Flood Alert Info - Middle River Eden

Area Description

River Eden and tributaries from Temple Sowerby to the confluence with the River Irthing at Warwick Bridge including Langwathby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Wetheral and Warwick on Eden.
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 11 Aug 2019 15:48
River Eden
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is expected. Low lying land and roads in the Langwathby, Skirwith, Melmerby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Brocklewath, Wetheral and Warwick Bridge areas are at particular risk. High river levels are also possible on the River Eden, Skirwith Beck, Melmerby Beck, Harrow Beck, Raven Beck, Cairn Beck, Trout Beck and their tributaries.We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff have been mobilised and are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Aug 2019 23:11
River Eden
River levels in the Eden Valley remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall on the Pennines today. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains today and into the early hours of Sunday morning 11/08/19. Low lying land and roads in the Langwathby, Skirwith, Melmerby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Brocklewath, Wetheral and Warwick Bridge areas may be affected. High river levels are possible on the River Eden, Skirwith Beck, Melmerby Beck, Harrow Beck, Raven Beck, Cairn Beck, Trout Beck and their tributaries. The current forecast shows that rainfall is easing off tonight, clearing Sunday a.m. however further rainfall is forecast from around midday Sunday. We expect river levels to remain high throughout this period. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are continuing to check defences and clearing debris screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Aug 2019 14:14
River Eden
River levels in the Eden Valley are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall on the Pennines today. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between this afternoon and tonight 10/08/19. Low lying land and roads in the Langwathby, Skirwith, Melmerby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Brocklewath, Wetheral and Warwick Bridge areas may be affected. High river levels are possible on the River Eden, Skirwith Beck, Melmerby Beck, Harrow Beck, Raven Beck, Cairn Beck, Trout Beck and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 6 hours We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid driving through flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 21:13
River Eden
The Rivers Eden and surrounding tributaries remain high following today's heavy rainfall. Low lying areas along the rivers will be affected. Light showers are expected overnight and into Sunday 17/03/19. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and do not expect to issue any Flood warnings. This alert will be updated in morning of 17/03/19.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 16:37
River Eden
The Rivers Eden and surrounding tributaries are beginning to rise due to the rain that started in the early hours of this morning. Low lying areas along the rivers will be affected. Currently, we are expecting the rain to continue into the late afternoon of 16/03/19 with some heavy showers in places. This is followed by lighter showers into the evening. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation. This alert will be updated later in the evening of 16/03/19


