Flood Alert Info - North Devon Coast from Hartland Point to Lynmouth

Area Description

coastal and tidal areas between Hartland Point and Lynmouth, including the Taw Torridge Estuary.
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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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 8 Apr 2020 14:13
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over all the high tides through to Saturday morning. Tides peak on Thursday morning with the 07:45 high tide. The times of high water at Ilfracombe that are affected are Wednesday at 19:25, Thursday at 07:45 and 20:05, Friday at 08:25 and 20:50 and Saturday at 09:10. The high water times elsewhere along the coast will vary from these times. 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 Ilfracombe is 5.08 mAOD. The tidal peak level of is 5.32m on Thursday morning reducing to 4.89 Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2020 16:54
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Wednesday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7am, times of high water will vary along the coast. 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 Ilfracombe is 5.08 mAOD.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 11:25
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide Thursday evening. Flood Warnings are in force. High water at Ilfracombe on Thursday is at 20:15. Times of high water will vary along the coast. The current forecast conditions include strong winds and large waves. These could result in wave overtopping and sea spray along the coast including sea front car parks. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care. Please be aware of asset damage at Westward Ho! which may increase flood risk in this area. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. Tides and wave heights are forecast to be lower after tonight’s high tide. We are monitoring the situation and will update this information on Friday morning or if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level on Thursday evening is 5.28 mAOD; this is 0.41 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 07:06
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible for all high tides until and including the evening tide on Thursday 12th March. Flood Warnings are in force. High water at Ilfracombe on Thursday at 07:45 and 20:15. Times of high water will vary along the coast. The current forecast conditions include strong winds and large waves. These could result in wave overtopping and sea spray along the coast including sea front car parks. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care. Please be aware of asset damage at Westward Ho! which may increase flood risk in this area. 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 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 Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 15:21
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible for all high tides until and including the evening tide on Thursday 12th March. Flood Warnings are in force. High water at Ilfracombe on Wednesday at 19:30 and Thursday at 07:45 and 20:15. Times of high water will vary along the coast. The current forecast conditions include strong winds and large waves. These could result in wave overtopping and sea spray along the coast including sea front car parks. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care. Please be aware of asset damage at Westward Ho! which may increase flood risk in this area. 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 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 Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 11:30
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible for all high tides until the evening tide on Thursday 12th March. There is the potential for flood warnings to be issued for the North Devon Coast for the morning and evening high tides on Wednesday and the morning high tide on Thursday. High water at Ilfracombe on Tuesday is 18:48, Wednesday at 07:06 and 19:30 and Thursday at 07:48 and 20:11. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Expect tides to be up to 500mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. The current forecast conditions include strong winds and large waves. These could result in wave overtopping and sea spray along the coast including sea front car parks. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care. 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 9 Mar 2020 12:29
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible for all high tides from the morning of Tuesday 10th March until the evening high tide on Thursday 12th March. High water at Ilfracombe on Tuesday is 06:22 and 18:48, Wednesday at 07:06 and 19:30 and Thursday at 07:48 and 20:11. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Tide levels are now rising towards spring tides which peak on Wednesday 11th March. There is the potential for flood warnings to be issued for the North Devon coast on Wednesday and Thursday. High tide levels and some surge may cause localised coastal flooding. The current forecast conditions could result in wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 300mm 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.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 16:21
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over high tide on Monday morning (24th February). High tide at Ilfracombe is 6.45am tomorrow morning. Strong force 7 south-westerly winds, and 3.5m offshore wave heights, are forecast which may cause wave overtopping of sea defences, and sea spray, in exposed coastal areas. Locations at risk include quays, and low lying car parks along North Devon coast, such as Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Westward Ho! and Combe Martin. Coastal conditions will remain stormy, early next week, so take care near the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions, using local news. We’re monitoring the situation, and will issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe on Monday morning is 4.55 mAOD, this is 0.38 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 16:04
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over high tide on Sunday morning (23rd February). High tide at Ilfracombe is 6am tomorrow morning. Strong force 8 west-south-westerly winds and 4.4m offshore wave heights are forecast which may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas. Locations at risk include quays and low lying car parks along North Devon coast, such as Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Westward Ho! and Combe Martin. Coastal conditions will remain stormy into early next week so take care near the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions using local news. Current forecasts suggest conditions could also reach flood alert criteria for the Monday morning tide. We’re monitoring the situation, and will update this message on Sunday afternoon. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe on Sunday morning is 4.49 mAOD, this is 0.45 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 16:30
