Flood Warning Info - River Cober At Helston

Area Description

River Cober At Helston including St Johns and the Coronation Park.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 1 Feb 2021 19:14
River Cober
Flooding is expected later this evening Monday 1 February and into the early hours of Tuesday. River levels have dropped throughout the day, but are expected to rise again in response to the forecast rainfall this evening. A band of heavy rainfall is now tracking across the area from the west, which is due to clear by 11pm. River levels are expected to respond and rise above Flood Warning criteria. Peak river level is expected around midnight and will continue to remain high for several hours. A recently completed flood defence scheme will provide increased flood protection to properties in Helston, however a residual risk of flooding remains. Flooding is expected to properties, low lying land and roads close to the river. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor local conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Feb 2021 12:22
River Cober
Further flooding is expected during this evening Monday 1 February and into the early hours of Tuesday morning. River levels are now dropping but are expected to rise again in response to forecast rainfall from 6pm until midnight. Further heavy frontal rainfall is expected from the west this evening which will push river levels back above Flood Warning criteria. Levels are predicted to be higher than those observed during the last 24 hours. Peak river level is expected at 3am. A recently completed flood defence scheme will provide increased flood protection to properties in Helston, however the risk of flooding remains. Flooding is expected to properties, low lying land and roads close to the river. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor local conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated this evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Jan 2021 20:27
River Cober
Flooding is expected throughout the remainder of this evening Sunday 31 January and into the early hours of Monday morning. Rainfall intensity has now reduced, but river levels will remain above Flood Warning thresholds until the early hours of Monday morning. Flooding is possible to properties, low lying land and roads close to the river. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor local conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Monday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Jan 2021 15:53
River Cober
Flooding is expected today Sunday 31 January. Some high intensity rainfall has passed the area which has pushed river levels past flood warning criteria. River levels remain high as ground is saturated. Further intense rainfall is expected throughout the day and rivers are likely to respond. River levels are expected to peak at 5pm. Flooding is possible to properties, low lying land and roads close to the river. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor local conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated later today or earlier if the situation changes.