Flood Warning Info - Somerset coast at Dunster Beaches, seafront and chalet area

Area Description

Coastline between The Warren and Sea Lane End including Dunster Beach Chalets.
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 14:31
Bristol Channel
High spring tides combined with a tidal surge and strong winds may lead to overtopping of sea defences. However, the forecast tide height is predicted to be lower than those reached on Wednesday evening. Forecast high water is 21:00 on 12/03/20 with a level of 7.19 mAOD and a Force 7 Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Hinkley and mAOD is height above average sea level. For more detail refer to local tide tables. There remains the risk of flooding to the most vulnerable seafront properties at these times for the coastline between The Warren and Sea Lane End including Dunster Beach Chalets. This flood warning is not expected for any future tides but a flood alert may remain in force. We have operational gangs out on site to monitor the tides and any impacts. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 12:36
Bristol Channel
High spring tides and a tidal surge may lead to overtopping of sea defences. Forecast high water is 20:15 on 11/03/20 with a level of 7.45 mAOD and a Force 5 South Westerly wind. Second forecast high water is 08:45 on 12/03/20 with a level of 7.38 mAOD and a Force 5 South Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Hinkley and mAOD is height above average sea level. For more detail refer to local tide tables. There is the possibility of flooding to vulnerable seafront properties at these times for the coastline between The Warren and Sea Lane End including Dunster Beach Chalets. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until the high tides at 21:00 on 12/03/20 at Dunster Beaches. We have operational gangs out on site to monitor the tides and any impacts. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 12:12
Bristol Channel
High spring tides and a tidal surge may lead to overtopping of sea defences. Forecast high water is 20:15 on 11/03/20 with a level of 7.45 mAOD and a Force 5 South Westerly wind. Second forecast high water is 08:45 on 12/03/20 with a level of 7.38 mAOD and a Force 5 South Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Hinkley and mAOD is height above average sea level. For more detail refer to local tide tables. There is the possibility of flooding to vulnerable seafront properties at these times for the coastline between The Warren and Sea Lane End including Dunster Beach Chalets. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until the high tides at 21:00 on 12/03/20 at Porlock Weir. We have operational gangs out on site to monitor the tides and any impacts. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Feb 2020 12:31
Bristol Channel
Though the immediate impact of the recent strong winds and spring tides steadily reduces a flood risk remains for high water on Thursday 13/02/20. High tide is 09:30 on Thursday 13/02/20 with a level of 7.3m AOD and a Force 5 Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water at Hinkley Point. Flooding may occur around an hour either side of this time along the coastline between The Warren and Sea Lane End including Dunster Beach Chalets. Exposed sea front properties may be affected as local wind strengths and direction may be very changeable. With Storm Dennis due to arrive on Saturday 15/02/20 our incident response staff are monitoring coastal conditions closely. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow Thursday 13/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Feb 2020 13:51
Bristol Channel
Recent strong winds and tidal surge have reduced in intensity but this spring tide sequence will continue to impact the North Somerset coastline until Wednesday 12/02/20. First high tide is 20:45 on Tuesday 11/02/20 with a level of 6.64m AOD and a Force 6 West North Westerly wind. Second high tide is 09:00 on Wednesday 12/02/20 with a level of 6.64m AOD and a Force 5 West South Westerly wind. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point. Flooding may occur around two hours either side of the high tide along the coastline between The Warren and Sea Lane End including Dunster Beach Chalets. Vulnerable sea front properties may be affected by conditions during these high tides as the forecast winds remain very changeable. Our incident response staff continue to monitor the local situation closely. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow Wednesday 11/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Feb 2020 13:15
Bristol Channel
Recent strong winds and tidal surge have reduced in intensity but this spring tide sequence will continue to impact the North Somerset coastline until Wednesday 12/02/20. First high tide is 20:45 on Tuesday 11/02/20 with a level of 6.64m AOD and a Force 6 West North Westerly wind. Second high tide is 09:00 on Wednesday 12/02/20 with a level of 6.64m AOD and a Force 5 West South Westerly wind. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point. Flooding may occur around two hours either side of the high tide along the coastline between The Warren and Sea Lane End including Dunster Beach Chalets. Vulnerable sea front properties may be affected by conditions during these high tides as the forecast winds remain very changeable. Our incident response staff continue to monitor the local situation closely. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, Wednesday 11/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 13:27
Bristol Channel
Strong onshore winds and tidal surge will affect the North Somerset coastline during this spring tide sequence. First high tide is 20:00 on Monday 10/02/20 with a level of 6.63 m AOD, and a Force 7 Westerly wind. Second high tide is 08:15 on 11/02/20 with a level of 6.82 m AOD, and a Force 7 West South Westerly wind. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point. Flooding may occur around two hours either side of the high tide along the coastline between The Warren and Sea Lane End including Dunster Beach Chalets. Vulnerable sea front properties may be affected by conditions during these high tides. Our incident response staff continue to monitor the local situation closely. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow 11/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 16:29
Bristol Channel
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences with sea spray as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the forecast high water is 21:00 on 30/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 7.34m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 5 west south westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley. Flooding to properties is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. There is a possibility of flooding for the coastline between The Warren and Sea Lane End including Dunster Beach Chalets. Strong onshore winds will cause tide levels to rise further. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 17:54
Bristol Channel
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences with sea spray expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the forecast high water is 20:15 on 29/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 7.16 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 west north westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point. Flooding to properties is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. Our incident response staff are checking defences. This message will be updated on Monday afternoon.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Jan 2018 19:36
Bristol Channel
Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of high water levels combined with high energy waves. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. Tides are currently rising and we will be re-issuing this flood warning which is likely to remain in force for the remainder of the week. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 06:30 on 31/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.34 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 Westerly. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 19:00 on 31/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.42 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 6 north westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Jan 2018 13:57
Bristol Channel
Spray, overtopping and or onshore flooding is predicted to occur as a result of high water levels, strong onshore winds and large waves. The first properties at risk of flooding are the Dunster Beach Chalets. Infrastructure at risk includes Sea Lane. The time and date of the forecast high water is 07:15 on 03/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 7.2 m AOD. The forecast wind strength is Force 8 to 9 and from a westerly direction. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.