Flood Alert Info - Severn Estuary at Severn Beach

Area Description

Severn Estuary at Severn Beach including New Passage and Pilning.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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 8 Dec 2018 10:48
Severn Estuary
A forecast for near gale force westerly winds on Saturday evening 08/12/2018 may result in spray overtopping on headlands and exposed coastlines. These winds are forecast to coincide with the times of high water. High water is due at 20:00 on 08/12/2018. The forecast high water level is 6.78 m AOD. 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. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions, do not take unnecessary risks.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 17:42
Severn Estuary
Strong gale force winds are forecast on Friday and will cause tides to be higher than published in tide tables. This may result in high some overtopping and onshore flooding where waves crash against the face of a seawall. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 22:15 on 12/10/2018. The forecast tide level is 7.20m AOD. The forecast wind strength Force 7 and in a southerly direction. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2018 15:40
Severn Estuary
The current sequence of high tides will mean that this tidal flood alert will be issued for the remainder of this week, while we approach the highest tides on Friday. Strong gale force winds are forecast on Friday and may result in high some overtopping and onshore flooding where waves crash against the face of a seawall. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 21:45 on 11/10/2018. The forecast tide level is 7.66 m AOD. The forecast wind strength Force 3 and in a southerly direction. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 10:00 on 12/10/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.74m AOD. The forecast wind strength Force 7 and in an southerly direction. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Mar 2018 20:52
Severn Estuary
The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is : 08:30 am on 19/03/2018 The forecast wind direction is North Easterly The forecast wind strengths is Force 6 Members of the public are advised to take care because strong winds and spray overtopping is expected. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert with the latest forecast information.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2018 13:26
Severn Estuary
Tides are rising and are due to peak on Sunday. They will reach flood alert criteria tonight and Friday morning. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 19:15 on 01/03/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.74 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 east north east. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 07:30 on 02/03/2018. The forecast tide level is 7.00 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 east north east. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2018 14:26
Severn Estuary
Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of strong winds causing sea spray and waves. Tides are currently rising with strong winds forecast until Friday. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 06:45 on 01/03/2018. The forecast wind strength is Force 7. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 19:15 on 01/03/2018. The forecast wind strength is Force 7. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 17:36
Severn Estuary
Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables and strong onshore winds will cause tide levels to rise further. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. This evening’s tide is not forecast to reach flood alert level but the threshold will be met for Friday morning’s high tide. The time and date of the forecast high water is 09:30 on 05/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 7.53 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 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.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 15:21
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.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 19:41
Severn Estuary
Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur where waves crash against the face of a seawall, causing water to splash up and over the seawall. The time and date of the forecast high water is 06:00 on 01/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.71 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 5 south 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. Tides are currently rising and we may be re-issuing this flood alert into next week.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 13:38
Severn Estuary
Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables and strong onshore winds will cause tide levels to rise further. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. To stay safe along the coast avoid exposed promenades and coastal paths. The time and date of the forecast high water is 21:00 on 21/10/2017. The forecast tide level is 7.00 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 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.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2017 14:28
Severn Estuary
Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables for this afternoons tide. The combination of the higher water level and strong winds may cause overtopping and onshore flooding as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. The time and date of the forecast high water is 17:30 on 16/10/2017. The forecast tide level is 6.60 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 6 to Force 7 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. Take care in high winds, stay away from exposed coastal areas and follow any instructions from the emergency services


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2017 13:01
Severn Estuary
Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables and strong onshore winds will coincide with high water causing tide levels to rise further. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. The time and date of the forecast high water is 23:00 on 10/09/2017. The forecast tide level is 7.13 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 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.