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Thursday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 8.51am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 6 westerly winds and offshore wave heights of around 4m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be up to 550mm 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 Ilfracombe is 5.37 mAOD, this is 0.55 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 12:09
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible for all high tides from Tuesday evening until Thursday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 19:45 on Tuesday evening and 08:15 on Wednesday morning. 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 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 13:04
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible for all high tides from Monday evening until Thursday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 19:15 on Monday evening and 07:30 on Tuesday morning. 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 Tuesday or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 12:20
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible for all high tides from Sunday evening until Thursday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 18:15 on Sunday evening and 06:45 on Monday morning. 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 16:53
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible for all high tides from Sunday the 9th of February until at least Monday the 10th of February. High water at Ilfracombe on Sunday is at 06:00 and 18.15 and Monday at 06:45 and 19:00. 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 14 Jan 2020 12:15
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening. High water on Tuesday evening at Ilfracombe is at 8:45pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 5 westerly winds and offshore wave heights of around 3.5m are forecast on Tuesday evening. This is likely to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray. Expect tides to be around 390mm 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 update this message by midday on Wednesday. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 4.54 mAOD, this is 0.29 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jan 2020 16:03
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tides on Monday evening and Tuesday evening. High water on Monday evening at Ilfracombe is at 8pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 6 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of around 4m are forecast on Monday Evening. This is likely to cause wave overtopping of sea defences, sea spray and debris thrown up by wave action along the North Devon Coast, potentially resulting in damage and minor flood depths. Expect tides to be around 360mm 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 update this message by midday on Tuesday. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 4.79 mAOD, this is 0.36 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 15:27
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7:30pm on Saturday evening. Force 6 south westerly winds are forecast, with 4 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 at Ilfracombe for Saturday evening is 4.67 mAOD. This is 0.47m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 14:36
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 07:00am on Saturday morning. Force 7 westerly winds are forecast, with 4 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 at Ilfracombe for Saturday morning is 4.78 mAOD. This is 0.42m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 14:30
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Friday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 6.30am on Friday morning. Force 8 west north west winds are forecast to result in 5 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 Friday is 4.58m AOD. This is 0.28m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 13:51
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 5.45pm on Tuesday evening. Force 6 southerly winds are forecasted to result in over 3.6 metre offshore wave heights. High water at Ilfracombe is at 6.00am on Wednesday morning. Force 5 south south east winds are forecasted to result in over 2.7 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 5.23mAOD and for Wednesday is 5.22m AOD. This is 0.65m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Oct 2019 14:01
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible Tuesday evening. High tide at Ilfracombe is at 6:44pm. High spring tides and Force 7 easterly winds are forecast and may 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 tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 5.08 mAOD, this is 0.06m below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 14:07
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over all high tides from Monday evening through to and including Tuesday evening. High tide at Illfracombe on Monday evening is 6:02pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. High spring tides and Force 6 easterly winds are forecast and may 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 tidal information for those who use it; spring tides are set to peak on Monday 28th October at 6:02pm when the forecast high tide level at Illfracombe is 5.18 mAOD, this is 0.01m below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 10:32
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening. High water for Tuesday at Ilfracombe is at 8.45pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides together with strong Force 5 north easterly 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 Ilfracombe for this time period is 5.13 mAOD at 8.45pm on Tuesday.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 13:41
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over all high tides from Monday evening through to and including Tuesday evening. High water for Monday at Ilfracombe is at 8pm, 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 Ilfracombe for this time period is 5.55 mAOD at 8pm on Monday.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 10:55
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over all high tides from Saturday evening through to and including Tuesday evening. High water for Saturday at Ilfracombe is at 17:45, times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides together with strong Force 5 south east 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 Ilfracombe for this time period is 5.55 mAOD at 19:00 on Monday.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Sep 2019 12:14
Bristol Channel
