Flood Warning Info - Severn Estuary from Sharpness to Oldbury-on-Severn, Shepperdine and Oldbury Power Station areas

Area Description

Severn Estuary from Sharpness to Oldbury-on-Severn including low lying properties on Severn Lane, Worldsend Lane, Nupdown Lane and Shepperdine Road including Oldbury Power Station.
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 12 Mar 2020 12:14
Severn Estuary
Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. The forecast high water is 21:30 on 12/03/20 with a level of 8.21 mAOD and a Force 7 West South Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Avonmouth, mAOD is height above average sea level. The peak tide of this tidal cycle was Wednesday night, 11/03/20. Subsequent tides will be lower. Flooding to roads and properties is possible at these times, but conditions may apply one hour either side of the high tide. There is a possibility of flooding for the Severn Estuary from Sharpness to Oldbury-on-Severn including low lying properties on Severn Lane, Worldsend Lane, Nupdown Lane and Shepperdine Road including Oldbury Power Station. Our staff are checking defences and closing flood gates. Take care along beaches, promenades and roads as large waves could be dangerous. Please install property flood resilience equipment now. This message will be updated on Friday, 13/03/20.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 14:58
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 the Severn Estuary from Sharpness to Oldbury-on-Severn including low lying properties on Severn Lane, Worldsend Lane, Nupdown Lane and Shepperdine Road including Oldbury Power Station. Peak levels will be higher than the tide this morning, 11/03/20. Our incident staff are checking defences and closing flood gates. Take care along beaches, promenades and roads as large waves can be dangerous. This message will be updated on 12/03/20.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Mar 2020 15:27
Severn Estuary
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences at Sharpness to Oldbury-on-Severn, Shepperdine and Oldbury Power Station areas. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Forecast high water is 08:30 on 11/03/20 with a level of 8.21 mAOD and a Force 5 South Westerly wind. Times are local and refer to the high water time at Avonmouth gauge. For more detail refer to local tide tables. Conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. Flooding is possible to roads and land for the Severn Estuary from Sharpness to Oldbury-on-Severn including low lying properties on Severn Lane, Worldsend Lane, Nupdown Lane and Shepperdine Road including Oldbury Power Station. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Owners with property flood resilience equipment please install now. Be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves could be dangerous. This message will be updated Wednesday,11/03/20.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 16:18
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 8.24 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 Sharpness to Oldbury-on-Severn including low lying properties on Severn Lane, Worldsend Lane, Nupdown Lane and Shepperdine Road including Oldbury Power Station. 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 15:03
Severn Estuary
Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of high water levels combined with high energy waves.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.