Flood Alert Info - River Fowey

Area Description

Lostwithiel, The Glynn Valley, Trago Mills and St Neot.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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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

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

Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2020 15:33
River Fowey
This Flood Alert has been updated for Wednesday 23/12/20. Please plan for and take steps to be prepared for possible flooding during this time. Following recent rain the ground is very wet. Rivers may rise quickly during and after rain. Outbreaks of rain are likely this afternoon, clearing late tonight. Low lying roads, ground and isolated properties remain at risk and may experience flooding. We have teams looking for blockages and fallen trees, checking defences and screens. We will continue to monitor conditions. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 Thursday 24/12/20 to reflect updated conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2020 10:14
River Fowey
This Flood Alert has been updated for Wednesday 23/12/20. Please plan for and take steps to be prepared for possible flooding during this time. Following recent rain the ground is very wet. Rivers may rise quickly during and after rain. Outbreaks of rain this morning will become persistent and heavy this afternoon, clearing eastwards late tonight. Low lying roads, ground and isolated properties remain at risk and may experience flooding. We have teams looking for blockages and fallen trees, checking defences and screens. We will continue to monitor conditions. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 Thursday 24/12/20 to reflect updated conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2020 12:46
River Fowey
This Flood Alert has been updated for Tuesday 22/12/20 to Thursday 24/12/20. Please plan for and take steps to be prepared for possible flooding during this time. Following recent rain the ground is very wet. Rivers remain high for the next 3 days and may rise quickly during and after rain. On Wednesday a slow-moving band of frontal rain is expected to become heavy and persistent. Rivers will rise quickly where heavy rain falls, which may result in further Flood Warnings on Wednesday into Thursday. The rain is expected to clear away to the south-east during Thursday morning. Low lying roads, ground and isolated properties remain at risk and may experience repeated flooding over the next couple of days. We have teams looking for blockages and fallen trees, checking defences and screens. We will continue to monitor conditions. If the risk increases Flood Warnings may be issued. This Flood Alert will be updated by 14:00 Wednesday 23/12/20 to reflect updated conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2020 11:53
River Fowey
This Flood Alert has been updated for Monday 21/12/20 to Thursday 24/12/20. Please plan for and take steps to be prepared for possible flooding during this time. Following recent rain the ground is very wet. Rivers remain high for the next 4 days and may rise quickly during and after rain. Frontal rain arrives Monday afternoon, returning rivers to Alert levels after dark on Monday evening. On Wednesday a band of frontal rain is expected to become heavy and persistent. Rivers will rise quickly where heavy rain falls, which may result in further Flood Warnings on Wednesday into Thursday. Low lying roads, ground and isolated properties remain at risk and may experience repeated flooding over the next few days. We have teams looking for blockages and fallen trees, checking defences and screens. We will continue to monitor conditions. If the risk increases Flood Warnings may be issued. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 Tuesday 22/12/20 to reflect updated conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2020 14:37
River Fowey
This Flood Alert has been issued to reflect conditions for Sunday 20/12/20 to Thursday 24/12/20. Following recent rain the ground is very wet. Conditions remain unsettled and rivers will remain high for the next 5 days and may rise quickly during and after rain. Showers and then frontal rain will arrive from the west on Sunday evening, with a second band of rain on Monday. Wednesday is expected to see further heavy rainfall as a low pressure crosses the UK. While total rainfall and intensity are less than Friday, rivers may rise quickly where heavy rain falls. Low lying roads, ground and isolated properties remain at risk and may experience repeated flooding over the next few days. We have teams looking for blockages and fallen trees, checking defences and screens. We will continue to monitor conditions. If the risk increases Flood Warnings may be issued. This Flood Alert will be updated by 14:00 Monday 21st December to reflect updated conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2020 13:49
River Fowey
Following the heavy rain last night, falling onto already saturated catchments, river levels remain high on Saturday 19 December. A Flood Warning is in force for the River Fowey at Lostwithiel. Although river levels are expected to fall slowly throughout the day, localised showers are forecast over the weekend, and rivers may respond to further rainfall. We will continue to monitor conditions and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2020 13:23
River Fowey
Following the heavy rain last night, falling onto already saturated catchments, river levels remain high, with the River Fowey at Lostwithiel still at Flood Warning level on Saturday 19 December. Although river levels are expected to fall slowly throughout the day, localised showers are forecast over the weekend, and rivers may respond to further rainfall. We will continue to monitor conditions and issue updates as required.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2020 16:33
River Fowey
River levels are responding now and rising following rain today and last night. A band of heavy and intense rainfall is forecast to cross the county this afternoon and evening, Friday 18 December, between now and 11pm. As catchments are already saturated, rivers are expected to respond quickly. Flood warning levels may be met later this evening. Flooding of low-lying land and roads close to rivers is possible. Surface water may be deep, especially where leaves have blocked the drains. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing blockages. This message will be updated by Saturday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2020 10:43
River Fowey
River levels are responding now and rising following the overnight rain. A band of heavy and intense rainfall is forecast to cross the county this morning, Friday 18 December, between 9am and 12pm. As catchments are already saturated, rivers are expected to respond quickly. Flood alert levels are expected to be met by early this afternoon. Flood warning levels may be met later this afternoon. A further band of heavy rain is expected between 5pm and 8pm this evening. Flooding of low-lying land and roads close to rivers is possible. Surface water may be deep, especially where leaves have blocked the drains. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing blockages. This message will be updated by Friday afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2020 17:51
River Fowey
Flooding is possible from the evening of Thursday 17 December through to the morning of Saturday 19 December. Heavy rain will spread in from the west overnight on Thursday. Showers and drizzle are forecast for Friday morning. This will turn into heavy and intense rainfall during Friday afternoon, evening and into the early hours of Saturday. Totals of up to 60mm are forecast to fall in a 12 hour period from Friday afternoon, with up to 75mm in 24 hours. Areas of higher ground may see totals of up to 100mm in 24 hours. Rivers are expected to respond quickly to this rainfall. Flooding of low-lying land and roads close to rivers is possible. Surface water may be deep, especially where leaves have blocked the drains. Further heavy rainfall is also forecast for Sunday and Monday. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Friday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2020 16:55
River Fowey
Flooding is possible from the evening of Thursday 17 December through to the morning of Saturday 19 December. Heavy rain will spread in from the west overnight on Thursday. Showers and drizzle are forecast for Friday morning. This will turn into heavy and intense rainfall during Friday afternoon, evening and into the early hours of Saturday. Totals of up to 60mm are forecast to fall in a 12 hour period from Friday afternoon, with up to 75mm in 24 hours. Areas of higher ground may see totals of up to 100mm in 24 hours. Rivers are expected to respond quickly to this rainfall. Flooding of low-lying land and roads close to rivers is possible. Surface water may be deep, especially where leaves have blocked the drains. Further heavy rainfall is also forecast for Sunday and Monday. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Friday morning or earlier if the situation changes.?