Tides will be at their highest at 21:15 this evening, 2nd September 2019, with flooding possible two hrs either side. Flooding to low lying properties, roads and farmland is possible at these times. Spring tides remain although levels will be slowly dropping as we go through the week. Criteria is not forecast to be met after tonights high tide. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation. Avoid beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated by midday tomorrow. Detailed tidal information for those who use it for 2nd September 2019; the forecast high tide level is 5.04m at Ilfracombe, this is 0.1m less than astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Sep 2019 12:09
Bristol Channel
Tides will be at their highest at 20:30 this evening, 1st September 2019, with flooding possible two hrs either side. Flooding to low lying properties, roads and farmland is possible at these times. Flooding is also possible two hours either side of tomorrow evenings high tide at 21:15 on 2nd September 2019. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation. Avoid beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated by midday on 2nd September 2019, or if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it for this evening, 1st September 2019; the forecast high tide level is 5.22m at Ilfracombe, this is 0.1m less than astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Aug 2019 12:09
Bristol Channel
Tides will be at their highest at 19:45 this evening, 31st August 2019, with flooding possible two hours either side of high tide. Flooding to low lying properties, roads and farmland is possible at these times. Flooding is also possible two hours either side of tomorrow mornings high tide at 8:15am on 1st September 2019. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation. Avoid beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated by midday on 1st September 2019, or if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it for this evening, 31st August 2019; the forecast high tide level is 5.16m at Ilfracombe, this is 0.09m less than astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Aug 2019 13:48
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the morning tide on Saturday. High spring tides are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Tides will be at their highest at 07:30am tomorrow, 31st August 2019, with flooding possible two hours either side of high tide. Flooding to low lying properties, roads and farmland is possible at these times. Flooding is also possible two hours either side of tomorrow evenings high tide at 19:45pm on 31st August 2019 Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation . Avoid beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated by midday on 31st August 2019, or if situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level is 5.02m at Ilfracombe, this is 0.09m above the astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Aug 2019 16:27
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 8.47pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. With the forecast of calm conditions, we are not expecting significant impact from wave action and no property flooding is expected. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level is 5.07m at Illfracombe, this is 0.1 metres above the astronomical tide level. We will continue to monitor the tidal forecast and update the situation as required.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Mar 2019 11:41
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tides this evening and the morning of Saturday 23rd March. This evening’s tide at Ilfracombe is forecast to be the highest at 19:15 and tomorrow morning’s tide is forecast to be highest at 07:30, times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides with only slight winds and no large waves are forecast and no property flooding is expected. 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. Peak tide levels are expected to fall from Saturday evening onwards. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe this evening is 5.07mAOD, this is 0.09 metres below astronomical tide level. The forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe tomorrow morning is 5.03mAOD, this is 0.2 metres below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Mar 2019 12:27
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Friday the 22nd over the morning and evening high tides. The morning tide is forecast to be the highest at 06.45am at Ilfracombe, times of high water will vary along the coast. High astronomical tides with only slight winds and no large waves are forecast and no property flooding is expected. 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 an update on Friday the 22nd or earlier if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 5.19 mAOD, this is 0.09 metres below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2019 12:25
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Thursday evening and Friday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7.30pm tonight and 7.45am tomorrow morning. Times of high water will vary along the coast. 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 Ilfracombe is 5.08 mAOD tonight, this is 0.03 metres below astronomical tide level. The forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 5.16 mAOD tomorrow morning, this is 0.09 metres below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2019 13:31
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tides this evening, Wednesday 20 February, and tomorrow morning, Thursday 21 February. High water at Ilfracombe is at 6.45pm tonight and 7.15am tomorrow morning, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 5 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 Ilfracombe is 5.08mAOD this evening and 5.28mAOD tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2019 14:09
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Wednesday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 6.30am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 5 south south westerly 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. High tides are currently forecast for Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. 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 Ilfracombe is 5.20 mAOD, this is 0.15 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2019 17:06
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Wednesday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 0730 AM, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 5 to 6 north westerly winds and offshore wave heights of up to 2m may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal location. 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 and the internet. 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 Ilfracombe is 5.03 mAOD, this is 0.03 metres below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2018 11:50
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 6:45pm on Saturday, and 06:45am on Sunday. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 7 to 8 westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations particularly at Ilfracombe and Westward Ho! 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 Ilfracombe on Saturday evening is 4.39 mAOD, this is 0.29 metres above astronomical tide level. The forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe on Sunday morning is 4.3 mAOD, this is 0.09 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Oct 2018 13:49
