Flood Warning Info - North Sea coast at Victoria Harbour, Hartlepool

Area Description

Properties at Victoria Harbour, including Town Wall, Southgate, Victoria Street, Friendship Lane, Sunniside, Abbey Street, Bond Street, Commercial Street, Brig Open, Wells Street, Darlington Street, Nuns Street, West View Road, and Throston Street.
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 7 Dec 2021 20:54
North Sea
This flood warning remains in force. Large and powerful waves are still possible due to strong winds of Storm Barra which is passing over the region. The risk of flooding and hazardous conditions at beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths remains but will ease through the night into the morning of Wednesday 8th Dec. Areas most at risk are Town Wall and Croft on Heugh. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated by 09:00 on 08/12/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Dec 2021 14:09
North Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to overtop sea defences as a result of Storm Barra. Consequently, flooding is expected at Town Wall and Croft on Heugh for the duration of the strong winds, between 16:00 and 19:00 on Tuesday, 07/12/21. High winds and coastal conditions are expected to continue throughout the day and afternoon, and will start to ease during Tuesday evening, 07/12/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please stay away from beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as the expected large waves and sea spray will be dangerous. Consider activating any property flood protection products you may have. This message will be updated by 20:00 on 07/12/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2020 12:36
North Sea
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences as a result of high spring tides and strong winds at North Sea Coast at Victoria Harbour. Tides will be at their highest between 16:30 and 19:45 today, 14/01/2020. Flooding to coastal footpaths, roads and properties is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Areas most at risk are properties at Victoria Harbour, including Town Wall, Southgate, Victoria Street, Friendship Lane, Sunniside, Abbey Street, Bond Street, Commercial Street, Brig Open, Wells Street, Darlington Street, Nuns Street, West View Road, and Throston Street. We are closely monitoring the situation and affected areas. Please avoid using risk areas and take care near coastal footpaths and promenades as large waves and spray are likely. Do not drive through flood water or large waves. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Jan 2020 14:51
North Sea
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences as a result of high spring tides and strong winds at North Sea Coast at Victoria Harbour. Tides will be at their highest between 16:45 and 18:30 today, 13/01/2020. Flooding to coastal footpaths, roads and properties is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Areas most at risk are properties at Victoria Harbour, including Town Wall, Southgate, Victoria Street, Friendship Lane, Sunniside, Abbey Street, Bond Street, Commercial Street, Brig Open, Wells Street, Darlington Street, Nuns Street, West View Road, and Throston Street. We are closely monitoring the situation and affected areas. Please avoid using risk areas and take care near coastal footpaths and promenades as large waves and spray are likely. Do not drive through flood water or large waves. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Dec 2017 15:46
North Sea
This flood warning has been issued due to the risk of wave overtopping affecting the seafront from at inner Victoria Harbour and Croft-on-Heugh Hartlepool. The area is likely to be affected between 17:00 and 19:00 on Thursday 7-12-17. We currently do not expect significant property impacts as wave overtopping is only expected if the wind becomes South-Easterly. Extreme care should be taken close to exposed coastal locations due to the risk of crashing waves. We do not envisage similar impacts on Friday.