Flood Alert Info - Lower Bristol Avon Area

Area Description

Lower River Avon, River Boyd, By and Brislington Brooks and tributaries.
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 1 Mar 2020 10:53
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels are currently falling at Bathford river gauge however with further rainfall forecast tonight we expect levels to begin to rise again in the early hours of Monday morning. This Flood Alert will remain in effect. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue Flood Warnings as required. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow, Monday 02/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 17:09
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels have risen at the Bathford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight associated with Storm Jorge. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this evening, Saturday 29/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 21:02
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels are slowly falling at the Bathford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight associated with Storm Dennis. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated Tuesday morning 18/02/20, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 11:36
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Bathford river gauge as a result of persistent and heavy rainfall which passed through the area over the weekend as part of storm Dennis. Flooding continues. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 17:10
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels have risen at the Bathford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend associated with Storm Dennis. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Further isolated rainfall showers forecast over the next 8 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Monday 17/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 12:28
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels have risen at the Bathford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight associated with Storm Dennis. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this evening, Sunday 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 11:59
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels are high but steady at the Bathford river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Further showery rainfall, heavy at times, is forecast for today Thursday 16th January. River levels have peaked and will remain steady, with no further rise forecasted. We are closely monitoring the situation and checking flood gates. Please contact your insurance company if you've been flooded and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 20:17
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels are falling but remain high at the Bathford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight on Tuesday the 14th. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Flood water could be deep and fast flowing, and therefore pose a risk to life. Further showery rainfall, heavy at times, is forecast for the afternoon of Thursday 16th. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 14:46
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels have risen at the Bathford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight on Tuesday the 14th. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Flood water could be deep and fast flowing, and therefore pose a risk to life. Wednesday the 15th remains largely dry. Further showery rainfall, heavy at times, is forecast for the afternoon of Thursday 16th. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this evening, 15/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 21:30
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels have risen at the West Kington river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. River levels can rise very quickly in response to further rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Wednesday 15/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 19:28
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels peaked at 5:00pm at the Bathford river gauge on Saturday, 21/12/19. Although levels are now falling they are forecast to rise again as a result of the showers seen through Saturday afternoon and evening, but to a lower peak than already seen. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland continues to be possible throughout Saturday night and in to Sunday, 22/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. The weather is largely improving through Sunday, 22/12/19, with some scattered showers forecast. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 10:12
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels have risen at the Bathford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight on Friday 20th December. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible throughout most of today, 21/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Further showers are forecast on the afternoon of Saturday the 21st and into the evening. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this evening, 21/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 21:27
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels have risen at the Bathford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall throughout Thursday the 19th of December. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Flood water could be deep and fast flowing, and therefore pose a risk to life. Further light rainfall is forecast overnight on Thursday 19th and into Friday 20th of December. River levels have begun to rise again Thursday evening but are forecast to peak in the early hours of Friday 20th of December. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 12:57
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels have risen at the Bathford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Flood water could be deep and fast flowing, and therefore pose a risk to life. Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to drop slightly Thursday afternoon, then rise again Thursday evening and into Friday 20th December. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this evening, 19/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 17:43
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Bathford river gauge as a result of heavy and persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 18:00 this evening and 08:00 tomorrow, 19/12/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land at Hanham Lock and the floodplain upstream of Bath. Flooding of properties is not currently forecast but we will continue to monitor the situation and issue further messages as required. Further heavy showers are forecast over Thursday and Friday. We expect river levels to remain high until the weekend. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 19/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 10:16
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
Between 10 to 20 millimetres of rainfall has fallen over the area during the night. Some rivers rose in response to the rainfall and are rising steadily but are expected to peak later today. Further showers are forecast throughout Monday but with smaller amounts of rainfall than yesterday. It is not certain we will issue any flood warnings but we are monitoring the river levels and will keep our information up to date.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 12:31
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
The majority of Sunday will be dry until later on in the afternoon. A band of heavy and persistent rain will move across the area overnight Sunday and into Monday. The most intense rainfall will be between 23:00 and 09:00. River levels are generally stable however, as the rain passes through, this will lead to a rise in all river levels in the area therefore we are issuing all the Flood Alerts for the Bristol Avon area. There is an outside possibility of a couple of flood warnings being issued overnight but due to the uncertainty, we will not know the exact location of these until the rain passes through. We will be carrying out routine checks around the Bristol Avon area to ensure that the additional water will be able to travel through the system as expected. This message will be updated again Monday morning once the latest weather forecasts and models have been run and assessed.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 18:25
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
There has been persistent rain across the catchment which has caused river levels to rise, however the rain is now clearing out of the area. River levels on the River Avon at Bathford, River Avon at Saltford, River Boyd at Wick, Broadmead Brook at West Kington and Brislington Brook at Brislington are rising and expected to peak over night Sunday into Monday. No Flood Warnings are currently forecast to be issued in this Flood Alert area but we will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 22:31
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
Up to 12mm of rainfall is forecast between 6 pm on 02/01/2018 and midnight on 03/01/2018. In addition high tides are forecast on 03/01/2018 at 7:45am at Avonmouth with the levels peaking upstream sometime afterwards. As a precaution it may be advisable to consider putting in place property level resilience products. We will continue to monitor the weather forecast and provide updates as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 15:05
Bristol River Avon, River Boyd, By Brook, Brislington Brook
Up to 12mm of rainfall is forecast between 6 pm on 02/01/20178and midnight on 03/01/2018. In addition high tides are forecast on 03/01/2018 at 7:45 am. As a precaution it may be advisable to consider putting in place property level resilience products. We will continue to monitor the weather forecast and provide updates as the situation changes.