agency will close the gate at Ravenglass. The water level for this high tide is below the Flood Alert level but strong winds and waves may cause spray, onshore flooding to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas. We currently forecast that the Flood Alert for the high tide at 11:30 on 08/10/2018 will be issued due to wind and wave action. We will update this Alert with further information in due course. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 4.22 mAOD at Workington and 4.56mAOD at Barrow. For conversion between mAoD and chart or port datum please check your tide table.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Sep 2018 09:55
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert remains in force. Whilst the high tide at 14:03 on 12/09/2018 will not reach the Flood Alert level we forecast the subsequent overnight tide at 02:20 on the 13/09/2018 will again be above the Flood Alert level, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Locations likely to be affected are Braystones Beach. The Environment Agency will monitor the gate at Ravenglass. Tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads, and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide at 02:20 on the 13/09/2018 is 4.6 mAOD at Workington and 4.95 at Barrow, with a minimal surge forecast. For conversion between AoD and local chart or port datums please check your tide tables.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Sep 2018 16:55
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 01:38 on 12/09/2018, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Locations likely to be affected are Braystones Beach. The Environment Agency will close the gate at Ravenglass. Tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads, and some properties along the coast may be affected.  People are advised to take care in coastal areas.  We currently forecast that subsequent tides will be below Flood Alert level. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level is 4.80 mAOD at Workington and 5.17 at Barrow, with a minimal surge forecast. For conversion between AoD and local chart or port datums please check your tide tables.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2018 14:16
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 00:46 on 11/09/2018, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Locations likely to be affected are Braystones Beach. The Environment Agency will close the gate at Ravenglass. Whilst the high tide level will remain below the Flood Alert level the effect of waves may cause tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected.  People are advised to take care in coastal areas.  We currently forecast that subsequent tides will be below Flood Alert level. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 4.80 mAOD at Workington and 5.16 at Barrow, with an additional surge of 0.30m. For conversion between AoD and local chart or port datums please check your tide tables.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Sep 2018 17:09
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 00:12 on 10/09/2018, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Locations likely to be affected are Braystones Beach. The Environment Agency will close the gate at Ravenglass. The high tide level will remain below the Flood Alert level the effect of waves may cause spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected. People are advised to take care in coastal areas. We currently forecast that the high tide at 12:40 on 10/09/2018 will be above the Alert levels and that the subsequent high tide on Monday night is currently forecast to reach the Warning level. We will update this Alert with further information in due course. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 4.60 mAOD at Workington and 4.94 at Barrow, with an additional surge of 0.15m. For conversion between mAoD and chart or port datum please check your tide table.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2018 19:28
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 12:30 on 14/06/18, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Location likely to be affected is Braystones. 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 4.73 m AOD at Barrow and 4.38m AOD at Workington, 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 31 Jan 2018 06:01
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 09:00 and 13:00. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 4.37m AoD at Workington will have an additional surge of 0.5m. 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 Braystones Beach due to wave action from a strong westerly wind. We currently forecast that subsequent tides will be below Flood Alert levels.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 08:30
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 11:45am and 1:45pm on Thursday. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 5.05 metres AOD at Barrow will have an additional surge of 0.2 metres and the astronomical tide of 4.74 metres AOD at Workington 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 Seascale, Ravenglass and Salcoats, Haverigg. We currently forecast that the high tide at 1:15am at Barrow on 05/01/2018 will be 4.82 metres AOD.


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 11:30pm on Wednesday and 1:30am on Thursday. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 4.96m AOD at Barrow will have an additional surge of 0.35 metres and the astronomical tide of 4.57m AOD at Workington will have an additional surge of 0.35 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 Seascale, Ravenglass and Salcoats, Haverigg. We currently forecast that the high tide at 12:47pm. at Barrow on 04/01/2018 will be 5.05 metres AOD.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 08:50
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 11:30 and 12:30 on Wednesday. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 5.03m AOD at Barrow will have an additional surge of 0.5 metres and the astronomical tide of 4.70m AOD at Workington will have an additional surge of 0.55 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 currently forecast that the high tide at 00:26 a.m. at Barrow on 04/01/2018 will be 4.96 metres AOD and this may reach flood alert levels.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 13:46
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide on 02/01/2018, 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 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 currently forecast that the high tide at 11:59 a.m. at Barrow and the high tide at 12:04 p.m. at Workington on 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 00:30am and 02:30am. Particular areas at risk are low lying land and roads around the Braystones Beach, Ravenglass and Haverigg areas. 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 13:00pm and 15:00pm 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 09:44
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 Braystones Beach, Ravenglass and Haverigg areas. The tide overnight 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 20 Oct 2017 15:24
Irish Sea
This alert is issued for the lunchtime high tide at 1 pm BST on Saturday 21/10/17. Strong winds are forecast to cause waves overtopping sea defences and sea spray throughout the period between 11:30 am and 2:30pm. 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 5 m AoD  at Workington. This is 0.85 m above the astronomical tide level. The forecast high tide at Barrow is 5.35m AoD, which is 0.85m above the astronomical tide level. 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 Braystones and exposed areas across the Cumbrian coast. We will update this message should we have any additional information.