Flood Alert Info - Upper River Tamar

Area Description

Bude, Helebridge, Bridgerule, Canworthy Water and Yeolmbridge.

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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 11:26
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
A flood alert remains in force for your area based on the rainfall forecast for the next 24 hours. River levels are now falling following yesterday’s heavy rainfall. The rain has now become more showery in nature and no further impacts are expected today Saturday 13th October. However, further persistent heavy rain is forecast to cross the area from the early hours of tomorrow morning, Sunday 14th October, through until midday. This is likely to cause river levels to rise again tomorrow morning and possibly into the early afternoon. Some localised riverside flooding is possible in and care should be taken when in and around these locations. We are closely monitoring river levels and will advise you as the situation changes. We have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences as and when required.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 15:30
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
A flood alert has been issued for your area based on the rainfall forecast for the next 24 hours. River levels in Cornwall have risen quickly following heavy rainfall this morning, Friday 12th October. Although the rain has become lighter this afternoon, further heavy rain may cross the area overnight tonight and throughout Saturday 13th October. Some localised riverside flooding is possible in and care should be taken when in and around these locations. We are closely monitoring river levels and will advise you as the situation changes. We have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences as and when required.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 11:46
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Following last night’s heavy rainfall, rivers have responded and continue to rise. Levels in the Upper River Tamar are expected to remain high throughout Monday and further isolated heavy showers are possible in this area. This Flood Alert therefore remains in force and will be updated when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 12:04
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Heavy rain is forecast for this afternoon, continuing overnight, before turning more showery through Monday morning. River levels in the River Tamar 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. 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 10:42
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
River levels in the main River Tamar continue to rise slowly this morning but are expected to steady during Saturday afternoon. 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, 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 18:04
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Over the next 12 hours heavy rainfall is forecast in the Upper Tamar Area. The main impacts are expected overnight from 01:45 in the early hours of tomorrow morning Saturday the 31st march. We expect the River Tamar to rise. Currently the main area of concern is Tamarstone to Druxton Bridge including Boyton, Bridgerule and the A3072 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. Further 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 15 Mar 2018 10:35
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Following heavy rainfall on Wednesday night, river levels have risen and will remain high for most of Thursday. Further isolated and possibly heavy showers are forecast for Thursday afternoon, so the flood alert will remain in place and will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 17:05
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
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 14 Feb 2018 15:19
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible this afternoon Wednesday 14th February. Moderate rain has been falling from early this morning, and is forecast to continue until this evening, with heavier bursts possible. Rivers are rising steadily and have reached flood alert level. This may result in flooding to low lying land and roads close to the rivers. The main areas of concern are between Tamarstone and Druxton, including Bridgerule and Boyton. Persistent rain is forecast to move through the area by around 6pm today. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Wednesday night into Thursday morning, but no flooding to properties is currently forecast. More settled weather conditions are forecast for Thursday into the weekend. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2018 18:01
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Following the rain on Tuesday 13th February river levels remain high and will rise again quickly with the next band of rain. This Flood Alert therefore remains in place. Further frontal rain is expected to sweep across Cornwall through most of Wednesday 14th February. With saturated ground conditions run-off from fields can be expected, river levels will rise through the day and flooding of low lying land and roads is likely. However, no flooding to properties is currently forecast. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. We will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2018 16:01
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible in the early hours of Tuesday 13th February. Heavy rain is forecast between 1am and 6am on Tuesday morning which is predicted to cause river levels to rise quickly and possibly reach flood alert level. This may result in flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. The main areas of concern are Tamarstone to Druxton Bridge, including Boyton and Bridgerule. The rain is forecast to move through the area by 6am, this will be followed by heavy showers on Tuesday morning. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Tuesday. Further heavy rain is forecast on Wednesday 14th February which may lead to further flood alerts being issued, however, no flooding to properties is currently forecast. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jan 2018 11:53
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible over Saturday afternoon and into the evening. Overnight we have seen heavy rainfall and the River Tamar is now rising. Further rain is forecast throughout Saturday. Expected levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river around the Tamarstone to Druxton Bridge area from around 12pm on Saturday. We expect the river to remain high throughout Saturday, though no flooding to properties is currently forecast. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Sunday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 15:34
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
This Flood Alert remains in force. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall which has caused river levels to rise. Levels currently remain high as catchments are saturated. Scattered showers are forecast over Wednesday evening and into Thursday. However, no further significant rainfall totals are expected, so rivers will gradually start to fall. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message tomorrow, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 18:00
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
