Flood Alert Info - Coast at Barrow in Furness

Area Description

Coastline at Barrow in Furness.

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


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 p.m. at Barrow on the 04/01/2018 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 West Shore Park, Biggar Bank Road, Tummerhill Marshes, Rampside and Roa Island. 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 08:53
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 a.m. 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 West Shore Park, Biggar Bank Road, Tummerhill Marshes, Rampside and Roa Island. 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 West Shore Park, Biggar Bank Road, Tummerhill Marshes, Rampside and Roa Island. 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 16:22
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 Vickerstown, West Shore Park and Tummer Hill Marsh 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 09:51
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 Vickerstown, West Shore Park and Tummer Hill Marsh 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 6 Nov 2017 19:08
Irish Sea
This Tidal Alert is issued for the high tide at around 12:45am 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 Vickerstown 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 5.040m AOD at Barrow please to your local tide tables if you require a conversion from m AOD levels.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2017 18:33
Irish Sea
This Tidal Alert is issued for the high tide at around 11:15pm 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 Vickerstown Area 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 5.060m AOD at Barrow please to your local tide tables if you require a conversion from m AOD levels.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 15:28
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 2:30 pm. 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 5.35 m AoD  at Barrow. This is 0.85 m above the astronomical tide level. The location likely to be affected is Vickerstown. We currently forecast that subsequent tides will be below Flood Alert level.