Flood Warning Info - Plymouth Barbican

Area Description

Plymouth Barbican including Sutton Harbour, Southside Street, Breton Street, Vauxhall Street, Sutton Road, Lockyers Quay and Tin Lane.
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

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 20 Aug 2020 12:08
Plymouth Sound
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Thursday evening, 20th August. High Spring tides, strong winds and large waves are expected to cause property flooding on Thursday evening. Flooding of low lying or exposed locations is also possible on Thursday and Friday. High water at Plymouth on Thursday evening is at 19:46. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Storm Ellen is forecast to bring force 6 Southerly winds and large waves, causing tides to be higher than predicted along the coast, with wave overtopping and sea spray in exposed locations. Locations particularly at risk include Barbican, Sutton Harbour and National Marine Aquarium areas of Plymouth. High numbers of visitors in locations that may flood brings an increased risk. People are advised to avoid low lying and exposed coastal areas. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this information if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Mar 2018 13:29
Plymouth Sound
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Sunday morning (4th March). High water at Plymouth is at 7:21am. Winds from the east are generating large waves along the south coast. These combined with Force 6 winds, are forecast to cause flooding to properties up to 3 hours either side of high tide. Expect tides to be around 400 mm higher than predicted. Slipways, Quaysides and low lying areas of Plymouth Barbican are at risk. Spray overtopping is likely, take care near coastal paths and promenades. Do not drive or walk through flood waters.. 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 at Plymouth is 3.07 mAOD, this is 0.44 metres above astronomical tide level, with Force 6 South, South Easterly winds and wave heights of 3.5m.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Mar 2018 15:52
Plymouth Sound
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Saturday morning (3rd March). High water at Plymouth is at 6.39am. Winds from the east are generating large waves along the south coast. These combined with Force 7 winds, are forecast to cause flooding to properties up to 3 hours either side of high tide. Expect tides to be around 300 mm higher than predicted. Slipways, Quaysides and low lying areas of Plymouth Barbican are at particular risk. Spray overtopping is likely, take care near coastal paths and promenades. Do not drive or walk through flood waters. The cold weather is likely to increase hazardous conditions. 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 at Plymouth is 2.99 mAOD, this is 0.33 metres above astronomical tide level, with Force 7 South Easterly winds and wave heights of 2.2m.