Flood Alert Info - South Devon Estuaries

Area Description

Low-lying areas and communities in the Erme, Avon, Kingsbridge, Dart, Teign and Exe Estuaries.
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 Mar 2020 15:20
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over all high tides tomorrow morning through to and including Thursday morning. High water at Plymouth on Wednesday is at 19:15. On Thursday it is at 07:30. Times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides together with strong Force 5 west, south westerly winds are forecast 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 and monitor their local weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the highest forecast tide level at Plymouth for this time period is 2.86 mAOD at 19:15 on Wednesday and 3.01 mAOD on Thursday at 07:30. This is 0.29 meters and 0.22 meters above astronomical tidal level.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 14:29
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over all high tides tomorrow morning through to and including Thursday morning. High water at Exmouth on Wednesday is at 08:15am, and 20:45pm. On Thursday it is at 09:00am. Times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides together with strong Force 5 west, south westerly winds are forecast 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 and monitor their local weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The highest forecast tide level at Exmouth for this time period is 2.39 mAOD at 08:15am on Wednesday. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and issues update as required.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 16:30
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Thursday morning. High water at Plymouth is at 8.36am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 4.5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 470mm 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 Plymouth is 3.07 mAOD, this is 0.47 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 12:10
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible for the high tides on Tuesday the 11th of February and the morning of Wednesday the 12th of February. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday the 12th of February. High water at Plymouth is at 19:30 on Tuesday evening and 08:00 on Wednesday morning. High water times will vary slightly 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 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 Plymouth is at 18:45 on Monday evening and 07:15 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 from Sunday the 9th of February and the morning of Monday the 10th of February. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday the 12th of February. High water at Plymouth is at 18:00 on Sunday evening and 06:30 on Monday morning. 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 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 8 Feb 2020 12:47
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible for morning high tides from Sunday the 9th of February until at least Thursday the 13th. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides, the largest tide is forecast for Thursday the 13th. High tide at Plymouth is at 05:30am on Sunday and 06:30am on Monday. 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 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 14 Jan 2020 12:19
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening. High water on Tuesday evening at Plymouth is at 8:30pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 5 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 5.6m 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 Plymouth is 2.71 mAOD, this is 0.55 metres above astronomical tide levels.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jan 2020 16:23
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tides on Monday evening, Tuesday morning and evening. High water on Monday evening at Plymouth is at 7:45pm and 08:15am on Tuesday morning, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 6 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 4m are forecast on Monday Evening; with force 5 Southerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 3m forecast on Tuesday morning. This is likely to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations at the quayside in Kingsbridge, footpaths at Totnes and minor roads throughout the estuaries. 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 Tuesday.Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level for Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning at Plymouth is 2.71 mAOD and 2.51 mAOD, this is 0.47 and 0.27 metres above astronomical tide levels.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 13:53
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tides on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. A combination of high tides and strong southerly winds are forecasted to result in minor flooding of quaysides, minor roads and low lying car parks within the South Devon estuaries. High tide at Plymouth is at 5.30pm on Tuesday evening and 5.45am on Wednesday morning. Conditions will remain stormy until Wednesday afternoon so take care near the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions using local radio. We’re monitoring the situation, and will update this message on Wednesday. Detailed information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level for Tuesday is 2.95mAOD and for Wednesday is 2.98m AOD. This is 0.47m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 15:00
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tides on Tuesday morning and evening, and Wednesday morning. A combination of high tides and strong southerly winds are forecasted to result in minor flooding of quaysides, minor roads and low lying car parks within the South Devon estuaries. Tomorrow morning's high tide at Plymouth is at 05:15am. Conditions will remain stormy until Wednesday afternoon so take care near the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions using local radio. We’re monitoring the situation, and will update this message on Tuesday. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Plymouth on Tuesday morning is 2.79 mAOD, this is 0.36 metres above the astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 13:42
