Flood Warning Info - Fort William

Area Description

Fort William.
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 13 Jan 2020 14:34
Fort William
An updated FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Fort William. Tides will be higher than usual due to a storm surge and will be combined with very strong South Westerly winds. The predicted tides are the highest forecast since 2005. The worst conditions are expected for a few hours around the time of the high tide Monday evening and Tuesday morning. If you are in an area that was known to be affected in the January 2005 event then you should be prepared for the potential for some impacts from flooding. Flooding from the sea and large waves is expected to affect low lying land, roads and properties along the coastline in Fort William. The pier at the Crannog Restaurant, Middle Street, Middle Street Car Park and West End Car Park are likely to be affected by flooding. Properties on Middle Street and Linnhe Road may also be at risk of flooding. Flooding impacts are expected around the time of high tide from 20:00 on Monday evening and 08:00 on Tuesday morning. This warning has been updated to provide further information in context of past flooding in this area. Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188. This FLOOD WARNING UPDATE is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 22613


Flood Warning issued on 13 Jan 2020 09:18
Fort William
A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Fort William. A combination of higher than usual tides and prevailing weather conditions means that flooding from the sea is expected to affect low lying land, roads and properties along the coastline in Fort William. The pier at the Crannog Restaurant, Middle Street, Middle Street Car Park and West End Car Park are likely to be affected by flooding. Properties on Middle Street and Linnhe Road may be at risk of flooding. Flooding Impacts are expected around the time of high tide from 20:00 on Monday evening and 08:00 on Tuesday morning Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188. This FLOOD WARNING is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 22613