Flood Warning Info - Somerset coast at Dunster Beaches, Lower Marsh area

Area Description

Lower Marsh area including The Old Manor and Lower Marsh Farm.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 13:13
Bristol Channel
High spring tides and a tidal surge may lead to overtopping of sea defences. The forecast high water is 20:15 on 11/03/20 with a level of 7.45 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 details refer to local tide tables. There is the possibility of flooding to vulnerable seafront properties at these times in the Lower Marsh area including The Old Manor and Lower Marsh Farm area and access along Station Road. We are closely monitoring the situation and 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 29 Sep 2019 17:55
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 2 Jan 2018 14:29
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 and Station Road. 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.