Flood Alert Info - South Cornwall Coast from Rame Head to Plymouth including tidal estuaries

Area Description

Rame Head to Plymouth including Kingsand, Cawsand, Cremyll, Torpoint, Saltash, tidal rivers Tamar and Plym excluding Plymouth Barbican.

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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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

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


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 13:10
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tides during Friday evening. The time of high tide at Plymouth is 18:45 on Friday. South southwesterly winds of up to Force 8 and offshore wave heights of over 5 m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas, including harbours, coastal car parks, and quaysides exposed to the open sea. 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 Plymouth on Friday evening is 2.81 mAOD, this is 0.45 m above astronomical tide level. Times of high water will vary along the coast.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 11:44
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide this evening, Friday 12th October and tomorrow morning. High water at Plymouth is 8:48pm today and 9:03am tomorrow. Times of high water will vary along the coast. All times are in local time. High tides, large waves and strong winds may cause waves overtopping sea defences and sea spray in exposed locations. Expect tides to be around 0.36m higher than predicted, due to weather conditions. The forecast wind over the peak tide is SSW force 7 with upto 5.4m offshore waves. Peak tide levels are falling, however stormy conditions are expected until Saturday afternoon. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as required. Detailed tidal information; The forecast high tide level at Plymouth this evening is 2.68mAOD , this is 0.36m above astronomical tide level and 2.51mAOD tomorrow morning, this is 0.3m above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2018 12:01
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Friday morning. High water at Plymouth is at 8:30, times of high water will vary along the coast. Large waves and strong winds are expected. The forecast winds will be up to southerly force 8. 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 10 Oct 2018 11:30
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Wednesday evening. High water at Plymouth is at 19:33, times of high water will vary along the coast. Forecast elevated water levels may cause overtopping and localised flooding at undefended quayside locations. Expect tides to be around 220mm higher than predicted, due to weather conditions. The forecast wind speed over the peak tide is east south east force 5. 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. Sea levels are set to peak on Wednesday afternoon, however large waves and strong winds are expected from Thursday morning. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required. Detailed tidal information; The forecast high tide level at Plymouth is 2.87mAOD, this is 0.22 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2018 12:00
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Sunday morning, 4th March. High water at Plymouth is at 7.21am, times of high water will vary along the coast. High spring tides combined with wind and waves are forecast to cause flooding of low lying areas and some sea spray in exposed coastal areas including harbours, coastal car parks and ferry terminals. 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 will update this information if the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level at Plymouth is 3.08 mAOD, this is 0.44m above astronomical tide level, with Force 6 South South Easterly winds and offshore wave heights of 3.5m.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2018 12:36
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Saturday morning, 3rd March. High water at Plymouth is at 6.39am, times of high water will vary along the coast. High spring tides combined with wind and waves are forecast to cause flooding of low lying areas and some sea spray in exposed coastal areas including harbours, coastal car parks and ferry terminals. With Met Office warnings of ice and snow also in force people are advised to stay away from risk areas and take extra care next to the coast in freezing conditions. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this information 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 0.33m above astronomical tide level, with Force 6 South Easterly winds and offshore wave heights of 2.2m.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 14:47
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tides on Thursday evening (4th January) and Friday morning (5th January). Large waves and strong winds combined with high tides mean conditions will be hazardous in exposed locations. The time of high tide at Plymouth is 19:38 this evening. Force 5 South South Westerly winds are forecast, with offshore wave heights of up to 2 to 3m. The time of high tide at Plymouth is 07:56 tomorrow morning. Force 7 West South Westerly winds are forecast, with offshore wave heights of up to 3 to 4m. Times of high water are given at Plymouth but will vary along the coast. Conditions may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas. 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. EA staff are checking flood defences are in working order and are monitoring conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 15:15
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. High water at Plymouth is at 18:50 and 07:09am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 6-7 Westerly winds are forecast. Significant offshore wave heights increasing to over 4m 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. Conditions are forecast to remain unsettled through to the weekend and further alerts are likely


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 18:55
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible, over the high tide on Wednesday Morning. High water at Plymouth is at 06:21a.m, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 8 Westerly winds are forecast. Significant offshore wave heights increasing to over 4m 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. Conditions are forecast to remain unsettled through to the weekend and further alerts are likely


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 12:12
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening. High water at Plymouth is at 17:59 pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 7 -8 South West to North westerly winds are forecast. Significant offshore wave heights increasing to over 4m 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. Conditions are forecast to remain unsettled through to the weekend and further alerts are likely


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 12:21
South Cornwall Coast
Flooding is possible over the high tide tomorrow morning. High water at Plymouth is at 07.15am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 8 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over 5.5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations such as low lying quays, car parks and ferry terminals. Expect tides to be around 310 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 Plymouth is 2.66 mAOD, this is 0.31 metres above astronomical tide level.