Flood Warning Info - Somerset coast at Minehead, seafront properties

Area Description

Coastline between Quay West and The Warren including seafront properties on Culvercliffe Court, Quay West and Quay Street.
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 12 Mar 2020 12:26
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 details refer to local tide tables. There is the possibility of flooding to vulnerable seafront properties at these times for the coastline between Quay West and The Warren including seafront properties on Culvercliffe Court, Quay West and Quay Street. We have operational gangs on the ground 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 12:51
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. 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 for the coastline between Quay West and The Warren including seafront properties on Culvercliffe Court, Quay West and Quay Street. 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 14:53
Bristol Channel
Though the impact of the recent strong winds and spring tides is steadily reducing, flood risk remains for high water on Thursday 13/02/20. The high tide time is 09:30, with a forecast level of 7.3m AOD and a Force 5 Westerly wind. The tide time is local and refers to the high water at Hinkley Point. Flooding may occur about an hour either side of this time along the coastline between Quay West and The Warren including seafront properties on Culvercliffe Court, Quay West and Quay Street. Exposed sea front properties may be affected by changeable wind strength and direction. There is also a risk of beach shingle being thrown up onto the road alongside these properties. Please take care on beachside roads and paths. 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 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 Quay West and The Warren including seafront properties on Culvercliffe Court, Quay West and Quay Street. 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 17:52
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 14:25
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 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. The first properties at flood risk include those on Quay Street and Quay West.