Flood Alert Info - Bourn Brook in Cambridgeshire

Area Description

Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton.
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 2 Mar 2020 08:22
Bourn Brook
River levels are falling, at the Bourn river gauge, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers. This message will be updated this afternoon, 02/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2020 16:11
Bourn Brook
River levels remain high but are falling at the Bourn river gauge. We are closely monitoring the situation. Further rain is forecast over the next 24 hours. 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 tomorrow morning, 02/03/2020, or as the situation changes..


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2020 08:09
Bourn Brook
River levels remain high but are falling at the Bourn river gauge. We are closely monitoring the situation. Further rain is forecast over the next 24 hours. 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 this afternoon, 01/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 16:27
Bourn Brook
River levels remain high but are falling at the Bourn river gauge. We are closely 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 tomorrow morning, 01/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 08:23
Bourn Brook
River levels remain high at the Bourn river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely 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 this afternoon, 29/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 19:53
Bourn Brook
River levels have risen at the Bourn river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely 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 tomorrow morning, 29/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2020 08:16
Bourn Brook
This Flood Alert has been removed. River levels are falling. No further rainfall is forecast. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2020 16:45
Bourn Brook
River levels are falling at the Bourn river gauge but remain high downstream. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. No further rainfall is forecast. River levels are falling, but still may pose a flood risk. We are closely 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 tomorrow morning, 20/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2020 08:28
Bourn Brook
River levels are falling at the Bourn river gauge but remain high downstream. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. No further rainfall is forecast. River levels are falling, but still may pose a flood risk. We are closely 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 this afternoon, 19/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2020 17:02
Bourn Brook
River levels are falling at the Bourn river gauge however remain high downstream. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. No further rainfall is forecast. River levels are falling, but still may pose a flood risk. We are closely 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 tomorrow morning, 19/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2020 09:25
Bourn Brook
River levels are falling at the Bourn river gauge but remain high downstream. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. No further rainfall is forecast. River levels are falling, but still may pose a flood risk. We are closely 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 this afternoon, 18/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 16:56
Bourn Brook
River levels remain high at the Bourn river gauge. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. No significant rainfall is forecast. River levels are falling, but still may pose a flood risk. We are closely 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 tomorrow morning, 18/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 09:24
Bourn Brook
River levels remain high but are falling at the Bourn river gauge. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. No significant rainfall is forecast. River levels are falling, but still may pose a flood risk. We are closely 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 this afternoon, 17/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 18:10
Bourn Brook
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Bourn river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. River levels are falling, but may rise again following the predicted rainfall. We are closely 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 tomorrow morning, 17/01/2020, or as the situation changes. The reference for this flood alert is 052WAFBOURN.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 09:45
Bourn Brook
River levels are falling at the Bourn river gauge but remain high in the lower part of the catchment. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 17:01
Bourn Brook
River levels remain high after heavy rainfall but are beginning to fall at the Bourn river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding to low lying areas remains. We expect flooding to affect the Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. We do not forecast the situation to deteriorate any further. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow, 16/01/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 07:22
Bourn Brook
River levels have risen at the Bourn river gauge as a result of yesterday evenings heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is possible. No property flooding is expected. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 16:00 on Wednesday 15 January 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 19:10
Bourn Brook
River levels remain high at the Bourn river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall today. Flooding could affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. 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 12:25
Bourn Brook
River levels are rising at the Bourn river gauge as a result of rainfall overnight and this morning. This will affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. Rainfall will continue into this afternoon. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 08:43
Bourn Brook
River levels are rising slowly at the Bourn river gauge as a result of further rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This message relates to the Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. 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
Bourn Brook
River levels are falling at the Bourn Brook river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. This message relates to the Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. 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
Bourn Brook
River levels are falling at the Bourn river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. This update relates to the Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. 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
Bourn Brook
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Bourn river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. 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 10:13
Bourn Brook
River levels are rising at the Bourn river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is increasing. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 16:05
Bourn Brook
River levels are rising at the Bourn river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening. We expect flooding to affect Bourn Brook from Caxton to Comberton No further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high until 15/11/19. 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 tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Apr 2018 10:28
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued due to the rainfall experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the Bourn Brook is rising. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather. We are expecting to see standing water in floodplain areas. Locations most at risk are Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 10:51
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. River levels in the Bourn Brook 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 Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. 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 17:49
Bourn Brook
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 Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. 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 07:03
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy rainfall currently affecting the area. This means that the Bourn 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 Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. 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 09:44
Bourn Brook
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 are expected to rise steadily in response to any further rainfall. Locations most at risk are Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. 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 20:43
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued due to the persistent, heavy rainfall currently affecting the area. This means that the Bourn Brook is rising. The forecast is for heavy rain which may be intense, but will pass quickly. We are expecting river levels to rise quickly in response to the rainfall. Locations most at risk are Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. 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 near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Do not walk or drive through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 13:16
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last few days. This means that the ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for light rain 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 Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 11:35
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued due to the rain experienced over the last few days. This means that levels on the Bourne Brook remain higher than normal. The ground is saturated and responsive to further rainfall. The forecast is for light rain 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 Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 17:37
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the water levels in the Bourn Brook will remain high overnight. The forecast is for light rain 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 Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 09:17
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. This means that the water levels in the Bourn Brook are high. The forecast is for light rain 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 Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 16:18
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced on Tuesday 26th December and Wednesday 27th December over the Great Ouse Catchment. The forecast is for drier conditions this evening with patchy showers over the weekend. We are expecting river levels to remain high over the weekend as the water moves through the system. Locations most at risk are Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. The Environment Agency are continuing to monitoring river levels. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 16:31
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued as an update to the flood alert currently in force for Bourn Brook. 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 Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. 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 10:48
Bourn Brook
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 river levels 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 Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. 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 15:51
Bourn Brook
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 Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. 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 06:17
Bourn Brook
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain overnight. This means that the Bourn Brook is reacting to the rain and expected to remain high throughout the day, as more rainfall is forecast until this evening. Locations most at risk are Bourn Brook from Toft to Comberton. There may be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. 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 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.