Flood Alert Info - Coast from Heacham to north of King's Lynn in Norfolk

Area Description

Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton.
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

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

  • 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 17 Oct 2020 09:01
North Sea
Tides are expected to be higher than usual as a result of high spring tides. Tides will be at their highest tomorrow 18/10/20 at 07:51. However conditions may apply 2 to 4 hours either side of the high tide. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Coastal conditions should ease for the 18/10/20 high tide at 20:27. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing locks and flood gates and checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.67mAODN. The forecast surge height is -0.3m. The forecast tide level is 4.82mAODN. The forecast wind direction is Northerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 4.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Sep 2020 11:04
North Sea
Sea levels will be high as a result of high spring tides. The forecast high water is 08:56 tomorrow morning, 20/09/2020. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.70 mAODN. The forecast tide level is 4.87 mAODN. The forecast wind direction is North East with a wind strength of Force 4. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing locks and flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. The Local Authority have closed the flood gates at Hunstanton which will make access difficult. This message will be updated Sunday 20/09/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Sep 2020 12:25
North Sea
Sea levels will be high as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The forecast high water is 08:15 tomorrow, 19/09/2020. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.61 mAODN. The forecast tide level is 4.77 mAODN. The forecast wind direction is East North East with a wind strength of Force 5. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing locks and flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. The Local Authority will be closing the flood gates at Hunstanton later this evening which will make access difficult. This message will be updated Saturday 19/09/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Sep 2020 10:51
North Sea
Sea levels will be high as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The forecast high water is 07:15 tomorrow, 19/09/2020. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.61 mAODN. The forecast tide level is 4.77 mAODN. The forecast wind direction is East North East with a wind strength of Force 5. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing locks and flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. The Local Authority will be closing the flood gates at Hunstanton later this evening which will make access difficult. This message will be updated Saturday 19/09/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 May 2020 12:50
North Sea
As a result of high spring tides and strong winds, tides will be at their highest this evening at 20:30, 10/05/20. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Coastal conditions should ease for the 11/05/20 high tide at 08:38. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates and checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: The predicted astronomical tide level is 3.77mAOD. The forecast surge height is 0.27m. The wind Force is 7 and north-north easterly. The forecast tide level is 4.54mAOD. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/05/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 May 2020 12:29
North Sea
As a result of high spring tides and strong winds, tides will be at their highest this evening at 20:30, 10/05/20. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation. We expect flooding to affect Hunstanton seafront. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Coastal conditions should ease for the 11/05/20 high tide at 08:38. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates and checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: The predicted astronomical tide level is 3.77mAOD. The forecast surge height is 0.27m. The wind Force is 7 and north-north easterly. The forecast tide level is 4.54mAOD. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/05/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 18:42
North Sea
Large waves and sea spray are expected to affect the seafront as a result of strong onshore winds. Tides will be at their highest at 20:22 today, 12/03/2020. Flooding to properties/roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow or if conditions change. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.73mAODN. The forecast surge height is minus 0.17m. The forecast tide level is 4.56mAODN. The forecast wind direction is West South Westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 7.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 13:28
North Sea
Tides are expected to be higher than usual as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest today at 18:59 10/03/20. However, conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We expect flooding to affect Hunstanton seafront. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Coastal conditions should ease for the 12/03/20 high tide at 08:00. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing locks and flood gates and checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous and stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/03/20, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 11:03
North Sea
There is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal frontage and footpaths between 6:45pm and 8:45pm on Tuesday 11th February 2020. Large waves and sea spray are expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. The forecast peak level at Kings Lynn of 4.4mAODN is at 7.45pm on Tuesday 11th February. The forecast wind direction is Westerly, South Westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 8. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 14:34
North Sea
There is a possibility of some minor flooding to the coastal frontage and footpaths between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday 10th February 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. The forecast peak level at Kings Lynn of 4.53mAODN is expected at 6.45pm on Monday 10th February, which is 0.52m above tide tables. The forecast wind direction is Westerly, South Westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 7. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 05:54
North Sea
High tides, a tidal surge and strong winds will make water levels higher than usual. Tides will be at their highest at 9:22 today, 02/10/19. Flooding to properties is not currently forecast. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated as the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for this morning’s tide: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.61 mAODN. The forecast surge height is 0.30m. The forecast tide level is 4.91mAODN. The forecast wind direction is West North Westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 6.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 21:05
North Sea
High tides, a tidal surge and strong winds will make water levels higher than usual. Tides will be at their highest at 21:15 today, 01/10/19 and 09:22 tomorrow, 02/10/19. Flooding to properties is not currently forecast. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for tonight's tide: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.17 mAODN. The forecast surge height is 0.36m. The forecast tide level is 4.53mAODN. The forecast wind direction is Northerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 5.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 13:08
North Sea
High tides, a tidal surge and strong wind will make water levels higher than usual. Tides will be at their highest at 21:15 today, 01/10/2019 and 09:22 tomorrow, 02/10/19. Flooding to properties/roads and farmland is not currently forecast, we expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes. Detailed tidal information for tonight’s tide: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.17mAODN. The forecast surge height is 0.38 m. The forecast tide level is 4.55mAODN. The forecast wind direction is Northerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 5.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 06:20
North Sea
High tides, a tidal surge and strong winds will make water levels higher than usual. High tide will be at 08:40 on Tuesday 01/10/2019, however conditions may apply for two hours either side of each tide. Flooding of coastal roads, footpaths and farmland is possible in Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Please be careful as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Similar coastal conditions are expected to continue into the middle of this week and this message will be updated as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with the Local Authority. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: forecast tide level for Tuesday morning is 4.95mAOD, with a Force 5 ENE wind.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 20:52
North Sea
High tides, a tidal surge and strong winds will make water levels higher than usual. Over the next 24 hours, the tides will be highest at 20:37 on Monday 30/09/2019, and 08:40 on Tuesday 01/10/2019, however conditions may apply for two hours either side of each tide. Flooding of coastal roads, footpaths and farmland is possible in Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Please be careful as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Similar coastal conditions are expected to continue into the middle of this week and this message will be updated as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with the Local Authority. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: forecast tide level for Monday evening is 4.70mAODN, with a Force 4 SE wind. Forecast tide level for Tuesday morning is 4.98mAOD, with a Force 4 ENE wind.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 10:04
North Sea
High tides, a tidal surge and strong winds will make water levels higher than usual. Over the next 24 hours, the tides will be highest at 20:37 on Monday 30/09/2019, and 08:40 on Tuesday 01/10/2019, however conditions may apply for two hours either side of each tide. Flooding of coastal roads, footpaths and farmland is possible in Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Please be careful as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Similar coastal conditions are expected to continue into the middle of this week and this message will be updated as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with the Local Authority. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: forecast tide level for Monday evening is 4.71mAODN, with a Force 3 S wind. Forecast tide level for Tuesday morning is 5.08mAOD, with a Force 6 NE wind.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 09:35
North Sea
High tides, a tidal surge and strong winds will make water levels higher than usual. Over the next 24 hours, the tides will be highest at 20:37 on Monday 30/09/2019, and 08:40 on Tuesday 01/10/2019, however conditions may apply for two hours either side of each tide. Flooding of coastal roads, footpaths and farmland is possible in Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Please be careful as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Similar coastal conditions are expected to continue into the middle of this week and this message will be updated as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with the Local Authority. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: forecast tide level for Monday evening is 4.71mAODN, with a Force 3 S wind. Forecast tide level for Tuesday morning is 5.08mAOD, with a Force 6 NE wind.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 08:01
North Sea
High tides, a tidal surge and strong winds will make water levels higher than usual. Over the next 24 hours, the tides will be highest at 19:58 on Sunday 29/09/2019, and 07:59 on Monday 30/09/2019, however conditions may apply for two hours either side of each tide. Flooding of coastal roads, footpaths and farmland is possible in Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Please be careful as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Similar coastal conditions are expected to continue into the middle of next week and this message will be updated as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with the Local Authority. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: forecast tide level for Sunday evening is 4.66mAODN, with a Force 7 NNW wind. Forecast tide level for Monday morning is 5.00mAOD, with a Force 4 WNW wind.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 06:09
North Sea


