People told to ‘be prepared’ as flood alerts are issued

People in the region have been told to prepare as flooding is expected from this afternoon to tomorrow evening.

The government’s Flood Information Service has issued several alerts for most of Cornwall as well as two for Devon.

The advice from the organisation is for people in the affected areas to prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents and keep an eye on flood warnings.

Below are the alerts currently in force for Devon and Cornwall:

Land’s End to Lizard Point

“Flooding is possible over all high tides from the afternoon of Saturday 14 November, to Sunday’s afternoon tide, 15 November. Force 6 to 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3.5m are forecast to coincide with the high spring tides. This may cause spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding on low-lying land in certain coastal locations.

“Saturday afternoon’s high tide at Newlyn is 15:45, and on Sunday at 04:10 and 16:31. Times vary for other locations along the coast. Peak tide levels may be 350mm higher than published. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide Locations which may be affected include Mounts Bay. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast During Sunday, Force 8 west north westerly winds and 7m offshore waves are forecast. Tides peak on Sunday evening.”

Land’s End to Chapel Porth

“Flooding is possible over all high tides from the afternoon of Saturday 14 Nov to Monday 15 Nov early evening tide.

“Force 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3m are forecast to coincide with high spring tides. Saturday afternoon’s high tide at St Ives is 16:11 and Sunday at 04:35 and 16:54. These times vary for other locations along the coast. Peak tide levels may be 350mm higher than published. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide Locations which may be affected include St Ives, Portreath and Hayle.

“People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. During Sunday, Force 8 west north westerly winds and 6.5m offshore waves are forecast. Tides peak on Sunday evening.”

Lizard Point to Gribbin Head – excluding Truro city

Force 6 to 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 4m are forecast to coincide with high spring tides. This may cause spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding of quayside and low-lying land in certain locations. Saturday’s high tides at Falmouth are 04:00 and 16:25, and Sunday at 04:47 and 17:12. These times vary for other locations along the coast.

“Peak tide levels may be 350mm higher than published. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Locations which may be affected include St Mawes and Mevagissey People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. During Sunday, Force 8 south westerly winds and 7m offshore waves are forecast. Tides peak on Sunday evening.”

Chapel Porth to The Rumps excluding the tidal River Camel

Force 7 southwesterly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3m are forecast to coincide with high spring tides. This may cause spray, wave overtopping and minor flooding of quaysides and low-lying land in certain locations High tides at Newquay are Saturday at 16:14 and Sunday at 04:38 and 16:59. These times vary for other locations along the coast.

“Peak tide levels may be 350mm higher than published. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Locations which may be affected include Trevellas Perranporth Newquay Mawgan Porth, Porth and Polzeath. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. During Sunday, Force 8 west north westerly winds and 6.5m offshore waves are forecast. Tides peak on Sunday evening.”

Tidal River Camel excluding Wadebridge and Chapel Amble

“Force 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3m are forecast to coincide with high spring tides. This may cause spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding of quaysides and low-lying land in certain coastal locations. High tides at Padstow are Saturday afternoon at 16:27 and on Sunday at 04:49 and 17:11. These times vary for other locations along the coast.

“Peak tide levels may be 350mm higher than published. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Locations which may be affected include Padstow Sladebridge and Rock. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. During Sunday, Force 8 west north westerly winds and 6.5m offshore waves are forecast. Tides peak on Sunday evening.”

South Cornwall Coast from Gribbin Head to Rame Head

“Force 6 to 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3.5m are forecast to coincide with the high spring tides. This may cause spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding on low-lying land in certain coastal locations. Saturday afternoon’s high tide at Looe is at 16:45, and on Sunday at 05:11 and 17:32. These times vary for other locations along the coast.

“Peak tide levels may be 350mm higher than published. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Locations which may be affected include Fowey and Looe People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. During Sunday, Force 7 south westerly winds, and 4m offshore waves are forecast. Tides peak on Sunday evening.”

North Cornwall Coast from The Rumps to Hartland Point excluding Bude

“Force 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3m are forecast to coincide high spring tides of 2020. This may cause spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding of quaysides and low-lying land in certain locations. High tides at Bude are Saturday at 16:42, and on Sunday at 05:07 and 17:28. These times vary for other locations along the coast.

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“Peak tide levels may be 350mm higher than published. Locations which may be affected include Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Flexbury, Widemouth Bay, Trebarwith Strand and Boscastle. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. During Sunday, Force 8 west north westerly winds, and 6.5m offshore waves are forecast. Tides peak on Sunday evening.”

South Cornwall Coast from Rame Head to Plymouth including tidal estuaries

“Force 6 to 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3.5m are forecast to coincide with the high spring tides. This may cause spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding on low-lying land in certain coastal locations. Saturday afternoon’s high tide at Plymouth is at 16:54, and on Sunday at 05:20 and 17:41. These times vary for other locations along the coast.

“Peak tide levels may be 350mm higher than published. Locations which may be affected include Kingsand, Cawsand and Saltash. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. During Sunday, Force 7 south westerly winds and 4m offshore waves are forecast. Tides peak on Sunday evening.”

South Devon Coast from Start Point to Dawlish Warren

“High water at Teignmouth is at 05:45am, times of high water will vary along the coast. Tide levels are expected to be high, and strong force 6 south south westerly winds will result in offshore wave heights nearing 1.3m. Wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations is expected. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. The forecast high tide level at Teignmouth is 2.39 mAOD, this is 0.34 metres above astronomical tide level.”

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