Flood Alert Info - South Devon Coast from Dawlish Warren to Seaton

Area Description

Exposed coastal areas at Dawlish Warren, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Branscombe, Seaton.
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 History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 15:05
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible for the high tides on Tuesday the 11th of February and Wednesday the 12th of February. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday the 12th of February. High water at Exmouth is at 21:00 on Tuesday evening and 09:15 on Wednesday morning. High water times will vary slightly along the coast. The current forecast conditions could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and localised flooding in exposed coastal locations. People are advised to stay away from the areas of risk and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated on Wednesday or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 13:35
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible for the high tides on Monday the 10th of February and the morning of Tuesday the 11th of February. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday the 12th of February. High water at Exmouth is at 20:15 on Monday evening and 08:30 on Tuesday morning. The times of high water will vary along the coast. The current forecast conditions, associated with strong winds and large waves from storm Ciara, could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and localised flooding in exposed coastal locations. People are advised to stay away from the areas of risk and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated on Tuesday or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 12:39
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible for the high tides on Sunday the 9th of February and the morning of Monday the 10th of February. High water at Exmouth on Sunday evening is at 19:30 and 07:45 on Monday morning. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday the 12th of February. The current forecast conditions, associated with strong winds and large waves from storm Ciara, could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and localised flooding in exposed coastal locations. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated on Monday or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Feb 2020 17:37
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible for high tides on Sunday the 9th of February and the morning of Monday the 10th of February. High water at Exmouth on Sunday is at 06:45 and 19:15 and Monday at 07:30. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday the 12th of February. The current forecast conditions, associated with strong winds and large waves from storm Ciara, could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and localised flooding in exposed coastal locations. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated on Sunday or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 12:18
South Devon Coast
Conditions are expected to ease for this evening’s high tide. However, flooding is possible over the high tide on Thursday morning. High water at Exmouth is at 10:30am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 7 south south easterly winds and offshore wave heights of over 2m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 500mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Exmouth is 2.34 mAOD, this is 0.5 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 12:31
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening. High water on Tuesday evening at Exmouth is at 9:45pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 4 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 2.5m are forecast on Tuesday evening. This is likely to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message by midday on Wednesday. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level for Tuesday evening at Exmouth is 2.6 mAOD, this is 0.81 metres above astronomical tide levels.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 13:51
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. High water at Exmouth is at 6.45pm on Tuesday evening. Force 5 southerly winds are forecasted to result in over 1.7 metre offshore wave heights. High water at Exmouth is at 7.00am on Wednesday morning. Force 5 south-westerly winds are forecasted to result in over 1 metre offshore wave heights. These conditions are likely to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level for Tuesday is 2.71mAOD and for Wednesday is 2.77m AOD. This is 0.60m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2018 11:32
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday afternoon. High water at Exmouth is at 2.15pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 3m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 450 mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Exmouth is 1.52 mAOD, this is 0.45 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 14:39
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tides from Friday 9th November. High water at Exmouth is 19:45 this evening however times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong Force 8 south south westerly winds are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect this evenings tide to be around 530mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions, with a total forecast level of 2.67mAOD. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2018 16:26
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tides from Thursday 8th November through to Friday 9th November. High water at Exmouth is 19:15 this evening however times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong Force 7 south south easterly winds are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect this evenings tide to be around 210mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions, with a total forecast level of 2.33mAOD. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We are expecting this alert to remain in force for Friday evenings high tide at 19:45. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2018 11:56
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tides from Wednesday 7th November through to Friday 9th November. High water at Exmouth is 18:00 on Wednesday and 06:45 on Thursday morning however times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong Force 6 south westerly winds are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 120mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Exmouth on Wednesday evening is 2.28 mAOD, and on Thursday morning 2.26 mAOD, both high tides are 0.12 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Nov 2018 10:53
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening through to Wednesday. Wednesday morning is forecast to be the highest tide at Exmouth at 6.15am however times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 7 south westerly winds are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 400mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Exmouth on Wednesday am is 2.55 mAOD, this is 0.44 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 11:27
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tides of Friday evening and Saturday morning. High water at Plymouth is at 8.45pm Friday and 9:00am Saturday, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 8 south south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 3m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 400mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2018 15:11
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Friday morning. High water at Plymouth is at 0830, times of High Water will vary along the coast. Strong Southerly winds up to Force 8 and offshore wave heights of up to 4m are forecast which may cause wave overtopping of sea defences. Expect tides to be up to 400mm 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.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 14:45
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible around the PM high tide on Friday 20th and the AM high tide on Saturday 21st October 2017. High water at Exmouth is at 8:15pm and 8:30am respectively. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Southerly force 6 to 7 winds on Friday evening turn south westerly on Saturday morning. Offshore wave heights of up to 2.2m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 0.2 to 0.3m higher than predicted. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Exmouth is 2.41 mAOD on Friday evening and 2.5 mAOD on Saturday morning, this is 0.2m and 0.34m above astronomical tide level respectively.