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 18:02
North Sea
High tides, a tidal surge and strong winds will make water levels higher than usual. Over the next 24 hours, the tides will be highest at 19:58 on Sunday 29/09/2019, and 07:59 on Monday 30/09/2019, however conditions may apply for two hours either side of each tide. Flooding of coastal roads, footpaths and farmland is possible in Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Please be careful as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Similar coastal conditions are expected to continue into the middle of next week and this message will be updated as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with the Local Authority. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: forecast tide level for Sunday evening is 4.66mAODN, with a Force 7 NNW wind. Forecast tide level for Monday morning is 5.00mAOD, with a Force 4 WNW wind.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 09:55
North Sea
High tides, a tidal surge and strong northerly winds will make water levels higher than usual for this evening's tide, Sunday 29/09/2019. The tide will be at its highest at 19:56, however conditions may apply for two hours either side of the high tide. Flooding of coastal roads, footpaths and farmland is possible at these times in Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Please be careful as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Similar coastal conditions are expected to continue into the middle of next week and this message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with the Local Authority. Detailed tidal information: predicted astronomical tide level is 4.13mAODN. Forecast surge height is 0.37m. Forecast tide level is 4.70 mAODN after an adjustment of 0.20m. Forecast wind direction is NNW, with a Force 7 strength.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Sep 2019 15:22
North Sea
Tides are expected to be higher than usual as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest at 09:45 tomorrow, 03/09/2019. Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Flooding may affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Coastal conditions should ease for the 04/09/2019 high tide at 09:28. We are closely monitoring the situation. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level for 03/09/2019 is 4.48m AODN. The forecast surge height is -0.04m. The forecast tide level is 4.58m AODN. The forecast wind direction is WSW. The forecast wind strength is Force 5. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 03/09/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Sep 2019 11:31
North Sea
Large waves and sea spray are expected to affect the seafront as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest at 21:00 today, 01/09/19. Flooding to the promenade/seafront is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Coastal conditions should ease for the 02/09/19 high tide at 9:00. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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, 02/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Aug 2019 15:08
North Sea
Tides are expected to be higher than usual as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between 06:21 and 10:21 tomorrow, 01/09/19. Flooding to the promenade and seafront is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We expect flooding to affect Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Continuing strong winds will cause additional wave overtopping until after the high tide at 08:21 on 01/09/19 at Kings Lynn. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated on 01/09/2019, or as the situation changes.