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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Flood Alert Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

The orange highlighted area on the map below outlines the 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 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.