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 12:47
River Fowey
Flooding is possible from late Friday through to the morning of Saturday 29th February, with river levels remaining high throughout the day. Heavy and persistent rainfall, as a result of storm Jorge, is expected this evening and overnight clearing to the East throughout the day on Saturday. Rivers are expected to rise quickly in response to this rainfall. This may cause flooding of low lying land and roads. Take care near the areas of concern and keep up to date with your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area ready to respond as required. This message will be updated on Saturday, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 10:12
River Fowey
Fal River levels have risen in response to recent rainfall causing flooding of low lying land and roads. Whilst the heaviest of the rain has now passed, rainfall in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 16th February, is causing river levels to remain high. River levels are expected to peak this afternoon. Take care near the areas of concern and keep up to date with your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff ready to respond as required. This message will be updated by 18:00 on Sunday 16th February, or earlier if conditions change.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 01:48
River Fowey
River levels have risen in response to this rainfall causing flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river throughout the night and continuing through Sunday. The Met Office have issued a weather warning for Storm Dennis to bring persistent and heavy rain which is forecast to continue until Sunday afternoon 16th February. River levels are forecast to be at their highest between 11:00 and 16:00 on Sunday 16th February. Take care near the areas of concern and keep up to date with your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff ready to respond as required. This message will be updated by 15:00 on Sunday 16th February, or earlier if conditions change.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 18:02
River Fowey
Flooding is possible on Sunday morning 16th February. Heavy and persistent rainfall associated with Storm Dennis has fallen today causing river levels to rise. The rain has now eased, but further persistent heavy rain is forecast later tonight and through Sunday morning 16th February. The river is expected to rise quickly in response to this rainfall. High tide in Lostwithiel is at 10:45am on Sunday morning and is forecast to coincide with the highest river levels, thereby increasing flood risk. This may cause flooding of low lying land and roads. Take care near the areas of concern and keep up to date with your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area ready to respond as required. This message will be updated on Sunday morning at 8am, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 16:32
River Fowey
River levels remain high due to the recent rainfall in the past 24hrs. Although the heaviest of the rain has passed there is a potential for further localised heavy showers this evening and overnight. Catchments are wet and remain responsive to further rainfall. We will be monitoring the situation. There may be flooding to low lying land and road. Take care near the low lying areas prone to flooding and check your local weather conditions. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 11:26
River Fowey
The rainfall overnight has seen widespread totals of 20-40mm across Cornwall. River levels have responded to this rainfall and are expected to remain high and a flood alert is still in force for the River Fowey today, Saturday 02 November. Although the heaviest of the rain has passed, further bands of heavy showers are forecast throughout the day. Rain easing from Sunday morning, followed by heavy showers. There may be flooding to low lying land and road. Take care near the low lying areas prone to flooding and check your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and this message will be updated this afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 15:49
River Fowey
Heavy rain is forecast from the early hours of tomorrow morning, Saturday 2nd November, which will last throughout the day. This is likely to be widespread and persistent with the potential for surface water and river flooding throughout Saturday. Widespread totals of around 20-40mm of rain are expected. There is potential for localised totals of up to 80mm particularly on higher ground. The forecast is unclear on the precise location of these areas in Cornwall. Catchments are already wet from recent wet weather and are likely to react quickly to further rainfall. This will be accompanied by strong westerly winds which could lead to significant leaf fall, contributing to increased flood risk due to blocked drainage gullies. We will continue to monitor the situation, this message will be updated on Saturday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 17:52
River Fowey
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 may 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.