Flood Warning Info - North Devon Coast at Lynmouth

Area Description

low lying or exposed parts Lynmouth.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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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


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 13:21
Bristol Channel, North Devon Coast
Flooding is expected for Lynmouth over the high tide on Monday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 8pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Gale force 6 south westerly winds are forecast to cause high levels along the coast, with potential for some spray on Lynmouth seafront and along tidal sections of the River Lyn between 6pm and 7.30pm. However conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. Take care near coastal paths and promenades. This may cause localised standing water on roads near The Esplanade, Riverside Road and Lynmouth Street is likely. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Coastal conditions should ease after this evening’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 5.61 mAOD, this is 0.23 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Warning issued on 4 Jan 2018 14:14
Bristol Channel, North Devon Coast
Flooding is expected for Lynmouth over high tide on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Ilfracombe high water is at 8pm Thursday and 8am Friday. Force 4 South Westerly winds, offshore waves over 3.2m are forecast for this evening’s high tide. Force 7 South Westerly winds, over 5.4m offshore waves forecast for Friday morning. However, conditions may apply 2 hours either side of high tide. Weather conditions could make tides up to 12cm higher than predicted. Large waves and spray are likely and may cause localised standing water on roads near The Esplanade, Riverside Road and Lynmouth Street. Do not drive through flood water or waves. We’re monitoring the situation, and we’ll issue updates for changes. Detailed Forecast high tide level information follows if required: Thursday evening: 5.07mAOD; 0.29m above astronomical tide level. Friday morning: 4.97mAOD; 0.12m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Jan 2018 10:35
Bristol Channel, North Devon Coast
Flooding is expected for Lynmouth over high tide on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Ilfracombe high water is at 7pm Wednesday and 7.30am Thursday. Force 6 westerly winds, offshore waves over 4.5m are forecast for Wednesday night’s high tide. Force 6 west south westerly winds, over 3m offshore waves forecast for Thursday morning. However, conditions may apply 2 hours either side of high tide. Weather conditions could make tides up to 25cm higher than predicted. Large waves and spray are likely and may cause localised standing water on roads near The Esplanade, Riverside Road and Lynmouth Street. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Coastal conditions will remain stormy until Friday. We’re monitoring situation, we’ll issue updates for changes. Detailed Forecast high tide level information follows if required: Wednesday evening: 5.13mAOD; 0.07m above astronomical tide level. Thursday morning: 5.41mAOD; 0.24m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Jan 2018 15:05
Bristol Channel, North Devon Coast
Flooding is expected for Lynmouth over high tide on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Ilfracombe high water is at 6.30pm Tuesday and 6.30am Wednesday. Gale force 8 south westerly winds and offshore waves over 3m forecast for Tuesday night’s high tide. Severe gale force 9 westerly winds and 8m offshore waves forecast for Wednesday morning. However, conditions may apply 2 hours either side of high tide. Weather conditions could make tides around 35cm higher than predicted. Large waves and spray are likely and may cause localised standing water on roads near The Esplanade, Riverside Road and Lynmouth Street. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Coastal conditions will remain stormy until Friday. We’re monitoring situation, we’ll issue updates for changes. Detailed Forecast high tide level information follows if required: Tuesday evening: 5.18mAOD; 0.41m above astronomical tide level. Wednesday morning: 5.31mAOD; 0.33m above astronomical tide level.