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 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 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.