Flood Warning Info - Somerset coast at Porlock Weir

Area Description

Coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir.
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

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 25 Aug 2020 19:15
Bristol Channel
Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences at Porlock Weir with sea spray expected as a result of strong winds. Forecast high water is 00:15 on 25/08/20 with a level of 4.79 mAOD and a Force 8 to 9 westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point, mAOD is height above average sea level for more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding to roads, farmland and properties is possible at these times, conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. We are closely monitoring the situation. Be careful along beaches, coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow, 26/08/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Mar 2020 12:21
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. Second forecast high water is 09:15 on 13/03/20 with a level of 6.85 mAOD and a Force 5 Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Hinkley and mAOD is height above average sea level. There remains the risk of flooding to vulnerable seafront properties at these times for the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point. This includes properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. 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 12:08
Bristol Channel
High spring tides 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 Gore Point and Hurlstone Point. This includes properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. 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 10 Mar 2020 12:44
Bristol Channel
Waves may overtop sea defences at Porlock as a result of rising spring high tides. First forecast high water is 19:30 on 10/03/20 with a level of 6.86 m AOD and a Force 5 Westerly wind. Second forecast high water is 08:00 on 11/03/20 with a level of 7.16 m AOD and Force 4 South Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point and mAOD is height above average sea level. For more detail refer to local tide tables. There is a possibility of flooding for the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. Conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide and expected to continue until after the high tides at 22:15 on 14/03/20 at Porlock. Be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated Wednesday, 11/03/20.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Feb 2020 12:25
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 the this time between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties and businesses on the lockside, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at at Porlock Weir. 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 13:48
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. All times are local and refer to the high water at Hinkley Point. Flooding may occur around two hours either side of the high tide between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties and businesses on the lockside, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties at Porlock Weir. Vulnerable sea front properties could be impacted at high tide as forecast winds are very changeable. Our incident response staff are monitoring the local situation closely. Stay aware in case a further warning is issued. This message will be updated tomorrow 11/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Feb 2020 13:11
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. All times are local and refer to the high water at Hinkley Point. Flooding may occur around two hours either side of the high tide between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties and businesses on the lockside, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties at Porlock Weir. Vulnerable sea front properties could be impacted at high tide as forecast winds are very changeable. Our incident response staff are monitoring the local situation closely. Stay aware in case a further warning is issued. This message will be updated tomorrow 11/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 12:52
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 6.63m AOD and a Force 7 Westerly wind. Second high tide is 08:15 on Tuesday 11/02/20 with a level of 6.82m 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 for the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. Vulnerable sea front properties may be affected by conditions during these high tides. Our incident response staff continue 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 9 Feb 2020 13:14
Bristol Channel
Storm Ciara will bring strong onshore winds and a tidal surge during this spring tide sequence. First high tide is 19:00 on 09/02/20 with a level of 6.7m AOD and a Force 7 West South Westerly wind. Second high tide is 07:30 on 10/02/20 with a level of 6.67m AOD and a Force 6 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 for the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. Vulnerable sea front properties may be affected by conditions during these high tides. Our incident response staff continue monitor the storm surge and local situations closely. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow afternoon, 10/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Nov 2019 20:00
Bristol Channel
A large tidal surge is forecast to combine with the high tide on Wednesday morning. Forecast high water is 06:45 on 27/11/2019, and the forecast tide level is 6.89 m AOD. The forecast wind is Force 4 east south easterly. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point. Flooding to roads, farmland and property is forecast at these times, and conditions may apply several hours either side of the high tide. We expect flooding to affect the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Field Teams will be carrying out tide watches at coastal locations. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning, 27/11/2019, 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 first 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. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 09:15 on 01/10/2019. The forecast tide level is 7.06m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 4 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. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 17:48
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 first 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. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 08:45 on 30/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 7.02 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 4 south 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 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 28 Sep 2019 17:02
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 08:00 on 29/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 7.06 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 5 southerly. 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. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. Our incident response staff are checking defences. This message will be updated on Sunday afternoon.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Sep 2019 16:31
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 08:00 on 29/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 7.06 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 5 southerly. 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/roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. Our incident response staff are checking defences. This message will be updated on Sunday afternoon.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Sep 2019 12:35
Bristol Channel
Spring tides are forecast to peak this evening. The time and date of the forecast high water is 21:15 on 01/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 6.98 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 4 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, roads and farmland is expected at this time and conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We expect flooding to affect the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. We are monitoring the situation closely and have teams out checking defences and conditions on the ground. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 02/09/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Sep 2019 12:01
Bristol Channel
Spring tides are forecast to peak this evening. The time and date of the forecast high water is 21:15 on 01/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 6.98 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 4 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, roads and farmland is expected at this time and conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding this evening for the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir. We are monitoring the situation closely and have teams out checking defences and conditions on the ground. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 02/09/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Mar 2018 17:11
Bristol Channel
Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. The time and date of the forecast high water is 08:15 on 04/03/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.96 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 3 south easterly. 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 30 Jan 2018 19:28
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 3 Jan 2018 14:07
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 Anchor Hotel, Quayside Cottages and Gibraltar Cottages. Infrastructure at risk includes the B3225, the Harbour Master office and Harbour Stores. The time and date of the forecast high water is 08:15 on 04/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 7.03 m AOD. The forecast wind strength is Force 6 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. This is currently forecast to be the last flood warning within this series of high (spring) tides.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Jan 2018 13:53
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 Anchor Hotel, Quayside Cottages and Gibraltar Cottages. Infrastructure at risk includes the B3225, the Harbour Master office and Harbour Stores. 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. Given coastal conditions this flood warning is likely to be re-issued for Thursday evening’s tide.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Jan 2018 11:06
Bristol Channel
The time and date of the forecast high water is 18:15 on 01/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.2 m AOD. But the forecast wind strength is Force 7 West North-westerly direction. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, including where these strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. 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. Tuesday’s tides are not forecast to reach flood warning level but please note that future tides this week will reach flood alert and warning levels.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Dec 2017 20:40
Bristol Channel
Spray overtopping and onshore flooding may occur around high water tomorrow morning, Sunday 10/12/2017 as a result of severe gale force winds are forecast to affect the North Somerset coast. The time and date of the forecast high water is 11:15 on 10/12/2017. The forecast tide level is 4.65 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 9 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.


Flood Warning issued on 6 Dec 2017 18:36
Bristol Channel
Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of high water levels combined with high energy waves. The time and date of the forecast high water is 09:00 on 07/12/2017. The forecast tide level is 6.28 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.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Sep 2017 13:55
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. High tide levels may prevent rivers from flowing to the sea and cause rivers to rise. The time and date of the forecast high water is 00:00 midnight on Tuesday 12/09/2017. The forecast tide level is 5.28 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 9 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 10 Sep 2017 11:40
Bristol Channel
Strong winds will cause tide levels to rise further. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. High tide levels may prevent rivers from flowing to the sea and cause rivers to rise. The time and date of the forecast high water is 22:15 on 10/09/2017. The forecast tide level is 6.24 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 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 Point.