Flood Alert Info - Ceredigion coast

Area Description

Ceredigion coast between Borth and Cardigan.
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

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Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2020 15:38
South West
High tides are predicted over the next high water. This next high-water at Barmouth is forecast to occur at 10:30 PM on Wednesday the 18th of November. The wind is forecast to be force 8 and from a west-south-westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land and areas close to the estuaries. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2020 08:50
South West
The highest tides of the weekend have now passed. Although high tide peak levels will continue to recede for the next few days, offshore waves remain large. Impacts are generally expected to be minor but sea spray and wave overtopping in the most exposed location of the coast is still expected. Whilst the risk to property flooding is reduced, flooding of low-lying land and roads is still possible. Caution should be taken near the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2020 09:45
South West
The current period of spring tides is expected to peak this weekend between Saturday Evening the 14th November and Monday the 16th November. These tides are expected to coincide with adverse weather conditions creating tidal surge and large offshore waves. Winds are expected to be Force 6 from a south-westerly direction on Saturday swinging to a more westerly direction through Sunday. Water levels around the coastline are expected to be high and at exposed locations sea spray and wave overtopping is likely, bringing potentially dangerous conditions in some areas. Caution is advised around the coastline this weekend for the high tides. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2020 13:33
South West
High tides are predicted for the evening high tide of Sunday 1st November. The high tide at Barmouth will be at 8:15 pm. Southwesterly gale or severe gale force winds are forecast. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads and low lying land. Sea spray and waves may contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Oct 2020 16:54
South West
The evening high-water on Saturday the 31st of October is forecast to be above alert thresholds at locations along the Ceredigion Coast. High tides are also predicted for the morning and evening tides on Sunday the 1st of November. The time of the next high-water at Barmouth is 8:15 PM on Saturday the 31st of October. The wind is forecast to be force 6 and from a west south-west direction. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land, close to the estuary. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Oct 2020 15:56
South West
High Tides are predicted over the next two days, based on a combination of high astronomical tides and the prevailing weather conditions. The greatest impacts are expected for the evening tides on Monday the 19th of October and Tuesday the 20th of October. The winds are forecast to be force 4 and from a West South Westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land, close to the estuary. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Oct 2020 09:36
South West
High Tides are predicted over the weekend, based on a combination of high astronomical tides and the prevailing weather conditions. The largest impact is expected on Sunday morning the 18th October and continue until Monday evening the 19th October. The winds are forecast to be force 4 and from a West South Westerly direction. Minor coastal flooding impacts are possible, Low lying land and roads might be affected first. Potential for local flooding impacts in prone locations throughout the weekend and into Monday. Be careful on beaches, promenades, footpaths and beaches. This is due to the high spring tides.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Sep 2020 14:43
South West
High tides are predicted over the next few days from Friday 18th September evening's tide to Sunday 20th September evening's tide. The wind is forecast to be force 3 - 4 on beaufort scale from a north easterly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land and areas close to estuaries. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Aug 2020 15:24
South West
High tides are predicted over the weekend. The winds is forecast to be force 6 from a South Westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Aug 2020 12:47
South West
High tides are predicted over the next few days from Thursday nights tide to Friday nights tide. The situation is improving into the weekend. The wind is forecast to be force 7-8 from a South Westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Aug 2020 12:29
South West
High tides are predicted over the next few days from Thursday nights tide to Friday nights tide. The situation is improving into the weekend. The winds is forecast to be force 7-8 from a South Westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be large. [Adapt for Site] Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Aug 2020 16:58
South West
High tides are predicted over the next few days from Wednesday 19th August to Sunday 23rd August. The peak of the tidal risk is likely to be in the evening of Thursday through to Friday. Tide levels will be high over the entire period on each high tide. The tidal situation is predicted to improve over the weekend. The winds are forecast to be force 4-5 through the period. The wind will be from a South South-Easterly direction through the evening of Thursday. On Friday, the predicted wind direction is for South Westerly winds. On Saturday, the wind is from a Westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate to large. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land, close to the estuary. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris, particularly in exposed locations. Please take additional care over the periods of high tides due to the risk of debris and wave overtopping at exposed locations.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 16:20
