Flood Alert Info - The north Norfolk coast from Old Hunstanton, to and including Cley

Area Description

The north Norfolk coast at Old Hunstanton, Brancaster, Burnham, Holkham, Wells, Blakeney and Cley.

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 11 Sep 2018 15:32
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 7:45am and 9:45am on Wednesday 12th September 2018. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Wells of 3.77mAODN at 8:45am, on Wednesday 12th September 2018, which is 0.24m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 4, North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The current series of high spring tides has now reached its peak and will fall away over the next few days. 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 30 Apr 2018 09:15
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The current forecast is for a single risk tide only, with no indication of later tides causing concern. High water is due at Wells at 19:45pm, on 30/04/2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.78mAODN, which is 0.82m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, NNW. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We have teams on the ground checking defences and moveable barriers Flooding is possible 1 hour either side of high tide. We often see tides at this level with water high around Wells Quay and Blakeney Harbour.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Apr 2018 16:51
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides, which include strong winds. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The forecast indicates consecutive risk tides on Monday morning and Monday evening. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Wells at 07:45am (BST) on Monday 30th April 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.70mAODN, which is 0.89m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, North north-easterly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). The high tide on Monday evening is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. Do not take unnecessary risks and remain vigilant along coastal footpaths and promenades. We are closely monitoring the forecast and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Mar 2018 12:20
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The current forecast is for a single risk tide only, with no indication of later tides causing concern. High water is due at Wells at 7:30pm on 19 March 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.53mAODN, which is 0.4m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, North Easterly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. We are monitoring the situation closely and have teams ready to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Feb 2018 11:14
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The current forecast is for a single risk tide only, with no indication of later tides causing concern. High water is due at Wells at 8.30pm, on 3rd February 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.56mAODN, which is 0.25m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, East North East. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 21:16
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 12hrs. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Wells at 07:45am, on 02/02/2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.52mAODN, which is 0.46m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, North North Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 10:55
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. High water is due at Wells Next-The-Sea at Thursday 1st February at 7:15pm. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 4.01mAODN, which is 0.81m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, WNW. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The following risk tide on Friday 2nd February at 7:45am is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. Flooding is possible between 2 hours either side of high water. Take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2018 15:17
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 48 hours. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Wells-Next-The-Sea tomorrow morning at 7am, Thursday 1st February. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.71 mAODN, which is 0.70m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, WSW. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We have teams on the ground checking defences and assisting the emergency services and local authorities. Flooding is possible between 2 hours either side of high water. Take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2017 13:12
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. High water is due at Wells at 7:19pm on Sunday 5 November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.71mAODN, which is 0.78m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, North-Northwest (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2017 14:30
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. High water is due at Wells at 6:48am on Sunday 5th November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.62mAODN, which is 0.54m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, Westerly (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 15:02
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The current forecast is for a single risk tide only, with no indication of later tides causing concern. High water is due at Wells at 07:35am, on Friday 6th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.81mAODN, which is 0.91m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, North-Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.