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 10:52
River Eden
River levels are forecast to rise at the Eden Valley river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is expected between 11:00 and 17:00 today, 12/03/19. Low lying land and roads in the Langwathby, Melmerby, Lazonby, Armathwaite, Brocklewath, Wetheral and Warwick Bridge areas may be affected. High river levels are possible on the River Eden and its tributaries. Further showers are forecast for the rest of the day, with further heavy rainfall and strong winds expected overnight into Wednesday morning. We expect river levels to peak around 15:00 on 12/03/19. We do not currently expect any flood warnings to be issued. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing trash screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 12/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 10:15
River Eden
River levels have risen at the Eden Valley river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of some low lying roads and farmland is possible between 11:00 and 17:00 today, 12/03/19. Low lying land and roads may be affected in the Langwathby, Skirwith, Melmerby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Brocklewath, Wetheral and Warwick Bridge areas. High river levels are possible on the River Eden, Skirwith Beck, Melmerby Beck, Harrow Beck, Raven Beck, Cairn Beck, Trout Beck and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing Debris Screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated as and when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 12:01
River Eden
River levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from during Saturday 09/02/19. Low lying land and roads in the Langwathby, Skirwith, Melmerby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Brocklewath, Wetheral and Warwick Bridge areas may be affected. High river levels are possible on the River Eden, Skirwith Beck, Melmerby Beck, Harrow Beck, Raven Beck, Cairn Beck, Trout Beck and their tributaries. Forecast rainfall is lighter but river levels may remain above flood alert level for Saturday afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Saturday afternoon 09/02/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 16:59
River Eden
River levels have risen during Friday as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from Friday evening into Saturday 09/02/19. Low lying land and roads in the Langwathby, Skirwith, Melmerby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Brocklewath, Wetheral and Warwick Bridge areas may be affected. High river levels are possible on the River Eden, Skirwith Beck, Melmerby Beck, Harrow Beck, Raven Beck, Cairn Beck, Trout Beck and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast overnight into Saturday. We expect river levels to rise until Saturday afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been clearing debris screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Saturday morning 09/02/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2018 07:44
River Eden
River levels remain high following recent rainfall but will start to drop during Sunday. There are a few showers forecast on Sunday morning but no significant amount of rain is expected.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 21:48
River Eden
There has been some intense rain through Saturday. While generally clearing overnight, there could still be some heavy outbursts. There remains a significant amount of surface water in the area. We will be closely monitoring the situation overnight and throughout tomorrow. We will update this message should the situation change.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 10:27
River Eden
Rivers have risen following Friday and Saturday mornings rainfall and will continue to remain high throughout Saturday. We are expecting further heavy rain during Saturday which will keep rivers high. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 00:38
River Eden
Rivers have risen following today’s rainfall and will continue to remain high throughout the evening. We are expecting more intense rain through the early hours of Saturday morning which will keep river levels high. Currently, the rivers are expected to peak late Saturday afternoon. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 18:10
River Eden
Heavy rain is currently affecting the area, this will clear early evening returning later tonight and will continue throughout Saturday. The River Eden will react to this rainfall and will reach the Flood Alert level from 10.30pm tonight. It is likely that the river will rise overnight and will remain high throughout Saturday. We will be closely monitoring the situation overnight and throughout tomorrow. We will update this message should the situation change.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Sep 2018 10:04
River Eden
Following the heavy rain through the night the River Eden remains high in the upper catchments. This water is still to travel to Carlisle and the river is continuing to rise in the middle Eden. We are expecting more heavy showers through the day but don't anticipate this to cause any issues. The river levels are likely to peak around midday and will continue to fall throughout the evening. We continue to monitor the situation and have staff checking for any debris.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 09:07
River Eden
Following heavy rainfall overnight on Tuesday into Wednesday morning river levels remain high. Flooding of low lying land and roads may be possible as a result. Further showers are forecast through Wednesday and Thursday, however rainfall totals are minimal. We do not expect river levels to reach Flood Warning thresholds. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will update this message in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 18:39
River Eden
The weather overnight Tuesday will be fairly unsettled with some potentially heavy rain and strong winds. Combined with this forecast for heavy rainfall, snowmelt is an additional factor in causing river levels to rise above the Flood alert threshold and flooding to low lying land and roads is possible. Further showers are expected throughout the day on Wednesday and we are continuing to monitor the situation and will update if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 16:12
River Eden
Following recent rainfall, the level of the river Eden has peaked and is now falling. The weather should be mainly dry during the rest of today and will turn colder however we may experience some showers. We do not expect this rainfall to affect river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 08:41
River Eden
Thursday 23 November is expected to be drier than Wednesday although some showers are still expected. River levels remain high, but have started to fall. We will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message in due course or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 21:11
River Eden
River levels have risen in response to the heavy and persistent rain experienced across the County. We will continue to receive showers with some heavy pulses during this evening until approximately 4 am tomorrow morning. The weather will then be mainly dry for the forthcoming days. Staff have been on the ground operating and checking assets. We continue to monitor the situation and will update this message.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Nov 2017 15:01
River Eden
Heavy and persistent rain is expected across parts of northern England on Wednesday before gradually easing during Wednesday night. Many places will see 25-50 mm of rain, with around 100 mm possible over higher ground. Heavy rain will gradually clear eastwards during Wednesday night. There remains some uncertainty with regards to the exact location of the heaviest rain. Heavy rain will be accompanied by strong winds across many parts of the County. Rivers in Cumbria are currently very responsive to rainfall and river levels have risen as a result of rainfall last night. Levels have risen slightly through today, but will rise again this evening as further rain falls ahead of the main front tomorrow. River response expected from tomorrow morning with main impacts expected tomorrow afternoon and into the evening.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2017 21:36
River Eden
The heavy rainfall has now passed over Cumbria. This Flood Alert remains in force due to current river and lake levels and there may be localised flooding to low lying land and roads. We are constantly monitoring river and lake levels and have Environment Agency operational teams in the field checking and clearing blockages on watercourses. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2017 12:46
River Eden
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy and persistent rainfall throughout Cumbria. This has meant that river and lake levels are now rising. The rainfall is forecast to continue through today (Wednesday 11th October 2017) into the early afternoon. This Flood Alert remains in force as river and lake levels continue to rise and levels suggest that there may be localised flooding to low lying land and roads. We are constantly monitoring river and lake levels and have Environment Agency operational teams in the field checking and clearing blockages on watercourses. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Oct 2017 16:29
River Eden
Heavy and persistent rainfall is forecast to arrive in Cumbria just before midnight, and is due to continue through Wednesday before clearing by mid-afternoon. Potentially significant rainfall accumulations are possible over high ground, which will be accompanied by strong winds. River and lake levels are expected to rise from early Wednesday morning and through Wednesday daytime as a result of the forecast rainfall, which could result in localised flooding of low lying land and roads. Given the time of year and the strong winds forecast, the risk of blockages on watercourses and drainage systems from falling leaf litter and branches is increased. Environment Agency operational teams have been clearing blockages on watercourses in preparation throughout Tuesday. Environment Agency duty officers are monitoring rainfall, river and lake levels closely. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Sep 2017 15:03
River Eden
Persistent, heavy rainfall is forecast this evening Tuesday 12th September and will continue overnight into Wednesday morning. Rivers and lakes will react to the rain and are forecast to rise throughout the night. River levels will be at their highest between 03:00 and 06:00 on Wednesday morning. Remain safe, monitor your local weather conditions and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout and this message will be updated as the situation changes.