Flood Alert Info - River Thames from Pangbourne to Purley

Area Description

River Thames from Pangbourne to Purley including Pangbourne, Whitchurch and Purley.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 21 Nov 2019 20:36
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high but steady on the River Thames as a result of a period of sustained rainfall, particularly in the Whitchurch area. Therefore, the risk of flooding is reducing but still poses a risk to low lying land and roads. Tonight's forecast is for further rain, with more showers through to Friday evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Nov 2019 10:06
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high but steady on the River Thames as a result of a period of sustained rainfall, particularly in the Whitchurch area. Therefore, the risk of flooding remains. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. No further rainfall is forecast until later this evening. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 21/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Nov 2019 19:44
River Thames
"Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of rainfall over the last week and high river levels upstream. Therefore, flooding of low lying road and farmland is expected to continue. The forecast is mostly dry tonight and during the day tomorrow (21/11/19). We expect river levels to remain stable and start to fall slowly over the coming days. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/11/2019, or as the situation changes."


Flood Alert issued on 20 Nov 2019 09:52
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of rainfall over the last week and high river levels upstream. Therefore, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is expected to continue. The forecast is mostly dry today (20/11/19). We expect river levels to remain stable and start to fall slowly over the coming days. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 20/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Nov 2019 20:33
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of rainfall over the last week and high river levels upstream. Therefore, flooding of low lying road and farmland is expected to continue. The forecast is mostly dry overnight and tomorrow (20/11/19). We expect river levels to remain stable and start to fall slowly over the coming days. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Nov 2019 10:03
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of rainfall over the last week and high river levels upstream. Therefore, flooding of low lying road and farmland is expected to continue. The forecast is mostly dry today. We expect river levels to remain stable and start to fall slowly over the coming days. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 19/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2019 19:06
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of rainfall over the last week and high river levels upstream. Therefore, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is expected to continue. The forecast is mostly dry tonight (18/11/19) and tomorrow. We expect river levels to continue to rise slowly. 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 refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 19/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2019 10:13
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of rainfall over the last week and high river levels upstream. Therefore, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is expected to continue. The forecast is for a dry day today and overnight (18/11/19). We expect river levels to continue to rise slowly. 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 refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 18/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Nov 2019 18:46
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of a period of sustained rainfall and high river levels upstream. Therefore, flooding of low lying road and farmland is expected to continue. Further light rainfall is forecast overnight with a mostly dry day tomorrow. We expect river levels to continue to rise slowly. 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 refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Nov 2019 09:49
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of a period of sustained rainfall and high river levels upstream. Therefore, flooding of low lying road and farmland is expected to continue. The forecast is mostly dry today. We expect river levels to continue to rise slowly. 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 refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 17/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2019 20:16
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of a period of sustained rainfall. Therefore, flooding of low lying road and farmland is expected to continue. The forecast is mostly dry for tonight (16/11/19) and tomorrow. We expect river levels to continue to rise slowly. 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 refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2019 09:56
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of a period of sustained rainfall. Therefore, flooding of low lying road and farmland is expected to continue. We are expecting a mostly dry day today (16/11/2019). We expect river levels to continue to rise slowly. 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 refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 16/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 19:48
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Pangbourne and Purley as a result of a period of sustained rainfall. Therefore, flooding of low lying road and farmland is expected to continue. Further rainfall is forecast for this evening, but tomorrow (16/11/19) will be mainly dry. We expect river levels to continue to rise slowly. 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 refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 10:50
River Thames
"Property flooding is not currently expected. Water levels on the River Thames from Pangbourne to Purley are high and water is out of banks in various places as a result of heavy rainfall over the past week and overnight. There are a few showers forecast today, and the risk of flooding remains as water moves through the river systems. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff have been in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, especially along the River Thames towpaths. This message will be updated this evening, 15/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 20:43
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Water levels on the River Thames from Pangbourne to Purley are high and water is out of banks in various places as a result of heavy rainfall over the past week and overnight. There is no further rainfall forecast tonight with a few showers tomorrow, but the risk of flooding remains as water moves through the river systems. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff have been in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, especially along the River Thames towpaths. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 10:42
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Water levels on the River Thames from Pangbourne to Purley are high and water is out of banks in various places as a result of heavy rainfall over the past week and overnight. The rainfall forecast is for us to see further rain this morning which will clear away later in the day, therefore the risk of flooding remains for the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff have been in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, especially along the River Thames towpaths. This message will be updated this evening, 14/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 19:26
