Flood Alert Info - Middle River Mersey catchment including areas near Bramhall, Stockport, Sale, Altrincham and Urmston

Area Description

The Middle River Mersey catchment includes Micker, Cringle, Sinderland and Poynton Brooks and their tributaries. Other locations which may be affected are Stretford, Gatley, Cheadle Hulme and Cheadle.
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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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 23:05
River Mersey
River levels on the River Mersey remain high and will do so throughout the night. Further showers are forecast tomorrow Sunday 17th March. We will continue to monitor the forecast and issue updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up-to-date with the current situation.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 11:34
River Mersey
River levels are expected to rise at the Brinksway river gauge due to persistent rainfall forecast throughout Saturday 16th March 2019. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding of low lying land and roads around Micker, Cringle, Sinderland and Poynton Brooks and their tributaries. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation, weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates as necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2019 15:52
River Mersey
River levels are expected to rise at the Brinksway river gauge due to heavy and persistent rainfall forecast for tomorrow from 01am to 7pm Saturday 16th March 2019. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding of low lying land and roads around Micker, Cringle, Sinderland and Poynton Brooks and their tributaries. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation, weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates as necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2019 17:27
River Mersey
River levels are high but steady at the Brinksway river gauge and are expected to stay this way due to rainfall forecast for tonight. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Micker, Cringle, Sinderland and Poynton Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over tonight and into tomorrow morning (Friday 15th March). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates as necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, Friday 15th March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2019 09:30
River Mersey
River levels are forecast to rise at the Brinksway river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall overnight and throughout the day. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected. There is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Micker, Cringle, Sinderland and Poynton Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast throughout the morning and the afternoon today Thursday 14/03/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue updates. This message will be updated this afternoon Thursday 14/03/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 12:47
River Mersey
River levels are rising at the Brinksway river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. As a consequence, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected between 12:00pm and 8:00pm today, 12/03/2019. We are not expecting to issue Flood Warnings. There is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Micker, Cringle, Sinderland and Poynton Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 8:00pm, 12/03/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue updates if necessary. This message will be updated at 6:00pm this evening, 12/03/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2018 08:47
Lower River Mersey
iver levels have risen due to rain over night. Showers are forecast throughout the morning of Thursday 18 January and river levels will remain high. We are not expecting flooding to properties. Current forecasts suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will update this message if needed.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Oct 2017 10:45
Lower River Mersey
Following heavy rainfall overnight river levels on the River Mersey have risen. Levels are anticipated to continue to rise until early afternoon. Levels should start to fall later this afternoon once rainfall has passed. We are monitoring river levels closely and we will provide an update on the situation later this afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 10:49
Lower River Mersey
The situation is improving in that there are only a few showers forecast for the rest of today and tomorrow. River levels are generally falling but remain above flood alert thresholds and these are expected to drop below alert levels later today. The duty team will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Oct 2017 17:19
Lower River Mersey
Heavy rainfall is forecast in the Middle Mersey area from late afternoon today (Wednesday 4th October) until tomorrow morning (Thursday the 5th October). Current forecasts suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river from the early hours on the 5th October. We expect the river to remain high throughout the evening through to tomorrow morning 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.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Sep 2017 16:33
Lower River Mersey
Rainfall is expected to continue over Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday morning, with some heavy showers. River levels are forecast to remain high overnight. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe. We do not expect any flooding to property, and will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Sep 2017 13:13
Lower River Mersey
Rain this afternoon is expected to continue and may become heavier at times. River levels are rising due to persistent rain this morning and throughout the afternoon. River levels are forecast to reach their highest levels later this evening. We are currently not anticipating any flooding to property. Be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe.