Flood Warning Info - South Devon Coast from Exmouth to Seaton

Area Description

Exposed coastal areas of Sidmouth, Seaton, Dawlish Warren, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton.
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 15 Dec 2020 15:12
English Channel, South Devon Coast
Flooding is expected for the East Devon coast between Exmouth and Seaton over the high tide on Wednesday morning. High water at Exmouth is at 7:45am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Gale force 7 Southerly winds and offshore wave heights of 2.7m are forecast to cause flooding to vulnerable properties at high tide. However conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. Expect tides to be around 570mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. Large waves and spray are likely so take care near coastal paths and promenades. This may cause localised standing water on coastal roads. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Coastal conditions should ease for the afternoon’s high tide, however we are continuing to monitor the situation and will issue updates if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 2.74 mAOD at Exmouth, this is 0.57 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Nov 2018 15:50
English Channel, South Devon Coast
Flooding is expected from Exmouth to Seaton over the high tide this evening, Friday 9th November. High water at Exmouth is at 19:45, times of High Water will vary along the coast. Strong south south west winds up to Force 8 and wave heights of 3.2m are forecast which may cause wave overtopping of sea defences. Expect tides to be up to 530mm higher than predicted on tide tables. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Environment Agency staff will continue to monitor tide levels, and issue updates as required. Detailed tide information for those who use it: The forecast high tide level is 2.67 m AOD, this is 530mm above astronomical tide level. Wind speeds peak at south south west Force 8.