Flood Alert Info - Irish Sea from New Brighton to Hoylake

Area Description

Areas at risk include land at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton and including parts of Leasowe and Wallasey..
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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 10:46
Irish Sea
Sea spray is forecast to overtop sea defences at Kings Parade as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible overnight between 12:30 and 13:45 on 12/03/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton, including parts of Leasowe and Wallasey. In particular Kings Parade and North Parade may be affected by spray between 12:30 and 13:45. Flood alerts and warnings may also be required for subsequent high tides. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated this afternoon, 12/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 16:36
Irish Sea
Sea spray from large waves are forecast to overtop sea defences at Kings Parade as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible overnight between 11:00PM, on 11/03/20, and 02:00AM, on 12/03/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton, including parts of Leasowe and Wallasey. In particular Kings Parade and North Parade may be affected by spray between 11:00PM and 02:00AM. Flood alerts and warnings may also be required for subsequent high tides. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, on 12/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 15:21
Irish Sea
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences at Wallasey with sea spray expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible between 00:15am and 01:45am tomorrow morning, 12/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton, including parts of Leasowe and Wallasey. Coastal conditions after this high tide will not reach flood alert levels. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue (further) flood warnings if necessary. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated at 10:00am on 12/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 11:20
Irish Sea
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences at Wallasey with sea spray expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible between 11:15am and 2pm this afternoon, 11/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton, including parts of Leasowe and Wallasey. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 12:30am on 12/02/20 at Wallasey. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue (further) flood warnings if necessary. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated by 17:00 on 11/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 10:49
Irish Sea
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences at Wallasey with sea spray expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible between 11:15am and 2pm this afternoon, 11/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton, including parts of Leasowe and Wallasey. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 12:30am on 12/02/20 at Wallasey.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 15:54
Irish Sea
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences at Wallasey with sea spray expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible between 00:00 and 01:30 tomorrow, 11/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton, including parts of Leasowe and Wallasey. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 11:30 on 11/02/20 at Wallasey. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue (further) flood warnings if necessary. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated by 11:00 on 11/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 17:45
Irish Sea
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences from New Brighton to Hoylake with sea spray expected as a result of Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding is possible between 11:15am and 11:45am on Sunday, 09/02/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton, including parts of Leasowe and Wallasey. Continuing strong winds will cause additional wave overtopping at high tide for the next 4 days from New Brighton to Hoylake. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation and will issue further flood alerts if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 07:26
Irish Sea
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences from New Brighton to Hoylake with sea spray expected as a result of Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding is possible between 10:30 on 09/02/20 and 11:30 on 09/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton, including parts of Leasowe and Wallasey. Continuing strong winds will cause additional wave overtopping at high tide for the next 4 days from New Brighton to Hoylake. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation and will issue further flood alerts if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jun 2018 09:52
Irish Sea
Overtopping is expected between 11:45 and 12:30 14/06/2018 for the Irish Sea from New Brighton to Hoylake. Flooding of low lying land is possible along the Wallasey Embankment. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 10:10
Irish Sea
Overtopping from wind-blown spray is expected of up to two hours either side of high tide at 11:54 on the 3rd January for the Irish Sea from New Brighton to Hoylake. Flooding of low lying land is possible along the Wallasey Embankment. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe.