Flood Alert Info - Ely Ouse in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk

Area Description

Great Ouse and the Cambridgeshire Lodes.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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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 27 Dec 2020 18:20
Great Ouse, Lodes
River levels remain higher than normal at the Ely River gauge, as a result of recent heavy rainfall. The forecast is for further rain over the next 24 hours which may result in river levels staying high. This means that flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible. We expect flooding to affect River Great Ouse and the Cambridgeshire Lodes. 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, 28/12/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2020 06:12
Great Ouse, Lodes
River levels remain higher than normal at the Ely River gauge, as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours which may result in river levels staying high. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible. We expect flooding to affect the River Great Ouse and the Cambridgeshire Lodes. 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 evening, 27/12/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2020 18:05
Great Ouse, Lodes
River levels are falling at the Ely River gauge, but remain higher than normal as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible. We expect flooding to affect River Great Ouse and the Cambridgeshire Lodes. 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 afternoon, 27/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2020 04:36
Great Ouse, Lodes
River levels are falling at the Ely River gauge, but remain higher than normal as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible. We expect flooding to affect River Great Ouse and the Cambridgeshire Lodes. 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 afternoon, 26/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2020 09:57
Great Ouse, Lodes
River levels are rising at the Ely River gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected today, 25/12/20. We expect flooding to affect River Great Ouse and the Cambridgeshire Lodes. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue flood warnings where required. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. 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, 26/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2020 18:59
Great Ouse, Lodes
River levels are rising at the Ely River, river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is expected today, 24/12/20. We expect flooding to affect River Great Ouse and the Cambridgeshire Lodes. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. 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, 25/12/20, or as the situation changes.