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high and slowly rising on the River Thames as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads and farmland is expected. Further heavy rainfall is forecast overnight and tomorrow morning (14/11/2019). We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been in the area clearing trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, especially along the River Thames towpaths. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 10:12
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Thames between Pangbourne and Purley are rising slowly as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads, farmland and low lying areas is possible. Further rainfall is forecast on Thursday 14/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening 13/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2019 17:01
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Thames between Pangbourne and Purley are rising slowly as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads, farmland and low lying areas is possible. Further rainfall is forecast on Thursday 14/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 13/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Apr 2018 09:58
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames is now falling. Rain is forecast for today, with the possibility of some heavier showers. River levels are not currently expected to rise but current flooding of low lying roads and land will continue. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (08/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2018 19:23
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames is now falling slowly. It is forecast to be dry for the remainder of today (Saturday) with heavy showers possible from the early hours of Sunday morning. River levels are not currently expected to rise but current flooding of low lying roads and land will continue. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (08/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2018 09:51
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames is now falling slowly. It is forecast to be mainly dry today (Saturday) with rain possible overnight. River levels are not currently expected to rise but current flooding of low lying roads and land will continue. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (07/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 19:35
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames remains high but is currently stable in the Whitchurch and Mapledurham areas. It is forecast to be mainly dry overnight, with the potential for heavy showers on Saturday morning. River levels are not currently expected to rise but current flooding of low lying roads and land will continue. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (07/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 11:45
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames remains high but is currently stable in the Whitchurch and Mapledurham areas. It is forecast to be dry overnight, and into Friday. River levels are not currently expected to rise but current flooding of low lying roads and land will continue. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (06/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 19:50
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames remains high but is currently stable in the Whitchurch and Mapledurham areas. It is forecast to be dry overnight, and into Friday. River levels are not currently expected to rise but current flooding of low lying roads and land will continue. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (06/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 11:57
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames remains high but is currently stable in the Whitchurch and Mapledurham areas. Thursday is forecast to be dry. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue for several days. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (05/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 20:17
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames remains very high but is currently stable in the Whitchurch and Mapledurham areas. Some light showers are possible overnight tonight, but during the day Thursday will be dry. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue for several days at least. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (05/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 13:05
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames remains very high but is currently stable in the Whitchurch and Mapledurham areas. Widespread showers are forecast today, some of which will be heavy at times. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue for several days at least. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (04/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 18:08
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames is currently stable in the Whitchurch and Mapledurham areas. Some showers are possible overnight tonight with widespread showers and some longer periods of rain forecast on Wednesday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue and the river may rise further overnight but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (04/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 11:18
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level of the River Thames is currently stable in the Whitchurch and Mapledurham areas. Some light showers are possible this morning but Tuesday will be a mostly dry day. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue and the river may rise further overnight but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (03/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 20:11
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The River Thames is now stable or rising slowly in the Whitchurch and Mapledurham areas. Some further showers are possible this evening and these may turn heavy in places overnight. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue and the river may rise further overnight but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (03/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 10:42
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The River Thames is rising slowly in the Whitchurch area. Some light rain is expected this morning with further showers also possible this afternoon. These showers may turn heavy in places this evening and overnight. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue and the river may rise further on Monday but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this afternoon (02/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 19:42
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The River Thames remains stable in the Whitchurch area. Persistent rain is expected overnight tonight, with further showers and light rain possible on Monday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue and the river may rise further on Monday but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (02/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 10:43
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Thames is stable in the Whitchurch area. Sunday is forecast to be a mostly dry day with further rainfall overnight into Monday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue and the river may rise further on Monday but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 19:49
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Thames have been rising steadily throughout the day in response to recent rainfall. Any rainfall is now clearing to the east and it should be a largely dry night and into tomorrow morning (01/04/18). However, levels on the Thames are still responding to levels on its tributaries. Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible tonight, especially in the Pangbourne area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of tomorrow morning if not before.