Flood Alert Info - Coast from Hunstanton to north of King's Lynn

Area Description

Hunstanton, Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton areas.

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 11 Sep 2018 18:30
North Sea
This message has been issued due to the forecast high water at King’s Lynn at 8:46 am on Wednesday 12th September 2018. This means that tides are expected to be higher than usual. The forecast is for windy conditions leading to spray on the promenade at Hunstanton and may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting tides to remain high over the next couple of days. We will update this Flood Alert over the next 24 hours. The Local Authority are closing the flood gates at Hunstanton which will make access difficult to the beach and promenade. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.56 m AODN. The forecast surge height is 0.10 m. The forecast tide level is 4.66 mAODN. The forecast wind direction is westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 4. Locations most at risk are Hunstanton, Heacham and Snettisham.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Sep 2018 14:02
North Sea
This message has been issued due to the forecast high water at King’s Lynn at 8:46 am on Wednesday 12th September 2018. This means that tides are expected to be higher than usual. The forecast is for windy conditions leading to spray on the promenade at Hunstanton and may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting tides to remain high over the next couple of days. We will update this Flood Alert over the next 24 hours. The Local Authority are closing the flood gates at Hunstanton which will make access difficult to the beach and promenade. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.56 m AODN. The forecast surge height is 0.10 m. The forecast tide level is 4.56 mAODN. The forecast wind direction is westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 4. Locations most at risk are Hunstanton, Heacham and Snettisham.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 09:22
North Sea
This message has been updated due to forecast stormy weather conditions and high tide levels on Monday 30 April 2018. This means that tides are expected to be higher than usual. The forecast is for strong winds with large waves and sea spray. High water is expected at 19:30hrs. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting localised impacts to promenades and car parks at Hunstanton Seafront. Locations most at risk are along Hunstanton Seafront. We are not expecting there to be any flooding at Heacham and Snettisham. The Environment Agency are monitoring forecasts and will update this message as necessary. The Local Authority are closing the flood gates at Hunstanton. Access will be difficult. Detailed tide information is as follows: Astronomical tide level is 3.78 mAODN, forecast surge height is 0.55 m. Forecast tide level is 4.33 mAODN. Forecast wind direction is NNW, and wind strength is Force 7.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Apr 2018 20:38
North Sea
This message has been updated due to forecast stormy weather conditions and high tide levels on Monday 30 April 2018. This means that tides are expected to be higher than usual. The forecast is for strong winds with large waves and sea spray. High water is expected at 07:30hrs. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting localised impacts to promenades and car parks at Hunstanton Seafront. Locations most at risk are along Hunstanton Seafront. We are not expecting there to be any flooding at Heacham and Snettisham. The Environment Agency are monitoring forecasts and will update this message as necessary. The Local Authority are closing the flood gates at Hunstanton. Access will be difficult. Detailed tide information is as follows: Astronomical tide level is 3.60 mAODN, forecast surge height is 0.54 m. Forecast tide level is 4.14 mAODN. Forecast wind direction is N, and wind strength is Force 8.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Apr 2018 07:27
North Sea
This message has been issued due to forecast stormy weather conditions and high tide levels on Sunday 29 April 2018. This means that tides are expected to be higher than usual. The forecast is for strong winds with large waves and sea spray. High water is expected at 19:00hrs. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting localised impacts to promenades and car parks at Hunstanton Seafront. Locations most at risk are along Hunstanton Seafront. We are not expecting there to be any flooding at Heacham and Snettisham. The Environment Agency are monitoring forecasts and will update this message as necessary. The Local Authority are closing the flood gates at Hunstanton. Access will be difficult. Detailed tide information is as follows: Astronomical tide level is 3.73 mAODN, forecast surge height is 0.12 m. Forecast tide level is 3.85 mAODN. Forecast wind direction is NNE, and wind strength is Force 6.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2018 09:52
North Sea
This message has been issued due to stormy weather conditions and high tide levels on Saturday 3 March 2018. This means that tides are expected to be higher than usual. The forecast is for strong winds with large waves and sea spray at the seafront. High water is expected at 19:26, conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting localised impacts to promenades and car parks at Hunstanton Seafront. Locations most at risk are Hunstanton. We are not expecting there to be any flooding at Heacham and Snettisham. The Environment Agency are monitoring forecasts and will update this message as necessary. The Local Authority are closing the flood gates at Hunstanton. Access will be difficult. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.36 mAODN. The forecast final high water tide level is 4.37 mAODN. The forecast wind direction is ESE. The forecast wind strength is Force 5.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2018 19:54
