Flood Alert Info - Alconbury Fords in Cambridgeshire

Area Description

The fords in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire.
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

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:

Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 19:42
Alconbury Brook
River levels remain high but continue to fall at the Hamerton river. We expect high river levels to affect The Fords in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire. No further rainfall is forecast. River levels are expected to continue falling. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 10:11
Alconbury Brook
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Hamerton river gauge. We expect high water levels to continue to affect The Fords in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire Further light rainfall is forecast through today. However, river levels are expected to continue to fall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 14/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 18:04
Alconbury Brook
River levels continue to rise at the Hamerton river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to continue to affect The Fords in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to rise until later on in the evening on 13/06/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 09:30
Alconbury Brook
After river levels dropped through yesterday, overnight rainfall is seeing river levels begin to rise again at the Hamerton river gauge. With more rain forecast today, this Flood Alert remains in place. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated later on today, 13/06/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 07:40
Alconbury Brook
River levels remain high and are beginning to fall at the Hamerton river gauge following Monday and Tuesday's heavy rainfall. Consequently, river levels at the Alconbury fords are reducing. We expect the high river levels to affect The Fords in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire. The current forecast is for further periods of heavy rainfall during Wednesday afternoon which could lead to river levels rising again. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 12/06/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jun 2019 16:05
Alconbury Brook
River levels are still rising at the Hamerton river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. We expect high river levels to affect The Fords in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire. We expect river levels to steadily rise over the next few hours. The forecast is for further rain over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated Wednesday morning 12/06/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jun 2019 12:09
Alconbury Brook
River levels are rising at the Hamerton river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We expect flooding to affect The Fords in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are liaising with Cambridgeshire Highways, who will decide whether to close the road. This alert applies to the FORDS ONLY and a separate Flood Alert for the villages will be issued if necessary. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 11/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2019 17:49
Alconbury Brook
River levels are rising at the Hamerton river gauge as a result of widespread rainfall this morning. We expect flooding to affect The Fords in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire. No further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to continue to rise slowly this evening,10/03/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. The Environment Agency are liaising with Cambridgeshire Highways, who will decide whether to close the road. This alert applies to the FORDS ONLY and a separate Flood Alert for the villages will be issued if necessary. Please plan driving routes to avoid the Alconbury Ford. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2019 06:46
Alconbury Brook
River levels are falling at the Hamerton river gauge. We expect flooding to continue to affect The Fords in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire. No further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. The Environment Agency are liaising with Cambridgeshire Highways, who will decide whether to close the road. This alert applies to the FORDS ONLY and a separate Flood Alert for the villages will be issued if necessary. Please plan driving routes to avoid the Alconbury Ford. This message will be updated later today, 11/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2019 16:00
Alconbury Brook
River levels are rising at the Hamerton river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. We expect flooding to affect The Fords in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire No further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to rise until this evening,10/02/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. The Environment Agency are liaising with Cambridgeshire Highways, who will decide whether to close the road. This alert applies to the FORDS ONLY and a separate Flood Alert for the villages will be issued if necessary. Please plan driving routes to avoid the Alconbury Ford. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/02/19, or as the situation changes.