Wear Estuary

Warning no longer in force

The risk of flooding from the Wear Estuary has now reduced. Winds have eased and the wind direction has changed, which means we are no longer expecting large amounts of spray and overtopping waves. There may still be standing water and debris along promenades and behind walls in some locations. No further flooding to coastal areas is expected. For a 5 day flood risk forecast please see the GOV.UK website or for a weather forecast see the Met Office website.

This information last updated 8:00pm, Sunday 18th March.

Flood Warning Area Details

The Wear Estuary from Lamb Bridge at Chester-le-street to the North Sea Coast

Region: North East

Counties covered: Tyne & Wear

Watercourses covered: River Wear

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Wear Estuary.

Icons on the map show nearby level monitoring stations. They are not necessarily related to this particular flood warning area.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Wear Estuary from Fatfield to Queen Alexandra Bridge
Properties at, Fatfield, Cox Green, South Hylton and Pallion.

No current or recent warnings.

Wear Estuary at Sunderland low street
Properties at Wylam Warfe, Low Street

No current or recent warnings.

Moors Burn at Sedgeletch and Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring
Properties and low lying land around Sedgeletch Road, Cedar Terrace, Osman Terrace, Sewage Works at Sedgeletch and The Grove at Rainton Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

Tyne and Wear Coast
The North Sea from St Mary's Lighthouse to Crimdon Park, North Hartlepool

Recent warnings no longer in force.

North Sea at Roker, Sunderland
Properties including, the Amusement Arcades and Smugglers Pub

No current or recent warnings.

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