Flood Warning Info - North Sea at Alnmouth

Area Description

Properties on Riverside Road and Garden Terrace. Also at Sawmill Cottage..
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 12 Mar 2020 12:05
North Sea
Elevated tidal levels and spray overtopping are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and surge conditions. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and property is possible between 17:30 and 18:45 today, 12/03/2020. Areas most at risk are properties on Riverside Road, Garden Terrace and Sawmill Cottage. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated before 21:00 today 12/03/2020 or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Mar 2020 11:27
North Sea
Elevated tidal levels are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and surge conditions. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and property is possible between 17:30 and 18:45 today, 12/03/2020. Areas most at risk are properties on Riverside Road, Garden Terrace and Sawmill Cottage. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated before 21:00 today 12/03/2020 or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 12:51
North Sea
High spring tides together with likely wave spray overtopping are forecast to affect coastal areas today. Tides will be at their highest between 15:30 and 16:30 this afternoon (10/02/2020). Areas most at risk are Properties on Riverside Road and Garden Terrace and Sawmill Cottage. 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. Areas most at risk are beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. Please be careful along the coast and stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning. This message will be updated by 21:00 this evening 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 21:22
North Sea
High spring tides together with a storm surge associated with storm Ciara mean high tides are forecast to affect coastal areas. Tides will be at their highest between 03:00 and 06:00 tomorrow morning (Monday 10th February). Areas most at risk are Properties on Riverside Road and Garden Terrace. Also Sawmill Cottage. Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is expected at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Areas most at risk are beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. Please be careful along the coast and stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2020 12:46
North Sea
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences as a result of high spring tides and strong winds at North Sea at Alnmouth. Tides will be at their highest between 16:30 and 19:15 today, 14/01/2020. Flooding to coastal footpaths, roads and properties is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Areas most at risk are properties on Riverside Road and Garden Terrace. Also at Sawmill Cottage. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using risk areas and take care near coastal footpaths and promenades as large waves and spray are likely. Do not drive through flood water or large waves. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 19:05
North Sea
Overtopping of roads and low-lying coastal areas is possible as a result of high spring tides. Consequently, flooding of roads and footpaths is possible between 4:00am and 7:30am on Monday, 30/09/19. Flooding is most likely at high tide (04:45), however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. The area most at risk is Alnmouth riverside road. Adverse coastal conditions are expected to continue into next week and we might reissue this Alert on Monday for further high tides. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads and coastal roads, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 12:00 on 30/09/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Dec 2017 15:07
North Sea
This warning is in place for the North Sea at Alnmouth. The North East is currently experiencing relatively high tides and for the Thursday evening high tide we will experience an approximate 0.7m surge due to the Storm Caroline low pressure system. The storm will also create significant waves Flooding is possible to Riverside Road at Alnmouth between 18:00 and 19:15 on 7/12/17. We do not envisage similar impacts on Friday 08/12/2017. We will continue to monitor the situation and reissue this warning if required. Subsequent tides into the weekend are expected to pose less risk.