Flood Alert Info - Humber estuary from Hessle Haven to Faxfleet

Area Description

The Humber Estuary from Hessle Haven to Faxfleet.
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

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 1 Oct 2019 22:38
The Humber
This flood alert has been re-issued to run until after the high tide on Wednesday morning 2nd October due to high spring tides, strong winds and large waves. Overtopping is possible between 9am and 11am on Wednesday 2nd October around Hessle Haven. Flooding to roads and land is most likely at high tide, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Coastal conditions are expected to continue into Wednesday when we will review whether this alert is also required for the Wednesday evening high tide. Our incident response staff are checking defences and will operate defences as required. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads and coastal roads, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes or as new forecasts become available.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 13:55
The Humber
This flood alert has been re-issued to run until after the high tide on Wednesday morning 2nd October due to high spring tides, strong winds and large waves. Overtopping is possible between 9am and 11am on Wednesday 2nd October around Hessle Haven. Flooding to roads and land is most likely at high tide, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Coastal conditions are expected to continue into Wednesday when we will review whether this alert is also required for the Wednesday evening high tide. Our incident response staff are checking defences and will operate defences as required. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads and coastal roads, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes or as new forecasts become available.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 05:00
The Humber
Overtopping of roads and low-lying areas near the Humber is possible as a result of high spring tides. Overtopping is possible between 7.30am and 9.30am on Tuesday 1st October around Hessle Haven. Levels are expected to be similar to those seen on Monday morning. Flooding to roads and land is most likely at high tide, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Coastal conditions are expected to continue this week and we are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and will operate defences as required. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads and coastal roads, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes or as new forecasts become available.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 21:37
The Humber
Overtopping of roads and low-lying areas near the Humber is possible as a result of high spring tides. Overtopping is possible between 7.30am and 9.30am on Tuesday 1st October around Hessle Haven. Levels are expected to be similar to those seen on Monday morning. Flooding to roads and land is most likely at high tide, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Coastal conditions are expected to continue this week and we are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and will operate defences as required. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads and coastal roads, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes or as new forecasts become available.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 13:47
The Humber
Overtopping of roads and low-lying areas near the Humber is possible as a result of high spring tides. Overtopping is possible between 6.45am and 8.30am on Tuesday 1st October. Flooding to roads and land is most likely at high tide, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Coastal conditions are expected to continue this week and we are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and will operate defences as required. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads and coastal roads, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes or as new forecasts become available.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 23:45
The Humber
Overtopping of roads and low-lying areas near the Humber is possible as a result of high spring tides. Overtopping is possible between 4.45am and 9.30am on Monday 30th September 2019. Flooding to roads and land is most likely at high tide, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Tides will be high throughout the weekend and into next week, and we might reissue this Alert on Monday for further high tides as new forecasts become available. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and will operate defences as required. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads and coastal roads, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes or as new forecasts become available.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 16:09
The Humber
Overtopping of roads and low-lying areas near the Humber is possible as a result of high spring tides. Overtopping is possible between 6.45pm and 9.15pm on Sunday 29th September and between 4.45am and 9.30am on Monday 30th September 2019. Flooding to roads and land is most likely at high tide, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Tides will be high throughout the weekend and into next week, and we might reissue this Alert on Monday for further high tides as new forecasts become available. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and will operate defences as required. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads and coastal roads, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes or as new forecasts become available.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 12:00
The Humber
Overtopping of roads and low-lying areas near the Humber is possible as a result of high spring tides. Overtopping is possible between 7.30pm and 9.15pm on Sunday 29th September. Flooding to roads and land is most likely at high tide, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Tides will be high throughout the weekend and into next week, and we might reissue this Alert for further high tides as new forecasts become available. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and will operate defences as required. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads and coastal roads, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes or as new forecasts become available.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 15:30
The Humber
Overtopping of roads and low-lying areas near the Humber is possible as a result of high spring tides. Overtopping is possible between 4am and 9am and 4:30pm and 9:30pm on Sunday 29th September. Flooding to roads and land is most likely at high tide, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Tides will be high throughout the weekend and into next week, and we might reissue this Alert for further high tides as new forecasts become available. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and will operate defences as required. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads and coastal roads, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes or as new forecasts become available.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Mar 2019 22:23
The Humber
Tidal levels are forecast to be higher than usual as a result of high spring tides, but conditions should now ease on the next tides. This alert is expected to be removed on the morning of 24/03/19. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near the coast. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Mar 2019 14:39
The Humber
Tidal levels are forecast to be higher than usual, as a result of high spring tides, between 19:00 and 21:00 this evening, 23/03/19. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Tidal conditions should ease on the next tide. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths along the estuary. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2018 14:11
The Humber
This alert has been issued due to strong winds in the North Sea causing overtopping and windblown spray this evening from 20:15 to 22:00 and in the early hours of Saturday 27 October between 07:45 to 10:00. Please stay away from large waves as they can be dangerous. Strong winds are also expected throughout the weekend. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Sep 2018 07:39
The Humber
Some of the highest tides of the year are expected on the Humber estuary on Wednesday morning 12th September and may lead to localised flooding due to over topping. The current forecast shows that the most significant water levels are likely to occur between 09:00 and 10:30 this morning. These particular high tides are because of the naturally occurring astronomical tide cycle. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We will monitor the situation and will update this information and issue warning as required. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 12:24
Humber Estuary
This flood alert has been issued in response to high tides accompanied by wave action that is forecast for the area around North Ferriby on Thursday 1st February between 18:45 and 20:00. Peak astronomical tides are on Friday 2nd February, and unsettled conditions are expected over the next couple of days. We will update this message with new forecast information when this becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2018 15:33
Humber Estuary
This flood alert has been issued in response to high tides accompanied by wave action that is forecast in the area around East Clough and North Ferriby on Thursday 1st February between 18:45 and 20:00. Some overtopping of waves and windblown spray is possible between these times. Peak astronomical tides are on Friday 2nd February, and unsettled conditions are expected over the next couple of days. We will update this message with new forecast information when this becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 13:17
Humber Estuary
This Flood Alert is in force as overtopping waves and wind-blown spray are possible along the Humber Estuary, this is because of strong westerly winds combined with high astronomic tide levels. Tidal levels will decrease later in the week, but the weather will remain unsettled into the weekend and so alerts may remain in force for the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 12:21
Humber Estuary
This Flood Alert is in force as overtopping waves and wind-blown spray are possible along the River Humber, this is because of strong westerly winds combined with high astronomic tide levels. The Hull Barrier is likely to be operated for tonight and tomorrow mornings high tides. Tidal and weather conditions are expected to improve in the Humber later in the week.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2017 20:12
Humber Estuary
This flood alert is in force for the high tides on Thursday evening. Overtopping waves and wind-blown spray can be expected between 20:30 and 22:00 on Thursday. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.