Flood Warning Info - River Axe (Lower) from Axminster to Axmouth

Area Description

riverside properties and roads between Axminster and Axmouth, including Musbury, Whitford Bridge, the A3052 at Colyford and the A35 at Yarty Bridge .
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 29 Feb 2020 08:36
River Axe
Flooding is expected from early morning on Saturday 29th February. The heavy and persistent rainfall experienced in the early hours of Saturday morning is now beginning to clear the area, with wintry showers to follow throughout the day. The ground in many areas is totally saturated and the rainfall has caused the River Axe to rise, which will remain high throughout Saturday. River levels are forecast to peak upstream at approximately midday on Saturday. Properties and low lying areas between Whitford and Musbury, the A3052 at Colyford, the A35 at Yarty Bridge, Seaton Marshes, and farms and other isolated properties between Axminster and Axmouth, will start to flood first. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 15:57
River Axe
Heavy rain has fallen over the last 48 hours in the East Devon area, and river levels remain high. We expect riverside locations and roads from Axminster to Axmouth to remain at risk. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Heaviest rain has cleared this area but rain showers are forecast for the next few days. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 02:45
River Axe
Heavy rain will continue to fall in the East Devon area. This is causing river levels to remain high. Properties and low lying areas around Whitford Road between Whitford and Musbury, the A3052 at Colyford, the A35 at Yarty Bridge, Seaton Marshes, farms and other isolated properties between Axminster and Axmouth, will remain at risk. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated Sunday afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Feb 2020 17:44
River Axe
Flooding is expected on Saturday evening into Sunday Heavy rain falling in the East Devon area will continue overnight. This is causing the River Axe to rise and the river is forecast to continue rising. Properties and low lying areas around hitford Road between Whitford and Musbury, the A3052 at Colyford, the A35 at Yarty Bridge, Seaton Marshes, and farms and other isolated properties between Axminster and Axmouth, will start to flood from Saturday evening. River levels are expected to continue to rise overnight and into the early hours of Sunday morning. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Dec 2019 17:56
River Axe
Flooding is expected on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday. Heavy rain falling in the Upper Axe area is causing the River Axe to rise. Properties and low lying areas around Whitford Road between Whitford and Musbury, the A3052 at Colyford, the A35 at Yarty Bridge, Seaton Marshes, and farms and other isolated properties between Axminster and Axmouth, will start to flood first. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Dec 2019 00:29
River Axe
Flooding is expected in the early hours of Thursday morning. Heavy rain falling in the Lower Axe area has caused the River Axe to rise and the river is forecast to continue rising through the night. Properties and low lying areas around Whitford Road between Whitford and Musbury, the A3052 at Colyford, the A35 at Yarty Bridge, Seaton Marshes, and farms and other isolated properties between Axminster and Axmouth, will start to flood first. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes. Our staff are out in the area and will relay information and assist the emergency services and council.


Flood Warning issued on 6 Mar 2019 06:20
River Axe
Heavy rain falling in the area overnight has caused the River Axe and tributaries to rise. The river is predicted to reach our Flood Warning criteria. River levels are expected to peak on Wednesday morning. Properties and low lying areas at risk include: Hitford Road between Whitford and Musbury, the A3052 at Colyford, the A35 at Yarty Bridge, Seaton Marshes, and farms and other isolated properties between Axminster and Axmouth. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the morning and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Dec 2018 18:11
River Axe
Heavy bands of rain throughout Tuesday the 18th of December have caused the River Axe and tributaries to rise. The river is predicted to reach our Flood Warning criteria. Properties and low lying areas around Hitford Road between Whitford and Musbury, the A3052 at Colyford, the A35 at Yarty Bridge, Seaton Marshes, and farms and other isolated properties between Axminster and Axmouth, will start to flood first from around 7pm on Tuesday. River levels will be at their highest around midnight. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2017 21:01
River Axe
Flooding is expected overnight on Boxing Day. Heavy rain has been falling in the area and more is likely in the early hours of Wednesday morning. This is causing the River Axe to rise and the river is forecast to remain high through the night. Properties and low lying areas around Whitford Road between Whitford and Musbury, the A3052 at Colyford, the A35 at Yarty Bridge, Seaton Marshes, and farms and other isolated properties between Axminster and Axmouth, will start to flood first. Further flooding is possible around 3am as river levels rise after a second band of rain. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the night and this message will be updated as the situation changes.