NRW urges caution ahead of Storm Eunice

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is urging people near the Welsh coast to be vigilant as strong winds caused by Storm Eunice and high tides could lead to possible flooding on Friday.

At the moment there is still some uncertainty about the extent of the possible impacts from the storm, but they could be significant and there is the potential for many flood warnings to be issued, across all coastal areas,

Ross Akers, Duty Tactical Manager for NRW, said:

“The forecasted high winds could cause a storm surge and large waves which could lead to the overtopping of flood defences along the coast.
“We are monitoring the situation very closely, but we are concerned that if the forecast does materialise, then we are likely to see significant flooding impacts in many places along our coastal areas. 
“Wind speeds could also result in damage in many areas.  We are urging caution, and for everyone to keep a close eye on the weather forecasts and check the NRW website for the latest flood warnings.
“If you live near to, or are visiting a coastal area, please take extra care and keep a safe distance from coastal paths and promenades as large waves can sweep you off your feet or you can be hit by debris.”

People can register for free flood warnings for coastal and main river flooding either by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188 24 hours a day or by visiting

Flood alerts and flood warnings are updated on the NRW website every 15 minutes.

There are practical steps that you can take to prepare for flooding on the NRW website: