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 2 Jan 2018 15:26
This Alert is for the high tide on the coast from Formby to Crosby at 23:30. People are advised to take additional care next to the coast and stay away from low lying land, roads and promenades. Significant spray and wave action is expected, there is also a risk of debris. High water levels can be expected 2 hours before and after the peak of the high tide. Environment Agency staff are monitoring the situation and checking tidal defences. An update will be issued if the situation changes. It is unlikely further Flood Alerts will be issued in this tide cycle. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level will peak at 5.99 mAOD. This alert is for the more prominent risk of wave overtopping rather than water level.