Flood Warning Info - Severn Estuary at Oldbury-on-Severn, Oldbury Naite and Littleton Warth areas

Area Description

Severn Estuary from Oldbury-on-Severn to the Old Severn Bridge including Oldbury Naite, Thornbury Sailing Club, Oldbury Pill, Whale Wharf and Rusholme.
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 11 Mar 2020 14:31
Severn Estuary
Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. First forecast high water is 20:45 on 11/03/20 with a level of 8.56 mAOD and a Force 6 South Westerly wind. Second forecast high water is 09:00 on 12/03/20 with a level of 8.49 mAOD and a Force 6 West South Westerly wind. Times are local and refer to high water time at Avonmouth. Flooding to roads and properties is possible at these times, but may apply two hours either side of the high tide. There is a possibility of flooding for the Severn Estuary from Oldbury-on-Severn to the Old Severn Bridge including Oldbury Naite, Thornbury Sailing Club, Oldbury Pill, Whale Wharf and Rusholme. Peak levels will be higher than the tide this morning, 11/03/20. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing flood gates. Take care along beaches, promenades and roads as large waves can be dangerous. Please install property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated on 12/03/20.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 18:43
Severn Estuary
Strong onshore winds and a large tidal surge are forecast. The first high water is at 08:45 on Tuesday 11th February and the forecast tide level is 8.26 m AOD. The forecast wind is force 6 Westerly. Tide times and levels refer to high water at Avonmouth. Flooding may occur for about 2 hours either side of high water. Flooding is possible for the Severn Estuary from Oldbury-on-Severn to the Old Severn Bridge including Oldbury Naite, Thornbury Sailing Club, Oldbury Pill, Whale Wharf and Rusholme. Our incident response staff will closely monitor the situation along this coastline. This message will be updated on Tuesday, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 14:38
Severn Estuary
Large and powerful waves are expected to overtop sea defences as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the forecast high water is 21:30 on 30/09/19. The forecast tide level is 8.38 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 6 West South Westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Avonmouth. Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. Strong onshore winds will cause tide levels to rise further. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing locks and flood gates. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 01/10/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 2 Jan 2018 14:52
Severn Estuary
Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of high water levels combined with high energy waves. This alert is in force for the next two high tides. The time and date of the forecast high water is 07:45 on 03/01/2018. The forecast tide is 8.2m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 8 Westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Avonmouth.