South West
High tides are predicted over the next few days until Friday 13th March 2020. The winds are forecast to be force 4 to 7 beaufort scale from a west south westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, roads and low-lying land. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 18:24
South West
High tides are predicted on Monday 24th February at 09:00am at Barmouth. The wind is forecast to be force 7 from a south westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads and low-lying land close to estuaries. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 10:16
South West
High tides are predicted over the next high water which will occur at 1:00PM on Saturday the 15th of February at Barmouth. The wind is forecast to be force 8 and from a south-southwest direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads and low-lying land close to estuaries. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 15:37
South West
The peak astronomical tide of the current series of large spring tides has now passed but a new Atlantic depression will produce a significant surge component for the morning tide on Thursday the 13th of February. The time of high-water on Thursday the 13th of February will be approximately 10:00 a.m. The wind is forecast to be force 5 and from a from a north-westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land and areas close to estuaries. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 14:59
South West
Following the passage of Storm Ciara, wind strengths, tidal surge and wave heights remain high but are generally dropping slowly for the peak of the Spring tides on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th of February. However, impacts are still expected around the coast so please continue to avoid coastal areas at high tide. High water levels, sea spray and wave overtopping may still be possible at some locations. The weather patterns remain unsettled this week so we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 10:05
South West
Tides are rising towards a period of spring tides. In tide tables, these peak on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th of February. Values in tide tables for Sunday are not especially large, however, they are forecast to coincide with storm Ciara; this storm is expected to create strong winds, tidal surge and large waves. Particularly during Sunday impacts are expected around the coast. Please avoid coastal areas at high tide as there could be dangerous conditions: strong winds; sea spray; and wave overtopping at the most exposed locations. Wave overtopping can be dangerous and can contain debris. Although the forecast currently highlights Sunday, impacts are likely to continue during high tides into Monday and for the remainder of next week with the unsettled weather conditions expected to continue. Will we continue to monitor the situation and update this message as required.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jan 2020 13:32
South West
High tides levels predicted over the next few days until Wednesday 15th January. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jan 2020 20:40
South West
High tidal levels are predicted for the morning tide on Monday the 13th of January. The time of high-water is 09:00 AM. The wind is forecast to be force 7 from westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate to large with offshore wave heights of 1.5 metres. Be careful on beaches, promenades and low-lying land, close to estuaries. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Jan 2020 14:59
South West
High tidal levels are predicted for the morning tide on Saturday the 11th of January. The time of high-water is 7:45 AM at Barmouth tidal gauge and 6:45 AM at Fishguard tidal gauge. The wind is forecast to be force 7 from a south south-westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate to large with offshore wave heights of 3.4 metres in Cardigan Bay. Be careful on beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 10:46
South West
High tides are predicted tonight Friday 13th December at approximately 8pm and over the weekend, starting from the morning high tide of Saturday 14th December at approximately 8:00 am through to the evening tide of Sunday 15th December 2019 at approximately 10pm. The winds is forecast to be force 8 from a westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, and low-lying land, close to the sea or estuary. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 14:40
South West
High tides are predicted from Monday evening the 25th of November, until Thursday morning the 28th of November. The highest tides in this period are currently expected to occur on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning as tides coincide with a low-pressure weather system likely to generate moderate amounts of tidal surge and large offshore waves. Winds over this period will be changeable, on Tuesday winds are generally expected from a more southerly direction force 6 to 7, changing to a more northerly direction on Wednesday morning, force 5 to 6. Flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible over this period, especially on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Extra care should be taken around the coast during periods of high tide, locations exposed to wave action may experience sea spray and wave overtopping; this water can be dangerous and may contain debris. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Sep 2019 15:13
