Flood Alert Info - North Sea coast from Whitby to Filey

Area Description

The North Sea coast from Whitby to Filey, including Scarborough.

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 8 Feb 2019 14:53
North Sea
Waves are forecast to overtop sea frontages at Foreshore Road North and Sandside in Scarborough between 6 am and 9am on Saturday 9th February, with sea spray expected as a result of strong onshore winds. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jan 2019 19:25
North Sea
This flood alert remains in force as overtopping waves and spray are expected as a result of gale force winds and large waves in the North Sea continuing for the rest of Sunday evening 27/01/2019 until around 1 am on Monday 28/01/2019. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads near the North Sea Coast, in Scarborough. Overtopping waves and spray are forecast for Marine Royal Albert Drive, Foreshore Road, Sandside and the Spa Complex. Minor wave overtopping and spray is also forecast for Monday morning from 7 am till 10 am in these areas, but this is not currently expected to cause any issues. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message on Monday morning 28/01/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jan 2019 13:32
North Sea
This flood alert remains in force as overtopping waves and spray are expected as a result of gale force winds and large waves in the North Sea on Sunday, 27/01/2019. Overtopping waves and spray are expected on Sunday evening between 5.30 pm and 1 am on Monday 28/01/2019. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads near the North Sea Coast, in Scarborough. Overtopping is likely to be worst around Marine Royal Albert Drive. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message on Sunday evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jan 2019 08:25
North Sea
This flood alert remains in force as overtopping waves and spray are expected as a result of gale force winds and large waves in the North Sea on Sunday, 27/01/2019. Some minor overtopping waves and spray are expected on Sunday morning between 7 am and 1 pm. The main concern is the period of overtopping waves and spray forecast for Sunday evening between 5.30 pm and 1 am on Monday 28/01/2019. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads near the North Sea Coast, in Scarborough. Overtopping is likely to be worst around Marine Royal Albert Drive. We do not currently expect to issue any flood warnings for this area, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message on Sunday afternoon or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jan 2019 19:20
North Sea
This flood alert has been issued as overtopping waves and spray are expected as a result of strong winds and large waves in the North Sea on Sunday, 27/01/2019. Overtopping waves and spray are expected on Sunday morning between 7 am and 1 pm, and Sunday evening between 7 pm and midnight. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads near the North Sea Coast, in Scarborough. Overtopping is likely to be worst around Marine Royal Albert Drive. We are continuing to monitor the situation, and may need to issue flood warnings for Scarborough if forecast weather conditions worsen. This message will be updated on Sunday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Jan 2019 11:49
North Sea
Strong to gale-force winds, combined with high tides are causing large waves in the North Sea. Overtopping wave and wind-blown spray is expected to affect exposed parts of the Yorkshire Coast, in particular in Scarborough along Marine Drive and Royal Albert Drive between 19:30 and 20:30 this evening, Tuesday 8th January. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We will continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated this evening 08/01/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2018 08:33
North Sea
Large waves are expected to cause spray and some overtopping of sea defences as a result of strong onshore winds. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 1pm and 7pm on Saturday. The particular area of concern is Scarborough. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as new forecasts become available. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2018 17:08
North Sea
Large waves are expected to cause spray and some overtopping of sea defences as a result of strong onshore winds. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 1pm and 7pm on Saturday. The particular area of concern is Scarborough. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as new forecasts become available. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Nov 2018 19:32
North Sea
This flood alert is issued for the high tide at Scarborough. Large and powerful waves are expected to overtop sea defences at Scarborough along Marine Drive as a result of strong winds. Consequently, flooding is possible between 17:15 and 18.30 on Tuesday 20th November 2018. These particularly high tides are because of the naturally occurring astronomical tide cycle. We will monitor the situation and will update this information and issue warnings as required. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan. For local weather forecasts please see the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Oct 2018 19:44
North Sea
Strong to gale force winds combined with high tides are creating large waves along the Yorkshire coast. Overtopping waves and wind-blown spray are expected to affect coastal frontages, in particular around Scarborough tomorrow morning, Tuesday 30th October, around high tide at 0740. Strong winds and large waves are expected to continue throughout the week so please take care in coastal locations and stay away from large waves as they can be dangerous. We will monitor the situation and will update this information and issue warnings as required. Be prepared to act on your flood plan. For local weather forecasts please see the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2018 10:20
North Sea
Strong to gale force winds combined with high tides are creating large waves along the Yorkshire coast. Overtopping waves and wind-blown spray are expected to affect coastal frontages, in particular around Scarborough this evening around high tide at 18:45. Strong winds and large waves are expected to continue throughout the weekend so please take care in coastal locations and stay away from large waves as they can be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2018 14:14
