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 Currently in Force

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


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.