Flood Alert Info - Mersey Estuary from Liverpool and Wirral to Widnes

Area Description

Areas at risk include Liverpool, New Ferry, Woodside, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Widnes and Hale Village.

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 10 Sep 2018 14:46
Mersey Estuary
The next high tide is expected to be higher than usual at 01:15 on 11/09/2018. Flooding of low lying land is possible in the following places: Hale Village between 00:45 and 01:45 on 11/09/2018. Subsequent tides also have potential to be higher than usual, but we do not anticipate the situation to further worsen. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you if necessary. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast level for the midnight tide today is 5.38 mAOD at Liverpool Gladstone Dock, this is 0.22 metres above astronomical tide level.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 09:42
Mersey Estuary
The next high tide at 12:33 on the 4th January for the Mersey Estuary from Liverpool and Wirral to Widnes is expected to be higher than usual. Flooding of low lying land is possible in the following places: Hale Village between 13:00 and 15:30. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care around locations adjacent to the Mersey Estuary. The midnight tide on 5th January is not currently expected to reach the Flood Alert levels. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level is 5.06 mAOD at Liverpool Gladstone Dock, this is 0.4 metres above astronomical tide level. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 09:03
Mersey Estuary
The next high tide at 12:30 on the 3rd January for the Mersey Estuary from Liverpool and Wirral to Widnes is expected to be higher than usual with a forecasted peak of 6.62m. Flooding of low lying land is possible in the following places: Rock Park betwwen 11.30 and 12.15 Hale Village between 12:00 and 13:30 People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care around locations adjacent to the Mersey Estuary. The midnight tides on 04/01/18 have potential to reach the Flood Alert levels. We are assessing the forecasts and will update the situation in due course. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level is 5.59 mAOD at Liverpool Gladstone Dock at 11:45.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 16:34
Mersey Estuary
The next high tide at 23:21 on the 2nd January for the Mersey Estuary from Liverpool and Wirral to Widnes is expected to be higher than usual. Flooding of low lying land is possible in the following places: Hale Village between 23:30 and 02:00 People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care around locations adjacent to the Mersey Estuary. The midday and midnight tides on 03/01/18 have potential to reach the Flood Alert levels. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the forecast high tide level is 5.87 mAOD at Liverpool Gladstone Dock, this is 0.99 metres above astronomical tide level.