North Sea
This flood alert has been issued due to strong winds that will create overtopping and windblown spray from the North Sea this evening between 16:00 and 21:00 and on Saturday 27 October between 05:30 to 10:00. The main area of concern is Scarborough Marine & Royal Albert Drive and Spa areas. Please stay away from large waves as they can be dangerous. Winds will remain strong throughout the weekend. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Mar 2018 13:09
North Sea
This flood alert remains in force as strong easterly winds and spring high tides continue to bring a risk of wave overtopping and spray along the North Sea coast on Sunday 18th March. The particular area of concern is Scarborough Marine and Royal Albert Drive with overtopping being forecast for a short time between 19:45 and 20:15. Scarborough South Bay and exposed low lying sections of the coastline may also be at risk. Members of the public are advised to take care in these areas due to the risk of increased wave heights, windblown spray and debris during peak high water times. Conditions are forecast to improve on Monday with wind speeds easing and with a more northerly direction. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert with the latest forecast information.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2018 11:24
North Sea
This flood alert is in force as strong to gale force onshore winds will bring the risk of wave overtopping and spray along the North Sea coast during the weekend. The particular area at risk is Marine Drive and Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough between 18:30 and 19:30 on Saturday 17th March, and between 07:00 and 07:45 on Sunday 18th March. Scarborough South Bay and exposed low lying areas along the coastline may also be at risk and members of the public are advised to use caution due to the risk of increased wave heights, windblown spray and debris during high water. Further alerts may be required as high winds and wave conditions with spring tides will continue through the weekend. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert with the latest forecast information.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 12:34
North Sea
This flood alert is in force during the afternoon high tide on Friday 16th March and the morning high tide on Saturday 17th March. Strong to gale force onshore winds will bring the risk of wave overtopping and windblown spray along the North Sea coast. The particular area at risk is Marine Drive and Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough between 18:00 and 18:45 on Friday, and between 06:45 and 07:15 on Saturday. Members of the public are advised to use caution along the coastline due to the risk of increased wave heights, windblown spray and debris during high water times. Further alerts may be required over the weekend period due to unsettled weather and spring tides. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert with the latest forecast information.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 14:49
North Sea
This flood alert is in force during the morning high tide on Thursday 15th March. Strong south-easterly winds are leading to an increased risk of wave overtopping and windblown spray along the North Sea coast. The particular area at risk is Sandside in Scarborough between 04:45 and 08:30. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert with the latest forecast information.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2018 13:41
North Sea
The Flood Alert remains in place because of expected wave overtopping and wave-blown spray in and around Scarborough Marine and Royal Albert Drive, as a result of the strong easterly winds. Similar conditions as experienced along Marine and Royal Albert Drives, as well as Foreshore Road on Thursday afternoon can be expected on Friday 2nd March. Overtopping and windblown spray can be expected between 1:15pm and 8:30pm on Friday 2nd March. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2018 21:00
North Sea
The Flood Alert remains in place because of expected wave overtopping and wave-blown spray in and around Scarborough Marine and Royal Albert Drive, as a result of the strong easterly winds. Similar conditions as experienced along Marine and Royal Albert Drives, as well as Foreshore Road on Thursday afternoon can be expected on Friday 2nd March. Overtopping and windblown spray can be expected between 1:15am and 8:15am on Friday 2nd March.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2018 14:36
North Sea
The Flood Alert remains in place as a result of expected overtopping and wave-blown spray in and around Scarborough Marine and Royal Albert Drive, as a result of the strong easterly winds. Overtopping and windblown spray can be expected on Thursday 1st March between 12:30pm and 6:30pm. On Friday 2nd March, overtopping and windblown spray can be expected between 1:15am and 8:15am.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2018 15:22
North Sea
The Flood Alert has been issued as a result of expected overtopping and wave-blown spray in and around Scarborough Marine and Royal Albert Drive, as a result of the strong easterly winds. Overtopping and windblown spray can be expected on Thursday 1st March between midnight and 6:30am, and between 12:30pm and 6:30pm. On Friday 2nd March, overtopping and windblown spray can be expected between 1:30am and 7:15am.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Feb 2018 16:41
North Sea
This flood alert has been issued for this evenings high tide between 4.45pm and 6.45pm. The area of concern is Scarborough North Bay. A combination of peak astronomic tides, wave action and easterly winds means exposed low lying coastal areas are at risk around high tide. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 13:35
North Sea
This flood alert has been issued for the evening high tide on Thursday 1st February. The combination of high tides, small surge and wave action is expected to generate some overtopping of waves and windblown spray in the area around Foreshore Road in Scarborough. The particular time of concern is 15:00 to 18:45. Other low lying areas close to the coast, including beaches and promenade areas may be at risk during these periods. As we are in a period of higher tides with unsettled weather it is possible that this alert will remain in force on Friday 2nd February, and we will continue to monitor the situation and update this message with new forecast information when this becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 11:30