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Wednesday evening and the high tide on Thursday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7.45pm and 8.00am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Expect tides to be around 160mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. Spray overtopping is possible and minor flooding of roads may be expected. 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 Ilfracombe on Wednesday evening is 5.19 mAOD, this is 0.16 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Oct 2018 13:35
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. 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 Ilfracombe is 5.06 mAOD.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Sep 2018 11:59
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Wednesday evening. High water at Ilfracombe on Wednesday evening is at 20.45pm BST, with force 3 west north west winds and offshore wave heights of 0.8m. Astronomical tide heights are now beginning to reduce and this flood alert will no longer be in force from Thursday. Some overtopping in exposed coastal locations, including minor flooding to roads is possible. Flooding to property is not expected. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. The forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 4.98 mAOD on Wednesday evening.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Sep 2018 11:27
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening. High water at Ilfracombe on Tuesday evening is at 20.15pm BST, with force 3 westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 1m. The highest astronomical tides of the year are forecast to cause some overtopping in exposed coastal locations, including minor flooding to roads. Flooding to property is not expected. 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. This information will be updated on Wednesday or earlier if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 5.10 mAOD on Tuesday evening, this is -0.10 metres below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2018 13:55
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tides from Monday evening until at least Tuesday evening. High water at Ilfracombe on Monday is at 19.30pm BST, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 6 south westerly winds and the highest astronomical tides of the year 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. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. This information will be updated on Tuesday or earlier if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 5.15 mAOD on Monday evening, this is 0.03 metres below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Aug 2018 13:18
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Monday evening. Spray overtopping is expected with no flooding to properties forecast. High water at Ilfracombe is at 20.30pm on Monday, times of high water will vary along the coast. 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 Ilfracombe is 5.11 mAOD, this is 0.03 metres below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Aug 2018 10:11
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Monday evening. Spray overtopping is expected with no flooding to properties forecast. High water at Ilfracombe is at 20.30pm on Sunday, times of high water will vary along the coast. 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 Ilfracombe is 5.11 mAOD, this is 0.03 metres below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Aug 2018 12:12
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Sunday evening through to Monday evening. Spray overtopping is expected with no flooding to properties forecast. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7.45pm on Sunday, times of high water will vary along the coast. 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 Ilfracombe is 5.13 mAOD, this is 0.04 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 14:59
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Monday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 08:00 am BST, times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 4 southerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 1.4m could cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations along the coast. Expect tides to be around 300mm 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 Ilfracombe on Monday morning is 5.05 mAOD, this is 0.27 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2018 12:12
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide Sunday evening and Saturday Morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 20:00PM Sunday, and 08:15AM Saturday morning. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 4 South South easterly winds and offshore wave heights of over 1.5m are forecast Sunday. Monday morning force 3 southerly wind with 1.3m wave heights are forecast. These may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be up to 320mm 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 issuing updates as required. Detailed tidal information; The forecast Sunday high tide level at Ilfracombe is 5.09mAOD. The forecast Monday morning tide is 5.07mAOD. This is 320 mm above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2018 15:36
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide Saturday evening and Sunday Morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 19:15PM Saturday, and 07:30AM Sunday morning. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 6 easterly winds and offshore wave heights of over 2m are forecast Saturday. Sunday morning force 4 south easterly’s with 1.3m wave heights are forecast. These may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be up to 350mm 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 issuing updates as required. Detailed tidal information; The forecast Saturday high tide level at Ilfracombe is 5.2mAOD. The forecast Sunday morning tide is 5.37mAOD. This is 0.35 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2018 14:59
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide Friday evening and Saturday Morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 18.30PM Friday, and 06:45AM Saturday morning. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 8 easterly winds and offshore wave heights of over 3.7m are forecast Friday. Saturday Morning force 7 east south easterly’s with 1.8m wave heights are forecast. These may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be up to 210mm 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 issuing updates as required. Detailed tidal information; The forecast Friday high tide level at Ilfracombe is 4.87mAOD. The forecast Saturday morning tide is 5.27mAOD. This is 0.21 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 14:22
