Flood Alert Info - Bin Brook in Cambridgeshire

Flood Alert Currently in Force

Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 15:10
Bin Brook
River levels have risen at the Bin Brook river gauge as a result of the rainfall yesterday and throughout the day today. This may affect low lying land, roads and riverside areas close to the Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high today and tomorrow. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated tomorrow morning, Saturday 5th December, or as the situation changes.

Area Description

Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge.
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:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 09:31
Bin Brook
River levels are rising at the Bin Brook river gauge as a result of the rainfall yesterday and overnight. This may affect low lying land, roads and riverside areas close to the Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast until lunchtime today. We expect river levels to remain high today and tomorrow. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated by 3pm, Friday 4th December.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 19:02
Bin Brook
River levels remain high at Bin Brook river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall today. Consequently, river levels are rising and flooding could occur. Flooding could affect Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, where this falls on saturated ground, river levels could rise further. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Saturday 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 11:02
Bin Brook
River levels are rising at the Bin Brook river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall throughout Friday morning. Consequently, river levels are rising and flooding could occur. We expect flooding to affect Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, where this falls on saturated ground, river levels could rise further. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on Friday afternoon 20 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 08:43
Bin Brook
River levels are still elevated but are steady at the Bin Brook river gauge after heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This message relates to the Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge. Further showers are forecast over the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, 15/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 19:12
Bin Brook
River levels are falling at the Bin Brook river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. This update relates to the Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 09:48
Bin Brook
River levels are falling at the Bin Brook river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. This update relates to the Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 14/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 18:02
Bin Brook
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Bin Brook river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. We expect flooding to affect Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. Our incident response staff are continuing to monitor the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 10:33
Bin Brook
River levels are rising at the Bin Brook river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is increasing. We expect flooding to affect Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are continuing to monitor the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 13/12/19, or as the situation changes.