North Sea
This flood alert has been issued for the evening high tide on Thursday 1st February. The combination of high tides, small surge and wave action is expected to generate some overtopping of waves and windblown spray, particularly in the area around Foreshore Road in Scarborough. The particular time of concern is 15:00 to 18:15. Other low lying areas close to the coast, including beaches and promenade walkways may be at risk during these periods. As we are in a period of higher tides with unsettled weather it is possible that this alert will remain in force on Friday 2nd February, and we will continue to monitor the situation and update this message with new forecast information when this becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jan 2018 11:04
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as strong north-easterly winds are expected to create large waves and wind-blown spray along the Yorkshire coast this evening, Saturday 6th of January. The specific areas of risk in this area are Royal Albert and Marine Drives in Scarborough between 18:00 and 21:45.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 18:13
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as strong north-easterly winds are expected to create large waves and wind-blown spray along the Yorkshire coast tomorrow, Saturday 6th of January. The specific areas of risk in this area are Royal Albert and Marine Drives in Scarborough between 06:15 and 09:45 and 20:15 and 21:45.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 12:53
North Sea
This Flood Alert is in force as overtopping waves and wind-blown spray are possible along the Yorkshire North Sea Coast, this is because of strong westerly winds combined with high astronomic tide levels. Tidal levels will decrease later in the week, but the weather will remain unsettled into the weekend and so alerts may remain in force for the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 17:12
North Sea
This flood alert is in force during the morning high tide on Wednesday 3rd January. Peak spring tides coinciding with unsettled weather is leading to an increased risk of wave overtopping and spray along the North Sea coast. The particular areas at risk are Scarborough Foreshore Road between 05:00 and 06:45, and the Scarborough Spa complex between 04:30 and 07:00. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert with the latest forecast information.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2017 13:55
North Sea
This alert is in force for the high tide on Friday 8th December at 19:15. Waves and spray can be expected in the hours leading up to and following high tide affecting North and South Bays in Scarborough, with wave heights increasing into the evening. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2017 20:58
North Sea
This alert is in force for the high tides over the next few days. The high tides on Friday 8th December are at 07:00 and 19:15. Waves and spray can be expected in the hours leading up to and following these high tides affecting North and South Bays in Scarborough, with wave heights forecast to increase throughout Friday. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2017 13:25
North Sea
This alert is in force for the high tides over the next few days. The high tides are forecast on Thursday 7th December at 19:00 and Friday 8th December at 07:00 and 19:15. Waves and spray can be expected in the hours leading up to and following these high tides on the seafront, with wave heights forecast to increase throughout Thursday and Friday. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Nov 2017 10:12
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued for the high tide in the early hours on Friday morning, between 1am and 3am. Strong winds and large waves could cause overtopping and spray on Marine Drive and Royal Albert Drive. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Aug 2017 14:19
North Sea
This alert has been issued for the high tides on Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening. The area of concern is Marine Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough. Over topping waves and spray are expected in this area between 6:00am and 7:30am and 6:00pm and 7:00pm on Wednesday 9th August.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jun 2017 19:29
North Sea
The Flood Alert for North Sea Coast from Whitby to Filey is in force for Wednesday evening and Thursday morning's high tides. Wave overtopping is expected to cause localised flooding in the area around the Scarborough Spa complex and Marine Royal Albert Drive between 18:30 and 21:30 on Wednesday 28th June. Wave overtopping caused by onshore winds is also expected to affect Marine Royal Albert Drive between 08:15 and 10:30 on Thursday 29th June.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jun 2017 12:44
North Sea
The Flood Alert for North Sea Coast from Whitby to Filey is in force for Wednesday evening’s high tide. Wave overtopping is expected to cause localised flooding in the area around the Scarborough Spa complex and Marine Royal Albert Drive between 18:30 and 21:30 on Wednesday 28th June.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jun 2017 15:04
North Sea
The Flood Alert for North Sea Coast from Whitby to Filey is in force for the next two high tides. Wind and wave action is expected to cause localised flooding in the area around the Scarborough Spa complex and Marine Royal Albert Drive between 6:15 am and 9am as well as 7:15pm to 9:45 pm Wednesday 28th June.


Flood Alert issued on 8 May 2017 10:13
North Sea
This flood alert has been extended to cover the high tide on Monday afternoon. Overtopping waves and spray are expected between 15:30 and 17:00 in the area of Marine Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 7 May 2017 13:47
North Sea
This flood alert is in force for the high tide on Monday morning. Overtopping waves and spray are expected between 03:00 and 06:00 in the area of Marine Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert accordingly.