South West
High tides are predicted over the next few days from Friday 27th September 2019 until Wednesday 2nd October 2019. Tides are expected to peak on Sunday and Monday evenings tide, 7.79m in Milford Haven. The winds are forecast to be force 5 beaufort scale from a westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, coastal footpaths, roads, and low lying land. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Aug 2019 14:54
South West
High tides are predicted over the weekend between Friday evening the 30th August and Monday morning 2nd September. The winds are forecast to be between force 4 and force 6 from a general westerly direction over the weekend. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate in size. Impacts are generally expected to be minor, with limited flooding to low-lying land in estuary locations potentially affecting some footpaths, roads and car parks. Small amounts of wave overtopping are expected at some of the more exposed locations mostly during Saturday. Caution should be undertaken around times of high tides. We will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2019 07:21
South West
High tides are predicted this morning at Aberystwyth at 08:20 am. The winds is forecast to be force 7 from a westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate. Be careful on promenades such as Aberystwyth and Aberaeron seafront. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2019 16:22
South West
This Flood Alert continues to be in force. High tides are predicted for tomorrow mornings high tide on the 22nd February 2019 at 08:15AM in Milford Haven. The wind is forecast to be force 4-5 from a south easterly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate to large. Be careful on beaches, coastal footpaths, roads, and low-lying land. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2019 15:33
South West
High tides are predicted over the next few days into the weekend. Winds over this period are generally forecast to be between force 5 to force 7 from a South-South Westerly direction. Offshore waves are likely to be moderate in size. High water levels are likely to be experienced at all locations around the coast, affecting low lying land and roads. At sites exposed to wave action minor wave and spray overtopping is possible. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 14:33
South West
High tides are predicted for the evening high-water at 9:30PM on Friday the 8th of February. The winds are forecast to be Gale Force 7 from a south-westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land and close to estuaries. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Feb 2019 14:48
South West
High tides are predicted for the morning high-water at 8:15am on Friday the 8th of February. The winds are forecast to be Gale Force 8 from a south-westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land, close to the estuary. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2018 14:29
South West
High tides are predicted over the weekend. The high-water occurring at 8:15 PM on Friday the 7th of December is forecast to be the highest of this series of spring tides with a total tide height of 2.90mAOD at Barmouth. The morning and evening tides on Saturday the 8th of December are expected to be lower. The wind is forecast to be Gale Force 8 this evening and from a south-west to west south-west direction. The wind speed will weaken to Force 6 by the high-water on Saturday morning and strengthen again to Force 7 by Saturday evening. The sea state will be rough with offshore wave heights of 3.5-4 metres. Be careful on beaches, promenades, and coastal roads. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous at exposed locations.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2018 14:36
South West
High tides are predicted over the next few days including tides on Wednesday night, Thursday morning and Thursday night. When combined with the strong winds forecast, conditions could become hazardous. Be careful on beaches and promenades. Sea spray and large waves are likely and could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2018 22:12
South West
High tides are predicted tomorrow morning (Wednesday 28th November). When combined with the strong winds forecast, conditions could become hazardous. Be careful on beaches and promenades. Sea spray and large waves are likely and could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 11:12
South West
High tides are predicted for this evening's high tide Friday 9th November 2018, and also tomorrow morning Saturday 10th November. High tide on Friday will occur at 8:45 PM at Aberystwyth, and 9:15AM on Saturday. The southerly winds will increase today reaching force 7 to gale force 8 for a time shortly before high tide. Southwesterly force 6 winds are expected this evening. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate to large. The combination of large waves together with high winds means that wave overtopping is possible for a few exposed locations around the Ceredigion coastline. In particular Aberystwyth sea front is likely to be affected by wave action and debris being swept onto the promenade area. Be careful on beaches, promenades, and low lying land. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 15:19