This Flood Alert remains in force. Frontal rain will move in from the north-west early Wednesday morning. Rainfall on the leading edge of the front, expected to arrive around 6am, may be intense for a short period of time. Persistent, but less intense rainfall may then be expected from around 8am until late morning, with showers following for the remainder of Wednesday. This catchment is currently saturated and rivers remain very reactive to rainfall - therefore further rises in river levels may be expected. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message tomorrow, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 12:52
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
This Flood Alert continues to remain in force. River levels remain high after overnight rain. The unsettled theme continues and further heavy showers are forecast to move in from the west during the early hours of Tuesday and to have cleared the region by late morning. Rivers remain very reactive to rainfall in this catchment and further rise in river levels may be expected in response to relatively low accumulations. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message tomorrow, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 20:01
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
This Flood Alert continues to remain in force. An area of frontal rain will spread in from the west during the early hours of Monday morning. Rainfall will be persistent, with some locally heavy pulses, which may cause river levels in the area to rise. The rain is forecast to have cleared the region by late Monday morning. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message tomorrow morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 10:53
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
This Flood Alert continues to remain in force. Some localised heavy rainfall may still be expected in this area through the remainder of today, Sunday 21st January, which may cause river levels to rise. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message later this afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2018 18:10
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Some flooding is possible tomorrow, Sunday 21st January. We expect to see persistent heavy rainfall across the region throughout the day. The Upper River Tamar is likely to rise tomorrow morning and to stay high through into Monday. At present, the anticipated river levels suggest that there may be flooding to low-lying land and roads near the river, however no flooding to properties is currently forecast. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated tomorrow afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2018 22:31
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible on Wednesday evening into Thursday Morning. Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall and the Rivers Neet, Strat, Tamar and Kensey are now rising. Further heavy rain is forecast throughout Wednesday night, expected levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the rivers. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, though no flooding to properties is currently forecast. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 16:19
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
River levels in the area remain elevated this afternoon (Thursday 4th January) but continue to fall slowly. River levels are not expected to react significantly to this evening forecast rainfall. There is a still a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads. We will continue to monitor and provide updates should the situation change.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 06:22
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible this morning Thursday 4th of January 2018. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall and rivers are now rising. There will be flooding to low lying land and roads. Take extra care near rivers and low lying areas. Most of the rainfall has now past but river levels will continue to rise over the next few hours. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 16:52
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible from late on Saturday evening and through Sunday morning due to prolonged heavy rainfall which is expected to cause river levels to rise in the Upper River Tamar area. At present the expected river levels suggest that primarily there may be flooding to low-lying land and roads. The main areas of concern are Bush, Stratton and Helebridge. Further showers, some of which may be heavy, are then expected throughout Sunday and into New Year’s Day. River levels are therefore likely to remain high throughout this period. Please take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Sunday afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 11:41
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Overnight heavy rainfall means that the river levels in the Upper River Tamar remain high. Flooding to low lying land and roads remains possible throughout Wednesday. The main areas of concern are Tamarstone Bridge and Crowford Bridge. We expect rivers to remain high throughout Wednesday and Thursday. From Friday, further unsettled weather is forecast which may cause rivers to rise again. 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 on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 17:32
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding remains possible on Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday. Over the last 9 hours we have seen heavy rainfall, and levels in the Rivers Tamar, Strat and Neet remain high. Further heavy showers are forecast in the early hours of Wednesday morning and expected levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads. The main areas of concern are Bush, Stratton and Helebridge. We expect rivers to remain high throughout Wednesday morning. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 10:35
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible on Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall and levels in the Rivers Tamar, Strat and Neet remain high. Further rain is forecast on Tuesday afternoon, and expected levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads. The main areas of concern are Bush, Stratton and Helebridge. We expect rivers to remain high throughout Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday morning and there is potential for levels to reach Flood Warning Thresholds along these rivers. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Tuesday evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 19:10
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible on Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall and the Rivers Tamar, Strat and Neet are now rising quickly. Further rain is forecast throughout Monday evening, and expected levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and road. The main areas of concern are Bush, Stratton and Helebridge. We expect the river to remain high throughout Monday evening, and there is potential for levels to quickly reach Flood Warning Thresholds along these rivers. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather 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 Alert issued on 14 Dec 2017 10:16
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
River levels are dropping but there is a possibility of further squally showers throughout the rest of Thursday. The catchment is saturated, so further increases in river level remain possible. This Alert and Floodline will be updated as the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2017 17:28
