Flood Warning Info - Tidal River Torridge from Weare Giffard to Bideford

Area Description

low lying areas on the tidal River Torridge, including Weare Giffard, Bideford East-the-Water, Wooder Wharf and Northam.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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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


Flood Warning issued on 12 Mar 2020 06:28
River Torridge
Flooding is expected over the high tides on Thursday. High water at Ilfracombe on Thursday at 07:45 and 20:15, times of high water will vary along the coast. Conditions apply two hours either side of high tide. Force 6 west south west winds and offshore wave heights of up to 4.4m are forecast. This may cause localised property flooding and standing water on roads. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on the local radio. We are monitoring the situation and will update this information on Thursday afternoon or if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level on Thursday morning is 5.53 mAOD and 5.15 mAOD on Thursday evening; this is 0.12 metres and 0.13 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 14:30
River Torridge
Flooding is expected over the high tides on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. High water at Ilfracombe on Wednesday at 19:30 and Thursday at 07:45, times of high water will vary along the coast. Conditions apply two hours either side of high tide. Force 7 west south west winds and offshore wave heights of 4.5m are forecast. This may cause localised property flooding and standing water on roads. Do not drive through flood water or waves. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on the local radio. We are monitoring the situation and will update this information on Thursday morning or if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level on Wednesday evening is 5.61 mAOD and 5.58 mAOD on Thursday morning; this is 0.53 metres and 0.37 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 13:22
River Torridge
Flooding is expected within the Tidal River Torridge over the high tide on Monday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 8pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. However conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. Gale force 6 south westerly winds are forecast to cause high levels, waves and spray in the Torridge estuary. Take care near coastal paths and promenades. This may cause localised standing water on roads along the valley bottom. 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.