Flood Alert Info - Weaver catchment including Nantwich, Frodsham, Crewe, Winsford and Northwich

Area Description

The Weaver Catchment includes the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries.
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 8 Nov 2019 16:40
River Weaver
River levels remain high and steady on the River Weaver as a result of persistent heavy rainfall last night. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible today, 08/11/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the night 08/11/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 07:02
River Weaver
River levels have risen overnight on the River Weaver as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible today, 08/11/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high today 08/11/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation and will issue flood warnings if necessary. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated this afternoon, 08/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 10:38
River Weaver
River levels are reducing at Hayhurst Bridge river gauge, however river levels remain high and flooding is still possible for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. We do not expect further rainfall today (28/10/2019). Our incident response staff continue to monitor weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 17:52
River Weaver
River levels have now peaked at Hayhurst Bridge river gauge, however river levels remain high and flooding is still possible for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. Flood Warnings remain in force for Nantwich and Anderton. We do not expect further rainfall today (27/10/2019) but river levels will remain high overnight. Our incident response staff continue to monitor weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be next updated tomorrow morning (Monday 28/10/2019) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 12:55
River Weaver
River levels have peaked at Hayhurst Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains possible today (27/10/2019) for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. Flood Warnings are in force for Nantwich, Winsford and Anderton. We do not expect further significant rainfall today and we currently expect river levels to remain high into the early hours of tomorrow morning (28/10/2019). Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. Avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 21:46
River Weaver
River levels are continuing to rise at the Hayhurst Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains possible this evening (26/10/19) and tomorrow (27/10/2019) for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. Flood Warnings are in force for Nantwich, Winsford and Anderton. We do not expect further significant rainfall today and we currently expect river levels to peak overnight. However, river levels will remain high until Sunday (27/10/2019). Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. Avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated on Sunday morning (27/10/2019), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 17:03
River Weaver
River levels have continued to rise at the Hayhurst Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains possible today (26/10/19) and tomorrow (27/10/2019) for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. Flood Warnings are in force for Nantwich, Winsford and Anderton. We do not expect further significant rainfall today and we currently expect river levels to peak this evening. However, river levels will remain high until Sunday (27/10/2019). Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. Avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 07:39
River Weaver
River levels have risen at the Hayhurst Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible today 26/10/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. - Further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high over the weekend. Our operations team have erected demountable defences and will continue to monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue (further) flood warnings if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 15:29
River Weaver
River levels are high but steady at the Shrewbridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains possible throughout today and into this evening, 13/06/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding of low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. Further showers are forecast over the next 24 hours so we expect river levels to remain above flood alert level, but will gradually begin to fall. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 20:55
River Weaver
River levels at the River Weaver at Shrewbridge continue to rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible this evening and into tomorrow morning, 13/06/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding to low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. Further heavy showers will affect the area this evening and into tomorrow morning. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 13/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 16:09
River Weaver
The River Weaver at Shrewbridge has reached flood alert level, as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible this afternoon and into tomorrow morning, 13/06/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding to low lying land and roads around the Rivers Weaver, Ducklow and Wheelock and their tributaries. Rainfall has eased during the day but further heavy showers will affect the area this evening and into tomorrow morning. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated this evening, 12/06/19, or as the situation changes.