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 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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 22 Aug 2020 16:21
Severn Estuary
Strong winds and high tides may cause sea spray and overtopping of sea defences at Severn Estuary at Severn Beach including New Passage and Pilning. Forecast high water is for 22:45 on 22/08/2020 with a level of 7.55 mAOD and a Force 7 West South Westerly wind. Tide times are local time and refer to the high water time at Avonmouth. Conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. Flooding is possible for low lying land and roads for the Severn Estuary at Severn Beach including New Passage and Pilning. High tides are forecast to continue until after Saturday evening high tide on 22/08/2020. Incident response staff are closing flood gates along coastal locations and we are monitoring the situation. Please take care along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and strong winds can be hazardous. Consider installing your property level protection. This message will be updated Saturday, 22/08/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Aug 2020 14:17
Severn Estuary
Strong winds and high tides may cause sea spray and overtopping of sea defences at Severn Beach, New Passage and Pilning. First forecast high water is 22:00 on 21/08/2020 with a level of 7.95 mAOD and a Force 6 South Westerly wind. Second forecast high water is 10:30 on 22/08/2020 with a level of 7.47 mAOD and a Force 6 West South Westerley wind. Tide times are local time and refer to the high water time at Avonmouth. Conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. Flooding to low lying roads, farmland is possible. Flooding is possible for the Severn Estuary at Severn Beach including New Passage and Pilning. High tides are forecast to continue until Saturday evening 22/08/2020. Incident response staff are closing flood gates along coastal locations and we are monitoring the situation. Take care along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and strong winds can be hazardous. This message will be updated Saturday, 22/08/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 12:39
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 gauge. The peak tide of this tidal cycle was Wednesday night, 11/03/20. Subsequent tides will be lower. Flooding to low lying roads and properties is possible. Consider installing property flood resilience equipment. Conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Severn Estuary at Severn Beach including New Passage and Pilning. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates and checking defences. Take care along beaches, roads and coastal footpaths. This message will be updated Friday 13/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 13:17
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. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Avonmouth, mAOD is height above average sea level. For more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding is forecast at these times, but may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Severn Estuary at Severn Beach including New Passage and Pilning. Peak levels will be higher than the tide this morning, 11/03/20. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated on 12/03/20.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 17:57
Severn Estuary
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high tides and strong winds. Forecast high water is 07:15 on 23/02/20 with a level of 7.12 mAOD and a Force 8 West South Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Avonmouth. Flooding to roads is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Severn Estuary at Severn Beach including New Passage and Pilning. We do not forecast the situation to deteriorate any further after this high tide. Strong winds will cause tide levels to rise further. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated Sunday, 23/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 15:38
Severn Estuary
Strong onshore winds and a large tidal surge are forecast. High water is at 21:15 on Tuesday 11th February and the forecast tide level is 8.00 m AOD. The forecast wind is Force 6 Westerly. Tide times and levels refer to high water at Avonmouth. Spray overtopping of sea defences is possible around this time, however conditions may apply two to three hours either side of the high water. There is a possibility of flooding for the coastline at Oldbury-on-Severn, Northwick and Avonmouth. Strong onshore winds may cause tide levels to rise further. Our incident response staff will closely monitor the situation along this coastline. This message will be updated on Wednesday, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 12:42
Severn Estuary
Strong onshore winds and a tidal surge are forecast. The first high water is at 18:30 on Monday 10th February and the forecast tide level is 8.01 m AOD. The forecast wind is Force 6 Westerly. Tide times and levels refer to high water at Avonmouth. Spray overtopping of sea defences is possible around this time, however conditions may apply two to three hours either side of high water. There is a possibility of flooding for the coastline at Severn Beach including New Passage and Pilning. No Flood Warnings are currently expected. Strong onshore winds may cause tide levels to rise further. Our incident response staff will closely monitor the situation along this coastline. This message will be updated on Monday, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 15:48
Severn Estuary
Storm Ciara will bring strong onshore winds and a large tidal surge over the next few days. The first forecast high water is at 07:00 on Sunday 9th February and the forecast tide level is 7.14 m AOD. The forecast wind is Force 6 South South Westerly. The second high water is at 17:30 on Sunday 9th February and the forecast tide level is 7.48 m AOD. The forecast wind is force 8 West South Westerly. Tide times and levels refer to high water at Avonmouth. Spray overtopping of sea defences is possible around this time, however conditions may apply two to three hours either side of the high tide. There is a possibility of flooding for the coastline at Severn Beach including New Passage and Pilning. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Strong onshore winds may cause tide levels to rise further. Our incident response staff will closely monitor the situation along this coastline. This message will be updated on Monday, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 15:06
Severn Estuary
Storm Ciara will bring strong onshore winds and a large tidal surge over the next few days. The first forecast high water is at 07:00 on Sunday 2nd February and the forecast tide level is 7.14 m AOD. The forecast wind is Force 6 South South Westerly. The second high water is at 17:30 on Sunday 2nd February and the forecast tide level is 7.43 m AOD. The forecast wind is force 7 West South West. Tide times and levels refer to high water at Avonmouth. Spray overtopping of sea defences is possible around this time, however conditions may apply two to three hours either side of the high tide. There is a possibility of flooding for the coastline at Severn Beach including New Passage and Pilning. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Strong onshore winds may cause tide levels to rise further. Our incident response staff will closely monitor the situation along this coastline. This message will be updated on Monday, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 13:50
Severn Estuary
The wind is forecast to be Force 7 south south westerly for this evening's tide at 17:30. The tide level is forecast to be 6.55 m AOD. Due to the strength of the wind there may be large waves and spray. The wind speed is due to decrease overnight so this alert is only for this evening's tide. 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 roads and farmland is possible one to two hours either side of the high tide. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2018 14:53
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. The time and date of the forecast high water is 18:00 on Friday 21/12/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.63 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 West South Westerly. Tides are currently rising towards springs, however the wind strength is forecast to decrease overnight and we are not likely to re-issue this Alert for subsequent high tides. Where possible, members of the public should avoid visiting exposed coastal locations and take care when traveling through these areas. 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 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.