South West
High tides are predicted over the next high water on Friday 12th October at 10:45PM. The wind is forecast to be force 4 beaufort scale from a south direction. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, promenades, and low-lying land. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Sep 2018 11:53
South West
High tides are predicted over the next few days from Tuesday nights tide at 20:30 at Fishguard. This tide is the highest of the period with tide heights decreasing over the next few days. The winds are forecast to be force 5 from a westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be small. Be careful on roads, low lying land and areas close to the estuary.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2018 15:32
South West
High tides are predicted over the next high tide tonight, Monday 10th September 09:45 PM at Barmouth. The winds are forecast to be force 6 beaufort scale from a south westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be small. Be careful on beaches, promenades, and roads. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Apr 2018 11:43
South West
Over the next few days high tides are expected to coincide with tidal surge and moderate to large offshore waves. The greatest impacts are expected during the high tides on Tuesday 17th April, set to occur at approximately 9:30 AM and 9:50 PM at Aberystwyth local time. The tide on Tuesday morning is expected to give the greatest impacts. Care should be taken at exposed locations around the coast such as sea front areas, roads adjacent to the sea and promenades. Wave overtopping is expected at some locations; this can be dangerous and may contain debris. The wind is forecast to be approximately force 7 from a south- south- westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate to large.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2018 13:57
South West
High tides are predicted over the next few days from the high tide on Wednesday morning at 7:30am. The wind is forecast to be force 7 from a westerly direction. Offshore waves are expected to be moderate. Be careful on beaches, promenades and sea front areas. Be careful as sea spray. We will monitor the situation and update accordingly over the next few days.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 13:56
South West
High tides are predicted for the coming week between Sunday 31st December 2017 and Saturday 6th January 2018, with the highest tides around the mid-week period. The weather forecast for the week ahead indicates a spell of stormy weather with onshore gales at times. This will lead to large waves at the coast which will have the potential to create hazardous conditions at high tide. The situation will be constantly monitored by NRW and further updates issued as the week progresses.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2017 14:50
South West
High tides are predicted this evening Wednesday 6th December and again tomorrow morning Thursday 7th December 2017. Peak tides will occur at 1015pm at Barmouth today, and 1045am tomorrow. The wind is forecast to increase force 7 to gale 8 from the southwest this evening. Offshore waves are expected to be large. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. Be careful as the waves could be dangerous and may contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 10:52
South West
High tides are predicted over the weekend, with the worst conditions expected to occur on Saturday morning when large waves are predicted along with a large storm surge. Winds are forecast to increase to Force 8 from a South Westerly direction overnight on Friday and veer Westerly and remain strong throughout Saturday. Offshore waves are expected to increase overnight Friday and remain very large throughout Saturday. Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads and low lying land, where coastal flooding is possible. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2017 11:24
South West
High tides are predicted for this afternoons high tide Monday 16th October. The winds are forecast to be gale force 9 from a south westerley direction. Offshore waves are expected to be very large. The combination of large waves together with high winds means that wave overtopping is likely in a number of exposed locations around the ceredigion coastline. In particular Aberystwyth sea front is likely to be affected by wave action and debris being swept onto the promenade area. At Aberaeron wave action is likely to affect the quayside in the Harbour. Wave action is also likely to affect the frontage at Borth and Clarach Bay. The majority of the Ceredigion coastline is likely to be affected this afternoon and care needs to be exercised during this stormy period. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris. The time of high tide at Aberystwyth is approximately 6:30 pm this afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2017 14:39
South West
A high spring tide of 7.01 metres is forecast at 9:54pm Milford Haven on Sunday 10th September 2017. The tide peak along the Ceredigion coast some one and a half hours later may lead to spray on roads and localised flooding. The wind is forecast to be force 5 from a west south westerly direction and will increase overnight as a Met Office Yellow warning of wind is in place from 00:05 Monday until 11:00 Monday. Aberystwyth sea front, Clarach Bay and Aberaeron may be affected. Although the peak of the tide is at night, the public is advised to be careful if near beaches, promenades, roads and low lying land. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and may contain debris.