Flood Alert Info - Coast at Duddon estuary

Area Description

Duddon Estuary including Haverigg, Millom Marsh, Foxfield, Sandside and Dunnerholme.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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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 07:41
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 low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness. 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 be at Flood Warning therefore this Flood Alert will also remain in place. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness. 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 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 12:30 today, 11/03/20. Tonight’s tide will also be at Flood Warning therefore this Flood Alert will also remain in place. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness. 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 Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 17:30
Irish Sea
Tonight’s tide is not meeting any warning thresholds. However, tomorrow’s lunchtime tide is currently expected to reach Flood Warning and therefore the Flood Alert will also remain in force. 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 low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness. 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 Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 06:55
Irish Sea
High tides are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and winds. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness. Coastal conditions are expected to continue for two hours either side of the high tide at 11:45 on 10/03/20. Tomorrow’s lunchtime 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 Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 10:59
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 15:00 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 04:00 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 Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness 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 16:01
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 Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness 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 07:19
Irish Sea
As a result of high spring tides and strong winds today’s lunchtime tide will reach flood alert. 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 Alert 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 Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness 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 16:11
Irish Sea
As a result of high spring tides and strong winds tonight’s tide will be high but may not quite reach flood alert. 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 Alert 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 Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness 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 08:10
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 13:30 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 Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness 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 16:40
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 Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness 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 30 Sep 2019 18:28
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of tonight’s high spring tides. Tides will be at their highest between 01.00 and 01.30 hours. Levels could remain high two hours either side of the high tide. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is expected. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness areas may be at risk. Please avoid using low lying coastal footpaths and roads. We do not forecast the midday tide on 01 October 2019 to reach Flood alert level. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 01/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 09:56
Irish Sea
The high tide at lunchtime today, Monday 30/09/19, for this area of the coast is not expected to reach flood alert level. The alert remains in place because the forecast for the high tide overnight Monday into Tuesday is that it will meet the alert level due to with large waves. 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 Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 17:47
Irish Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is expected between 22:45 hours today and 02:45 hours tomorrow. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness areas may be at risk. Coastal conditions are expected to continue with tomorrow night time tide also 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 30/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Aug 2019 16:12
Irish Sea
Tidal flooding is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high tides. Tides will be at their highest between 00:30am and 02:30am on 01/09/19. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askham-in-Furness areas will be affected. 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, 01/09/19.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Mar 2019 09:31
Irish Sea
Tidal flooding is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is expected on the high tide at 12:15pm today, 22/03/19. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths in the Kirkby-in-Furness area will be affected. Coastal conditions should ease for the following high tide at 00:40 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 Alert issued on 21 Mar 2019 17:31
Irish Sea
Tidal flooding is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is expected on the high tide at 12:15 tomorrow, 22/03/19. Low lying land, roads and coastal paths in the Kirkby-in-Furness area will be affected. 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 Alert issued on 20 Feb 2019 05:09
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 Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness may be affected. 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 later today, 20/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2019 15:59
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 Millom, Millom Marsh, Duddon Bridge, A595, Foxfield, Angerton Marsh, Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam-in-Furness may be affected. 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 tomorrow morning, 20/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2018 14:22
Irish Sea
A Flood Alert is in force for the high tide at 00:51 on 11/09/18, with tides at their highest 2 hours either side of this time. Locations likely to be affected are Kirkby in Furness. Whilst the high tide level is forecast to 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 5.16 mAOD at Barrow, with an additional surge of 0.3m. For conversion between AoD and local chart or port datums please check your tide tables.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jun 2018 10:23
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 Kirkby in Furness. 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, 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 4 Jan 2018 08:26
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 11:45 a.m. and 13:45 p.m. on Thursday. We forecast that the astronomical tide of 5.05 metres AOD at Barrow 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 Millom, Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. We are currently forecasting that the high tide at 01:15 a.m. at Barrow on the 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. 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 Millom, Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. We are currently forecasting that the high tide at 12:47pm. at Barrow on the 04/01/2018 will be 5.05 metres AOD.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 08:51
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. 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 Millom, Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. We are currently forecasting that the high tide at 00:26 a.m. at Barrow on the 04/01/2018 will be 4.96 metres AOD.


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. 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 Millom, Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. We are currently forecasting that the high tide at 11:59 a.m. at Barrow on the 03/01/2018 will also be above Flood Alert levels.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2017 16:24
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 Millom Marsh, Foxfield and Kirkby-in-Furness 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 09:48
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 Millom Marsh, Foxfield and Kirkby-in-Furness 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.