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over high tide on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Locations at risk include quays and low lying car parks along North Devon coast, such as Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Westward Ho! and Combe Martin. Large waves and spray are likely and may cause localised standing water on roads. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions using local radio. We’re monitoring the situation, and will update this message on Friday morning. Detailed forecast high tide level information is: Thursday evening: 5.07mAOD; 0.29m above astronomical tide level. Friday morning: 4.97mAOD; 0.12m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 10:40
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over high tide on Wednesday evening (3rd January) and Thursday morning. High tide at Ilfracombe is 7pm this evening and 7:30am Thursday morning. Force 6 Westerly winds are forecast tonight, changing to West South Westerly winds tomorrow morning. 5m offshore wave heights are forecast to decrease to 3m overnight but may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas. Locations at risk include quays and low lying car parks along North Devon coast, such as Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Westward Ho! and Combe Martin. Coastal conditions will remain stormy until Friday 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 Thursday. Detailed forecast high tide level information is: Wednesday evening: 5.13mAOD; 0.07m above astronomical tide level. Thursday morning: 5.41mAOD; 0.24m above astronomical tide level


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 14:03
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over high tide on Tuesday evening (2nd January) and Wednesday morning. Large waves and strong winds combined with high tides mean conditions are hazardous in exposed locations. High tide at Ilfracombe is 18:30 this evening and 06:30 tomorrow morning. Strong Force 8 to 9 South Westerly winds are forecast. 3m offshore wave heights are forecast to increase to around 8m overnight and may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas. Locations at risk include quays and low lying car parks along North Devon coast such as Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Westward Ho! and Combe Martin. Avoid risk areas, take care near the coast. Keep current with weather and tide conditions using local radio. We’re checking flood defences in working order, and monitoring conditions. Flood warning will also be in force for Wednesday morning’s tide. Conditions expected to remain unsettled for rest of week. This will be updated Wednesday.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 16:17
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide this evening Monday 1st January. Large, high energy waves and strong winds will combine with high tide to make conditions hazardous particularly in exposed coastal locations. The time of high tide at Ilfracombe is 17:21 this evening. Strong Force 7 West North Westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 4 m are forecast which may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas. Expect tides to be around 0.1m higher than predicted due to weather conditions. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care near the coast. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. Environment Agency Staff are on the ground checking the flood defences are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and wind directions. We will be issuing further Flood Alerts from Tuesday as spring tides increase. Larger impacts are expected on Wednesday with larger waves and stronger winds forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 13:02
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on the evening of Saturday 21st October 2017. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7:45pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 8 west north westerly winds and offshore wave heights of up to 6.5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed north Devon coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 4.39mAOD. 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 Ilfracombe is 4.39 mAOD, this is 0.04 metres below astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 15:11
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on the morning of Saturday 21st October 2017. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7:30am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 8 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of up to 6.4m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed north Devon coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 0.48m 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 Ilfracombe is 4.96 mAOD, this is 0.48 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2017 15:31
Bristol Channel
This Flood Alert will be in force for 2 hours following the time of high water. The forecast high water at Ilfracombe is at 4:15pm local time on the 16/10/2017 The Forecast Wind is South Westerly, Force 9. Large offshore waves are likely to cause spray overtopping of defences. Take care in high winds, stay away from exposed coastal areas and follow any instructions from the emergency services. This message will be updated as conditions change


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2017 14:27
Bristol Channel
This Flood Alert will be in force for 2 hours following the time of high water. The forecast high water at Ilfracombe is at 3:15pm local time on the 16/10/2017 The Forecast Wind is South Westerly, Force 9. Large offshore waves are likely to cause spray overtopping of defences. Take care in high winds, stay away from exposed coastal areas and follow any instructions from the emergency services. This message will be updated as conditions change


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2017 13:23
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Sunday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 9.41pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 7 westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. Expect tides to be around 250mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions. The forecast tide height on Monday morning will be lower but strong winds and large waves still pose a risk at 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 tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Ilfracombe is 4.65 mAOD, this is 0.28 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 26 May 2017 12:46
Bristol Channel
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday morning. High water at Ilfracombe is at 7:45am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 3 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of 0.8m 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. 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 Ilfracombe is 5.02 mAOD, this is 0.06 metres above astronomical tide level.