Flood Warning Info - Tidal River Taw from Bishops Tawton to Barnstaple

Area Description

low lying areas on the tidal River Taw, including Bishops Tawton and Lake.
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

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 13:21
River Taw
Flooding is expected for the Tidal River Taw 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, waves and spray in the Taw estuary. There is potential for flooding to properties at Bishops Tawton including areas around the A377 (New Road), School Lane, Easter Street and Sanders Lane. 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.