Flood Alert Info - Upper River Great Ouse in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Area Description

Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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

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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

Important information
Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 15:45
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. The Upper Great Ouse 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 the Upper Great Ouse. 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 11:08
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. River levels on the Upper Great Ouse are 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 Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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 17:22
River Great Ouse
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 Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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 11:51
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 12 hours in upper Great Ouse catchment. The River Great Ouse in Northants, Oxfordshire and Bucks is currently rising. The forecast is for further light rain this afternoon. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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 31 Mar 2018 08:21
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours in the upper Great Ouse catchment. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for further light rain today and over the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to rise steadily in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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 13 Mar 2018 08:19
River Great Ouse
River levels in the River Ouse and nearby channels remain high in response to recent heavy rainfall. The forecast does not show any significant rainfall over the next 24 hours. River levels are expected to slowly drop throughout Tuesday. The Environment Agency is monitoring river levels and forecasts and will update this message as the situation changes. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury Brook. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 17:21
River Great Ouse
River levels in the River Ouse and nearby channels remain high in response to recent heavy rainfall. The forecast is for some further rain throughout Monday afternoon and evening. Levels are likely to remain high and potentially rise further in this area. The Environment Agency is monitoring river levels and forecasts and will update this message as the situation changes. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury Brook. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 07:09
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the rainfall overnight from Sunday into Monday. This has meant that the River Ouse and nearby channels have risen in response. The forecast is for some further rain over the next 24 hours, although exact locations of this rainfall are unknown. Levels could rise again in this area and the Environment Agency is monitoring river levels and forecasts and will update this message as the situation changes. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury Brook. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 19:45
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high in response to Friday night’s rainfall. There is the potential for further rain on Sunday morning and levels may rise in response but at this time property flooding is not expected. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring water levels and the forecast and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 15:17
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to rainfall overnight Friday and into this morning causing river levels in the area to respond. The forecast is for some possible light rain during the day today, and levels may rise in response but at this time property flooding is not expected. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring water levels and the forecast and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2018 16:23
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy showers currently affecting the area. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for further rainfall tonight and over the next few days. We are expecting river levels to react to further rainfall. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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 and do not walk or drive through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2018 09:23
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the rain and snow melt at the beginning of the week in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. The forecast is for further isolated showers over the next few days. We are expecting river levels to remain high in response to the combination of rainfall and snow melt. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and will update this flood alert message as the situation changes and issue further information as the river responds. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 19:41
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the rain and snow melt experienced over the last few days in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. The forecast is for patchy showers over the next few days. We are expecting river levels to remain high in response to the combination of rainfall and snow melt. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and will update this flood alert message as the situation changes and issue further information as the river responds. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 11:14
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the rain and snow melt experienced over the last 24/48 hours in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. This means that the River Great Ouse is reacting to the rain and is expected to rise through the day/ overnight. The forecast is for patchy showers over the next few days. We are expecting river levels to remain high in response to the combination of rainfall and snow melt. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury Brook. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and will update this flood alert message as the situation changes and issue further information as the river responds. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 19:25
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy rainfall currently affecting the area. This means that the River Great Ouse is reacting to the rain and is expected to continue rising over the next few hours. The forecast is for no further rain overnight and into tomorrow. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 16:10
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the persistent rainfall currently affecting the area. 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 river levels to react to further rainfall. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 09:48
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the persistent rainfall currently affecting the area. 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 river levels to react to further rainfall. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 08:25
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the River Great Ouse is rising. The forecast is for patchy showers over the next few days. We are expecting there to be no property flooding as a result of high river levels, but there could be some issues caused by surface water flooding. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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 Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 10:34
River Great Ouse
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 Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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 16:13
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued as an update to the flood alert currently in force for the Upper Ouse. 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 Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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 10:00
River Great Ouse
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 Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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 15:30
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. Rivers in the Upper Ouse catchment 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 Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury 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 26 Dec 2017 20:17
River Great Ouse
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain expected overnight. This means that the Upper Great Ouse is reacting to the rain and is expected to rise overnight and tomorrow. Locations most at risk are Upper River Great Ouse from Brackley to Haversham including the Padbury Brook. There may be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the river to remain high throughout tomorrow 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.