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over all high tides from Monday evening through to and including Tuesday evening. High water for Monday at Ex mouth is at 8.15pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides together with strong Force 6 south westerly winds are forecast 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 and monitor their local weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The highest forecast tide level at Exmouth for this time period is 2.77 mAOD at 8.15pm on Monday.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 10:55
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over all high tides from Saturday evening through to and including Tuesday evening. High water for Saturday at Ex mouth is at 18:45, times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides together with strong Force 6 south, south westerly winds are forecast 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 and monitor their local weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The highest forecast tide level at Exmouth for this time period is 2.77 mAOD at 20:15 on Monday.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2019 13:31
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over high tide tomorrow morning, Thursday 21st February. High water at Plymouth is at 7am tomorrow morning, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 4 southerly winds and spring tides may result in some defence over topping and minor flood impacts. 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 Plymouth is 2.82mAOD tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 15:03
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 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 10 Oct 2018 13:49
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Wednesday evening. High water at Plymouth is at 7.30pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Expect tides to be around 200mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. Flooding is likely in the following locations: Quayside at Kingsbridge, Footpaths at Totnes and Minor Roads throughout the estuaries. 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 Plymouth is 2.87mAOD, this is 0.22 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Aug 2018 10:43
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Monday evening. Flooding is likely at the quayside at Kingsbridge, footpaths in Totnes and minor roads throughout the estuaries. No flooding to properties is forecast. High water at Plymouth is at 8.30pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. People are advised to stay away from at 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 Plymouth on is 2.76 mAOD, this is 0.05 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Aug 2018 12:34
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Sunday and Monday evenings. Flooding is likely at the quayside at Kingsbridge, footpaths in Totnes and minor roads throughout the estuaries. No flooding to properties is forecast. High water at Plymouth is at 7.30pm on Sunday, times of high water will vary along the coast. People are advised to stay away from at 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 Plymouth on Sunday is 2.80 mAOD, this is 0.12 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 14:46
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Monday morning. High water at Plymouth is at 08:00 BST, times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 5 SSW winds and offshore wave heights of over 2.7m could cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations at Kingsbridge and Totnes. 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 Plymouth on Monday morning at 08:00 BST is 2.88 mAOD, this is 0.4 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2018 12:13
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Sunday evening at 19:45 PM and Monday morning at 08:00 AM. Times of high water will vary along the coast. South Westerly force 4 winds on Sunday night, and South Easterly force 4 winds on Monday morning are forecast. Offshore wave heights of up to 3.2m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences. Expect tides to be up to 400 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 need it; The forecast high tide level at Plymouth is 2.78 mAOD on Sunday evening. For Monday morning it is 3.85mAOD


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2018 15:31
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday evening at 19:00 PM and Sunday Morning at 07:15 AM. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Southerly force 3 winds on Saturday Night, and South South Easterly force 6 winds on Sunday Morning are forecast. Offshore wave heights of up to 3.5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences. Expect tides to be up to 330 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 need it; The forecast high tide level at Plymouth is 2.78 mAOD on Friday Evening. For Saturday Morning it is 3.06mAOD.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2018 14:39
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Friday evening at 18:15PM and Saturday Morning at 06:30AM. Times of high water will vary along the coast. East North Easterly force 7 winds on Friday Night, and South South Easterly force 5 winds on Saturday Morning are forecast. Offshore wave heights up to 2.8m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences. Expect tides to be up to 330mm higher than predicted due to weather conditionsPeople 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 need it; The forecast high tide level at Plymouth is 2.54 mAOD on Friday Evening. For Saturday Morning it is 2.98mAOD


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2018 17:26
South Devon Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Friday morning. High water at Exmouth is at 0700 Friday morning, times of high water will vary along the coast. East North Easterly force 8 winds and offshore wave heights of over 3.3m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences. Expect tides to be around 200mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. This is based on observations from yesterday’s high tide which was 500mm lower then then Friday’s predicted tide. 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.