Flood Alert Info - The Norfolk coast from Bacton to Ostend, including Walcott

Area Description

The Norfolk coast along the B1159 coast Road from Bacton through Walcott to Ostend.
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 10 May 2020 19:29
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 7:40pm and 9:40pm today, Sunday 10th May 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual owing to seasonal conditions. The coast road at Walcott may see some wave overtopping and spray. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Cromer of 2.82 mAODN at 8:40pm today, which is 0.60m above tide tables, wind Force 7, North North Easterly. mAODN is height above average sea level. For more info refer to local tide tables. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 13:33
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 6:15pm and 8:15pm on 10th February 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The Coast road at Walcott may see some wave overtopping and spray. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Cromer of 3.10mAODN at 7:15pm on Monday 10th February, which is 0.64m above tide tables, wind Force 7, West. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). 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 10:16
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 6:15pm and 8:15pm on 10th February 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The Coast road at Walcott may see some wave overtopping and spray. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Cromer of 3.05mAODN at 7:15pm on Monday 10th February, which is 0.59m above tide tables, wind Force 7, West South Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). 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 9 Feb 2020 16:45
North Sea
This message has been issued because we are providing advance notice of possible minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 6:15am and 08:15am tomorrow morning, Monday 10th February. The Coast road at Walcott may see some wave overtopping and spray. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Cromer of 3.22mAODN at 07:15am, on Monday 10th February, which is 0.92m above tide tables, wind Force 7, WSW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). The preceding high tide on Sunday 9th February is not expected to result in any flooding. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide on Monday evening.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 14:58
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 6:30pm to 8:30pm today, Thursday 28 November. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The Coast road at Walcott may see some wave overtopping and spray. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Cromer of 2.95mAODN at 7:27pm, on Thursday 28 November, which is 0.63m above tide tables, wind Force 6, northerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level). The current series of high spring tides has now reached its peak and will fall away over the next few days. You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 21:44
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 8:30am to 10:30am Wednesday 2nd October. The Coast road at Walcott may see some spray with no wave overtopping. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Cromer of 3.08mAODN at 9:29am, on Wednesday 2nd October, which is 0.41m above tide tables, wind Force 5, north north westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level. For more info refer to local tide tables). You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 21:48
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 07:30am and 08:30am on Monday 30th September 2019. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Cromer of 3.12mAODN at 08:00am, on Monday 30th September, which is 0.28m above tide tables, wind Force 5, WNW. (mAODN is height above average sea level. For more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Mar 2019 09:48
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 7pm and 9pm this evening Saturday 23rd March. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The Coast road at Walcott may see some wave overtopping and spray. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Cromer of 3.03m AODN at 8pm; on Saturday 23rd March, which is 0.41m above tide tables, wind Force 3, North East. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Jan 2019 13:53
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. There will still be strong winds affecting this evening's tide, generating large waves. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Cromer of 2.83mAODN at 8pm, on Tuesday 8th January 2019, which is 0.69m above tide tables, wind Force 7, North North West. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Jan 2019 16:23
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 06:45am and 08:45am tomorrow, Tuesday 8th January 2019. 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 Cromer of 3.07 mAODN at 07:45am, on Tuesday 8th January 2019, which is 1.19m above tide tables, wind Force 7, NW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


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 of 3.03mAODN, which is 0.3m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 4, North-westerly. (mAODN means 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 15:18
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 Cromer at 19:45pm tonight 30 April 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.80mAODN, which is 0.54m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, North North West. (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. North Norfolk District Council informed us that waves were splashing on to the coast road at this morning's tide. This evening's tide is below our Flood Alert level but forecast to be slightly higher than this morning.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 11:53
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 Cromer at 7pm, on Thursday 1st February. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.06mAODN, which is 0.55m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, W. (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 water. Take care on coastal footpaths.


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 Cromer at 07:15am, on Friday 6th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.18mAODN, which is 0.71m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, 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. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.