North Sea
This message has been issued due to stormy weather conditions and high tide levels on Saturday 3 March 2018. This means that tides are expected to be higher than usual. The forecast is for strong winds with large waves and sea spray at the seafront. High water is expected at 07:21, conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting localised impacts to promenades and car parks at Hunstanton Seafront. Locations most at risk are Hunstanton. We are not expecting there to be any flooding at Heacham and Snettisham. The Environment Agency are monitoring forecasts and will update this message as necessary. The Local Authority are closing the flood gates at Hunstanton. Access will be difficult. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 3.97 mAODN. The forecast final high water tide level is 4.11 mAODN. The forecast wind direction is ESE. The forecast wind strength is Force 6.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2018 14:01
North Sea
This message has been issued due to stormy weather conditions and high tide levels on Friday 2 March 2018. This means that tides are expected to be higher than usual.The forecast is for strong winds with large waves and sea spray at the seafront. High water is expected at 18:45, conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting localised impacts to promenades and car parks at Hunstanton Seafront. Locations most at risk are Hunstanton. We are not expecting there to be any flooding at Heacham and Snettisham. The Environment Agency are monitoring forecasts and will update this message as necessary. The Local Authority are closing the flood gates at Hunstanton. Access will be difficult. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.21 mAODN. The forecast surge height is 0.08m. The forecast tide level is 4.29 mAODN. The forecast wind direction is East. The forecast wind strength is Force 7.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 09:40
The North Sea
This message has been issued due to the forecast high water on the coast from Hunstanton to north of Kings Lynn between 16:45hrs and 20:45hrs on Thursday 1st February. The forecast is for strong winds and rain. There could be large waves with sea spray at the seafront. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting large waves and overtopping of the sea defences. Locations most at risk are Hunstanton, Heacham and Snettisham. The Environment Agency are monitoring forecasts and will update this message as necessary. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. The Local Authority will be closing the flood gates at Hunstanton which will make access difficult. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.21 mAODN. The forecast surge height is 0.6 m. The forecast tide level is 4.81 mAODN. The forecast wind direction is WNW and wind strength is Force 6.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2018 19:45
The North Sea
This message has been issued due to the forecast high water on the coast from Hunstanton to north of Kings Lynn between 14:45hrs and 20:45hrs on Thursday 1st February. The forecast is for strong winds and rain. There could be large waves with sea spray at the seafront. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting large waves and overtopping of the sea defences. Locations most at risk are Hunstanton, Heacham and Snettisham. The Environment Agency are monitoring forecasts and will update this message as necessary. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. The Local Authority will be closing the flood gates at Hunstanton which will make access difficult. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.21 mAODN. The forecast surge height is 0.36 m. The forecast tide level is 4.57 mAODN. The forecast wind direction is WNW and wind strength is Force 7.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 10:06
The North Sea
This message has been issued due to the forecast high water on the coast between 06:00 and 08:00 (Friday 6 October). This alert is in force until 10:00 on Friday 6 October 2017. This means that tides are expected to be higher than usual. The forecast is for strong winds. There could be large waves with sea spray at the seafront. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting windblown spray at Hunstanton promenade and along the coast. Locations most at risk are Hunstanton, Heacham, and Snettisham. The Local Authority are closing the flood gates at Hunstanton which will make access difficult. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Detailed tide information is as follows: Astronomical tide level is 4.05mAOD, forecast surge height is 0.61m. Forecast tide level is 4.66 mAOD. Forecast wind direction is NW, and wind strength is Force 6.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 09:28
The North Sea
This message has been issued due to the forecast of high water on the coast between Hunstanton and north of Kings Lynn between 05:00 and 07:00 on Friday 6th October 2017. This alert is in force until 09:00 on Friday 6th October 2017. This means that tides are expected to be higher than usual. The forecast is for strong winds and showers. There could be large waves with sea spray at the seafront. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are expecting tides to remain high over the next few days. Locations most at risk are Hunstanton, Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. The Environment Agency are working closely with community emergency groups. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Take care near coastal paths and promenades.