Flood Alert Info - River Tove in Northamptonshire

Area Description

River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 16:14
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. The River Tove is currently falling. The forecast is dry for today with scattered showers on Wednesday. The catchment is now saturated so we expect river levels to rise steadily in response to any further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Please take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 09:51
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. The River Tove is currently falling. The forecast is dry for today with scattered showers on Wednesday. The catchment is now saturated so we expect river levels to rise steadily in response to any further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Please take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 17:35
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for light rain over the next 24 hours. We are expecting to see standing water in floodplain areas. Riverside footpaths may also be flooded. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 09:44
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy rainfall currently affecting the area. This means that the River Tove, including Silverstone Brook, is rising. The forecast is for further light rain this morning. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 16:06
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the past few days. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for heavy rainfall in the early hours of Monday morning which may be intense. Totals could reach 20 mm at some locations. We are expecting river levels to rise quickly in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further heightened river levels/flood risk. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 08:45
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the past few days. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for heavy rainfall in the early hours of Monday morning which may be intense. Totals could reach 20 mm at some locations. We are expecting river levels to rise quickly in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further heightened river levels/flood risk. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 16:51
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. The River Tove river level is currently falling. The forecast is for patchy showers over the next 36 hours. We expect river levels to rise steadily in response to any further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 09:56
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for further light rain over the next 24 hours. River levels are currently falling but will rise steadily in response to any further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 21:57
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy rainfall currently affecting the area. This means that the River Tove is rising. The forecast is for heavy rain which may be intense, but will pass quickly. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 08:46
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours over Northamptonshire. This means that the Tove reacted to the rain and started to rise through Sunday 21st January. River levels are now falling but will remain high throughout the day. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 20:31
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy rainfall currently affecting this area. This means that the River Tove is reacting to the rain and is expected to continue to rise over the next few hours. The forecast is for no further rain overnight and into tomorrow. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 10:27
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced on Tuesday 26th December and Wednesday 27th December over the Great Ouse Catchment. This means that the river levels in the River Great Ouse remain high. The forecast is for patchy showers today and over the weekend. We are expecting river levels to remain high over the weekend. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 16:16
River Tove
This message has been issued as an update to the flood alert currently in force for the River Tove. The forecast is for drier weather conditions this evening though we are expecting further rainfall tomorrow morning, Friday 29th December. We expect the river to remain high throughout this evening and tomorrow though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are continuing to monitor river levels. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 09:37
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 36 hours. The forecast is for drier weather conditions today though we are expecting further rainfall tomorrow morning, Friday 29th December. We expect the river to remain high throughout today and tomorrow though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 15:42
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. Rivers have reacted to this rainfall and levels currently remain high. The forecast is for further light rain this afternoon though we are expecting drier conditions to follow tomorrow, Thursday 28th December. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. We expect the river to remain high throughout today though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 05:18
River Tove
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain overnight. This means that the River Tove is reacting to the rain and is expected to continue to rise today. Locations most at risk are River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove including Silverstone Brook. There may be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the river to remain high throughout the day though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or earlier if the situation changes.