Flood Warning Info - River Thames for Shiplake, Lower Shiplake and Wargrave

Area Description

River Thames from Shiplake to Bolney Court near Henley including Lower Shiplake and Wargrave.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 23 Feb 2020 08:23
River Thames
Property flooding is possible but no longer expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames as a result of heavy rainfall but are gradually starting to fall. Flooding of roads and farmland is still expected but as the river level continues to fall the risk of flooding of property is reducing in the Shiplake area. Further rainfall is forecast today (23/02/20) with further rainfall forecast tomorrow (24/02/20). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 23/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Feb 2020 19:08
River Thames
Property flooding is possible but no longer expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames as a result of heavy rainfall but are gradually starting fall. Flooding of roads and farmland is still expected but as the river level continues to fall the risk of flooding of property is reducing in the Shiplake area. Further rainfall is forecast tonight (22/02/2020)into Sunday with the potential to be heavy times. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 23/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Feb 2020 08:34
River Thames
Property flooding is possible but no longer expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames as a result of heavy rainfall but are gradually starting to fall. Flooding of roads and farmland is still expected but as the river level continues to fall the risk of flooding of property is reducing in the Shiplake area. Further light rainfall is forecast this evening into Sunday 23/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 22/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Feb 2020 18:48
River Thames
Property flooding is possible but no longer expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames as a result of heavy rainfall but are gradually starting to fall. Flooding of roads and farmland is still expected, but as the river level continues to fall the risk of flooding of property is reducing in the Shiplake area. The forecast is for a dry day for the rest of today, 21/02/20 with showers overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Feb 2020 08:30
River Thames
Property flooding is possible but no longer expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames as a result of heavy rainfall but are gradually starting to fall. Flooding of roads and farmland is still expected but as the river level continues to fall the risk of flooding of property is reducing in the Shiplake area. The forecast is for a dry day today 21/02/20 with showers overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 21/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2020 20:30
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames, as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected, and flooding of properties close to the river is possible 20/02/2020, especially in the Shiplake area. Highest river levels will be similar to those in July 2007. No rainfall is forecast this evening and overnight. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2020 09:00
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected and flooding of properties close to the river is possible today 20/02/2020, especially in the Shiplake area. Highest river levels will similar to those in July 2007. Further rainfall is forecast this afternoon with some initially heavy bursts, clearing overnight. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated this evening, 20/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2020 17:46
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels have risen on the River Thames as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected, and flooding of properties close to the river is possible today 19/02/2020, especially in the Shiplake area. Highest river levels will be similar to those in Feb 2009. Further rainfall is forecast this afternoon, clearing overnight. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2020 08:52
River Thames
"Property flooding is expected. River levels have risen on the River Thames as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected and flooding of properties close to the river is possible today 19/02/2020, especially in the Shiplake area. Highest river levels will similar to those in Feb 2009. Further rainfall is forecast this afternoon, clearing overnight. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated this evening, 19/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 19:35
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels have risen on the River Thames as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected, and flooding of properties close to the river is possible this evening, 18/02/2020 and into tomorrow morning 19/02/2020, especially in the Shiplake area. Highest river levels will be similar to those in Feb 2009. This evening and overnight is forecast to be mainly dry, with isolated showers. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 19/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 02:03
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels have risen on the River Thames as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected and flooding of properties close to the river is possible this morning 18/02/2020, especially in the Shiplake area. Peak levels will be lower than the flooding in Feb 2009. Today is forecast to be mainly dry with the potential for heavy rain showers this afternoon. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated this evening, 18/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2019 17:35
River Thames
"Property flooding remains possible. River levels are high on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall last week. Therefore flooding of low lying properties close to the river is still possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas. River levels have continued to fall slowly overnight into this morning 26/12/19 but will remain high over the next few days. Levels will be responsive to further rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. The forecast for this evening boxing day (26/12/19) is for isolated showers followed by a dry clear day tomorrow (27/12/19). Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 27/12/19, or as the situation changes."


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2019 10:12
River Thames
"Property flooding remains possible. River levels are high on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall last week. Therefore flooding of low lying properties close to the river is still possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas. River levels have continued to fall slowly overnight into this morning 26/12/19 but will remain high over the next few days. Levels will be responsive to further rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. The forecast for today boxing day (26/12/19) and overnight is for isolated showers followed by a dry clear day tomorrow (27/12/19). Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 26/12/19, or as the situation changes."


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2019 18:30
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall. Therefore flooding of low lying properties close to the river is still possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas. River levels have continued to fall slowly today 25/12/19 but will remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. The forecast for this evening Christmas day (25/12/19) and overnight is clear but widespread rainfall is forecast for tomorrow afternoon (26/12/19) and into the evening. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 26/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2019 11:46
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall. Therefore flooding of low lying properties close to the river is still possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas. River levels have continued to fall very slightly overnight and are expected to continue falling today, they will remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. The forecast for today Christmas day (25/12/19) is clear but further rainfall is forecast for tomorrow (26/12/19). Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 25/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2019 18:20
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall. Therefore flooding of low lying properties close to the river is still possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas. River levels have lowered very slightly today and are expected to continue with this tonight, they will remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. We are expecting dry weather tonight and tomorrow with further rain expected early Thursday morning. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2019 08:56
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall. Therefore flooding of low lying properties close to the river is still possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas. River levels have lowered very slightly overnight and are expected to continue with this today, they will remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Further rainfall showers are forecast today and clearing to leave a dry afternoon and night. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 24/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 18:16
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall. Therefore flooding of low lying properties close to the river is still possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas. We expect river levels to stabilise overnight tonight 23/12/19 but remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 24/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 09:20
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall. Therefore flooding of low lying properties close to the river is still possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas. We expect river levels to stabilise but remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated this evening, 23/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 18:08
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are forecast to continue to rise slowly on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall. Therefore flooding of low lying properties close to the river is still possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (23/12/19), or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 08:28
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are forecast to continue to rise on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall. Therefore flooding of low lying areas and properties is possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated this evening 22/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 18:58
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are forecast to continue to rise on the River Thames as a result of sustained heavy rainfall. Therefore flooding of low lying areas and properties is possible, especially in the Bolney Road and Basmore Lane areas, from overnight tonight (21/12/19) onwards. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (22/12/19).


Flood Warning issued on 4 Apr 2018 20:24
River Thames
The River Thames remains high in response to recent rainfall, however property flooding is no longer expected. The majority of rainfall has now cleared with dry weather forecast for tomorrow. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, please refer to River Levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (05/04/18).


Flood Warning issued on 4 Apr 2018 12:18
River Thames
The River Thames has been rising steadily throughout the morning in response to recent rainfall. Levels will continue to rise and there is the potential for property flooding. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, please refer to River Levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (04/04/2018).


Flood Warning issued on 4 Apr 2018 04:02
River Thames
The River Thames has been rising steadily through the early morning in response to recent rainfall. Levels will continue to rise and there is the potential for property flooding this morning (04/04/2018) onwards. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, please refer to river Levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning if not before.