Flood Alert Info - River Thames from Mapledurham to Sonning

Area Description

River Thames from Mapledurham to Sonning, including Mapledurham, Reading, Caversham, Playhatch and Sonning.
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 28 Nov 2019 08:31
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. The weather forecast is for further showers today and overnight (28/11/19). 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 this evening (28/11/19), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 17:42
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. The weather forecast is for further showers this evening, clearing into a dry night (27/11/19) with further showers forecast tomorrow (28/11/19). 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 (28/11/19), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 09:35
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 Caversham area. The weather forecast is for further heavy showers throughout the day, clearing into a dry night (27/11/19). 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 this evening (27/11/19), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 18:18
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 Caversham area. The weather forecast is for this afternoon's rainfall to clear, giving a dry evening before further isolated showers tonight (26/11/19). The forecast for tomorrow is for further unsettled weather which will bring showers throughout the day (27/11/2019). 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 (27/11/19), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 10:09
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 Caversham area. The forecast for today is for more unsettled patchy rainfall in the area (26/11/19). 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 this evening (26/11/19), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 18:49
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 Caversham area. The forecast this evening is for remaining showers to disperse and leave a dry night (25/11/19). On Tuesday morning frontal rainfall brings locally heavy rainfall to the area (26/11/19). 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 (26/11/19), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 09:19
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 Caversham area. The forecast is for heavy showers this morning which clear for the most part this afternoon. There is a possibility of further lighter spells of rain this evening (25/11/19). 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 this evening (25/11/19), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2019 18:37
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 Caversham area. The forecast is for showers Sunday evening, clearing overnight, before heavy showers in the early hours of Monday morning (25/11/2019). 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 (25/11/19), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2019 08:38
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 Caversham area. The forecast is mostly dry for today (24/11/19) with light drizzle this morning. 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 this evening (24/11/19), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 18:40
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 Caversham area. The weather forecast is for showers this evening (23/11/19), but a mostly dry night and dry start to Sunday, with the odd isolated shower possible. 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, 24/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 09:35
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 Caversham area. The weather forecast is for further showers today (23/11/19). As a result of the wet weather, river levels are expected to remain high and pose an ongoing risk of flooding to low lying land and roads. 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 in the evening, 23/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2019 18:50
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 Caversham area. The forecast is for a generally dry evening before a band of heavy rainfall passes over the area tonight (22/11/19). Further rainfall is forecast for Saturday (23/11/2019). 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, 23/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2019 09:41
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 Caversham area. Today's forecast is for further heavy rain, 22/11/19. 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 this evening, 22/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Nov 2019 20:37
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 Caversham area. Therefore, the risk of flooding remains. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. 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 10:07
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 Caversham 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 19:45
River Thames
"Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Purley and Sonning 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. We are closely monitoring the situation and 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 09:54
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Purley and Sonning 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 (20/11/19). We expect river levels to remain stable and start to fall slowly over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation and 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 Purley and Sonning 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. We are closely monitoring the situation and 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 Purley and Sonning 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. We are closely monitoring the situation and 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 19:10
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Purley and Sonning 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 10:17
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Purley and Sonning 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 Purley and Sonning 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 Purley and Sonning 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 Purley and Sonning 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 09:55
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames between Purley and Sonning 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 Purley and Sonning 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 at Caversham are high and water is expected to come out of banks in various places as a result of heavy rainfall over the past week and overnight. There are showers forecast for today, and the risk of flooding remains for the coming days and levels will increase as water moves down the river. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff will be 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 20:42
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Water levels on the River Thames at Caversham are high and water is expected to come out of banks in various places as a result of heavy rainfall over the past week and overnight. There is no more rain forecast today however the risk of flooding remains for the coming days and levels will increase as water moves down the river. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff will be 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 11:06
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Water levels on the River Thames at Caversham are high and water is expected to come out of banks in various places as a result of heavy rainfall over the past week and overnight. There is no more rain forecast today however the risk of flooding remains for the coming days and levels will increase as water moves down the river. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff will be 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 8 Apr 2018 09:58
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Thames are now falling . Rain is forecast for today, with the possibility of some heavier showers. River levels are not currently expected to rise and no further flooding of low lying roads and land 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 (08/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2018 19:23
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Thames are 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 09:50
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level on the River Thames are 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 on the River Thames remains high but has now stabilised. 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 on the River Thames remains high but has now stabilised. It is forecast to be dry today (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 20:06
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. The level on the River Thames is still high but has stabilised. 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 12:00
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Thames are continuing to rise very slowly in response to rainfall over the past few days. Thursday is forecast to be dry. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to 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 (05/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 20:20
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Thames are continuing to rise very slowly in response to rainfall over the past few days. Some light showers are possible overnight tonight, but during the day Thursday will be dry. Levels are expected to continue to rise very slowly and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected especially in the Caversham and Sonning areas. 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 13:08
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Thames are continuing to rise very slowly in response to rainfall over the past few days. Widespread showers are forecast today some of which will be heavy at times. Levels are expected to continue to rise very slowly and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected especially in the Caversham and Sonning areas. 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. Levels on the River Thames are continuing to rise very slowly in response to rainfall over the past few days. Some showers are possible overnight tonight with widespread showers and some longer periods of rain forecast on Wednesday. Levels are expected to continue to rise very slowly and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected especially in the Caversham and Sonning areas. 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. Levels on the River Thames are continuing to rise very slowly in response to rainfall over the past few days. Some light showers are possible this morning but Tuesday will be a mostly dry day. Levels are expected to continue to rise very slowly and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected especially in the Caversham and Sonning areas. 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 19:03
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Thames have been rising today in response to recent rainfall. Some further showers are possible this evening and these may turn heavy in places this evening and overnight. Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected (02/04/2018), especially in the Caversham and Sonning areas. 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.