Flood Warnings, help and advice
Flood Warning information is provided by the Meteorological Office at Ronaldsway Airport.
Weather and sea conditions around the Island are continuously monitored by a network of weather stations and tide gauges operated by the Department of Infrastructure. Forecasters at Ronaldsway use weather forecast information together with tidal predictions and storm surge forecasts to monitor the risk of flooding 24 hours per day, 365/6 days per year.. The flood warning status for the Island is updated when necessary and communicated to the Department's Duty Officers, the Island's Emergency Services and to the community by various means.
This website shows a map indicating the level of flood warning in operation for various parts of the Island (with an explanation of the warning status and advice on what to do if you think you or your property might be at risk). There is also a recorded telephone message service.
Isle of Man Floodline 686100 - a recorded message continuously available by telephoning 686100 (calls charged at local rate) which provides the current flood warning status for the Island and more detailed information about any flooding expected. The message is updated as required by the duty Forecaster at Ronaldsway.
You can also sign up to receive flood warning updates by RSS
Subscribe to RSS updates for flood warnings. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format which can be used by your browser or news reader software to notify you about any changes to the flood warning status for the Isle of Man.
The Department of Infrastructure provides these information services to anyone concerned about flooding but cannot be responsible for technical or other problems which may interrupt or prevent the distribution of warnings.
Sources of Useful Information
- Recorded Weather Forecast for the Island 0900 6243 300 *
- Recorded Weather Forecast for the North Irish Sea 0900 6243 322 *
- WeatherMann - Speak to the Forecaster at Ronaldsway Met Office 0900 6243 200 *
* Manx Telecom premium telephone lines are charged at 48p per minute at all times. Although the length of messages will vary, the average duration of calls to the weather information lines is less than 2 minutes and the maximum length of any message is 3 minutes.
- Manx Radio – Weather Forecasts follow News Bulletins at 6am, 7am, 8am, 9am, Midday, 1pm, 5pm and 11pm with short weather summaries and traffic information at other times during the day. Frequencies are 89.0, 97.2 and 103.7 MHz FM and 1368 KHz AM. Forecasts are also on the Manx Radio website at www.manxradio.com
- Radio 3FM (104-106 MHz) and Energy FM (91.2-105.2 MHz)
- Weather forecasts are available from the Government website Information Centre at http://www.gov.im/infocentre/weather.aspx
- Weather forecasts are also available on the Manx Telecom website www.manx.net
- British Isles weather forecasts, with satellite and rainfall radar images, are available on the UK Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk
- Police Headquarters 631212
- Department of Infrastructure Emergency Line 672000
If you are in danger, or you see someone else in danger, dial 999
Other general information about how to prepare for and clear up after flooding is available from the UK Environment Agency at www.environment-agency.gov.uk