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Following continued showers, river levels are responding quickly. The forecast is for further showers tonight and into tomorrow. River levels are currently high. 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 as the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2017 12:41
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
We have been closely monitoring the River Tamar since early Sunday morning. Following the rain overnight, river levels on the River Tamar have risen. Levels remain high. Further isolated showers are forecast for this afternoon, though no significant totals are expected. This additional rain could lead to increased river levels on the River Tamar, and tributaries, throughout the rest of the day and into the evening. At this stage no property flooding is expected. We will continue to monitor the levels and will update the message as the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2017 21:44
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible from late evening Monday 27th November until the morning of Tuesday 28th November. Over the last 24 hours we have seen steady rainfall on already wet catchments and the River Tamar is now rising. Further rain is forecast in the early morning of Tuesday 28th November, expected levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river Tamar. We expect the river Tamar to remain high throughout Monday night and into Tuesday, though no flooding to properties is currently expected. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather 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 Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 16:15
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible on Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. Heavy showery rain is forecast during Wednesday evening. Expected river levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river and around the bridge at Bridgerule overnight. There is a risk of standing water due to leaf debris blocking drains. We expect the river to remain high throughout Thursday, although no flooding to properties is currently forecast. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing river blockages. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2017 10:09
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Following further rainfall over Saturday night, river levels in the River Tamar remain high. Flooding in areas of low lying land and roads around Tamarstone to Druxton Bridge including Boyton and Bridgerule may still be possible. The weather forecast for today is mostly dry with showers. Rivers are not expected to react and so, river levels will gradually fall throughout the day. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This message will be updated if the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2017 18:29
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
River levels in the River Tamar are still high in response to the heavy rain from Friday night and Saturday morning. The main area of concern is Tamarstone to Druxton Bridge including Boyton and Bridgerule. Levels suggest there may be flooding to low lying land and roads. A further band of rain is forecast into Saturday evening. River levels are expected to remain high overnight and into Sunday morning. 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 10am Sunday morning or earlier if the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2017 09:33
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Overnight we have seen heavy rainfall in the Upper River Tamar Area. River levels in the River Tamar are now rising. Currently the main area of concern is Tamarstone to Druxton Bridge where levels suggest there may be flooding to low lying land and roads around the river. Further heavy rain is forecast this afternoon and into this evening. River levels are expected to remain high throughout the day and may rise later in response to further rainfall. 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 6pm or earlier if the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Sep 2017 10:49
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Rivers levels are high following heavy rainfall yesterday and this morning. Slow moving and locally heavy showers are forecast during today and persist into the morning of Sunday 17th September. The main impacts are expected this evening Saturday 16th and overnight. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river is possible where repeated showers occur. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Sep 2017 16:34
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Rivers levels are high following heavy rainfall today. Scattered heavy showers are forecast for this evening and overnight into Saturday morning. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river is possible where repeated showers occur. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Further heavy showers are expected for Saturday evening and overnight. We are monitoring river levels and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Sep 2017 10:48
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible from Friday morning and into the afternoon. Rivers are rising following heavy showers over this area. Where repeated showers occur, there is the possibility of flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Further scattered heavy showers are forecast for tomorrow Saturday the 16th September. We are monitoring river levels and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jul 2017 17:02
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Heavy rainfall is forecast for this evening Saturday 29th July and overnight in the Upper River Tamar 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 Helebridge, Bridgerule and Yeolmbridge where levels suggest there may be flooding. 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 Tamarstone and Woolstone Mill can be viewed on our website.’


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jul 2017 15:49
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Following heavy rain overnight and this morning, river levels have now dropped. However, scattered heavy rainfall is forecast for your area over the weekend. This Flood Alert remains in force, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates if the situation changes. Listen to local radio and weather forecasts, be aware of conditions where you are. We have staff checking and clearing screens across the area.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jul 2017 11:12
River Tamar, River Strat, River Neet, River Ottery, River Kensey
Flooding is possible on Friday 21st July. Following heavy rain overnight and this morning, a band of heavy rain is moving east across Cornwall. Rain will be heavy at times particularly on high ground. River levels are rising quickly and are forecast to peak by 4pm. Rivers and surface water may cause flooding to low lying roads and land. If rain becomes slow moving or more intense than forecast, there may be some property flooding. Rain is expected to clear the area by 4pm, further rain is forecast over the weekend and into next week. Listen to local radio and weather forecasts, be aware of conditions where you are. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates if the situation changes. We have staff checking and clearing screens across Cornwall.