Praa Sands, Porthleven, Portreath, and St. Ives are still reported to be under flood warnings on Monday, September 30. An update will be given by the Government’s flood information service at around 10 am on the same day. High tides are expected to rise on Monday night to 6m in Porthleven and 7.8m in Portreath. Trefusis Road in Flushing, Commercial Road in Penryn, the A390 at Tresillian, and the A39 at Perranarworthal are also at high risk of becoming flooded by the tides.
Other places with a warning on the south coast are from Land’s End to Lizard Point, while the north coast is from Land’s End to Bude.
A flood warning is more alarming than a flood alert because of its indication that flooding is anticipated and immediate action is needed.
Warning announcements in the south coast detail that high tides would vary from 6.44 pm in Newlyn and 7.54 pm at Plymouth and would be 250mm higher than forecasted levels. Tide levels would be 200mm higher than that of Sunday night’s, so citizens near the coast are warned of large waves and sprays. Localized standing water is expected.
Similar warning announcements on the north coast were broadcasted, with tide levels being 150mm higher than forecasted and 150mm higher than that of Sunday night’s. High tides were also expected to vary from 6.44 pm in Newlyn and 8.06 pm in Ilfracombe.
Locations primarily at risk were Mouseland, Praa Sands, Porthleven, Portreath, and St. Ives. Citizens are advised to stay cautious of the possible incoming flood. However, other places near the coast must remain vigilant of possible flooding despite not being tagged with flood warnings. Emergency plans must be set in place in case severe flooding happens today.
More information regarding flood warnings and alerts may be accessed here: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings