Flood Alert Info - St Austell and Par Rivers

Area Description

Pentewan, St Blazey, Luxulyan and Lanivet.
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 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 28 Sep 2019 15:48
River Par, Mevagissey Stream


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 17:50
River Par, Mevagissey Stream
Flooding is possible in the early hours of tomorrow morning, Wednesday 6th of March. Heavy rain is forecast to continue overnight, with the highest accumulations across south facing upslopes and high ground. Rain and showers will clear to the east during the morning, with some further heavy showers following. Forecast river levels suggest that there will be some minor flooding of roads and other low lying areas in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2018 15:05
River Par, Mevagissey Stream
During the early hours of Sunday morning 23rd December a band of moderate frontal rain, perhaps turning locally heavy at times, will spread in from the west, easing later in the morning. Based on the forecast the rivers are expected to meet Flood Alert criteria in the early hours of Sunday morning. Where the ground is wet and river levels are high, this may result in flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. We have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as required. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 12:03
River Par
Heavy rain is forecast for this afternoon, continuing overnight, before turning more showery through Monday morning. River levels in the St Austell and Par area are expected to rise, causing flooding of low lying areas. At this stage however, no property flooding is forecast. As catchments are saturated, river levels are likely to remain at a high level over this period. There is a possibility of the River Par reaching Flood Warning levels later. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This Alert and Floodline will be updated if the situation changes. River levels on the River Tamar can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 10:50
River Par
River levels in the St Austell and Par river area continue to fall slowly this morning but are expected to steady during Saturday afternoon in response to further light rainfall. Over the next 12 to 18 hours further low intensity rainfall is forecast to cross Cornwall and although this is not expected to cause any significant issues, but this will keep catchments responsive to further significant rainfall expected to fall later on Sunday and into Sunday night and potentially into Monday. Although precise details are not yet known, this rainfall may lead to flooding of property from rivers, although at this stage this is possible rather than expected We are continuing to monitor river levels and rainfall forecasts and have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This message will be updated again before 20:00 on Saturday.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 17:46
River Par
Over the next 12 hours heavy rainfall is forecast in the St. Austell and River Par Area. The main impacts are expected from 06:00 tomorrow morning Saturday the 31st march, clearing into the afternoon. We expect the St. Austell and Par Rivers to rise. Currently the main area of concern is St. Blazey Luxulyan and Ponts Mill where there may be flooding to low lying land and roads around the river. It is expected that the river will remain at a high level and may rise further, though at this stage no property flooding is forecast. After this band of rain the weather outlook is for further heavy rain on Sunday the 1st and Monday the 2nd of March. Flood impacts are expected during this period. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This Alert and Floodline will be updated by tomorrow 10am or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 17:33
River Par
Flooding is possible this evening Wednesday 14th March into tomorrow morning. Heavy frontal rain is forecast throughout today and the Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning for rain, highlighting surface water flood risks. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings Catchments are very wet, leading to flooding of low lying land and roads this afternoon and throughout the night. Expect river levels to remain high throughout Thursday. With a strong south easterly wind highest rainfall totals will be on south facing slopes. Flood Warnings may be issued throughout the evening and night. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. This message will be updated when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2017 11:52
River Par
The weather outlook is for potentially heavy showers this afternoon Sunday 30th July. However the situation is very changeable and difficult to predict. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected, the main impacts are predicted between 12 pm and 6 pm. It is expected that the river will remain at a high level and may rise further, though at this stage no property flooding is forecast. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have workforce in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This Alert and Floodline will be updated by 8pm or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jul 2017 17:18
River Par
Heavy rainfall is forecast for this evening Saturday 29th July and overnight in the St Austell and Par Rivers Area. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected, the main impacts are predicted between 8 pm and 12 pm. Currently the main areas of concern are Luxulyan, Par and St Blazey. The weather outlook is for heavy potentially thundery showers tomorrow Sunday 30th July. However the situation is very changeable and difficult to predict. It is expected that the river will remain at a high level and may rise further, though at this stage no property flooding is forecast. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This Alert and Floodline will be updated by 8pm or earlier if the situation changes. River levels at Luxulyan and Ponts Vale can be viewed on our website.’