Flood Alert Info - Middle River Tamar

Area Description

Polson Bridge, Horsebridge, Gunnislake, Lifton and Sydenham.

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 Currently in Force

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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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 7 Dec 2018 15:28
River Tamar, River Lyd, River Thrushel
The heaviest rain has now cleared and no significant rain is forecast for this area. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the night. 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 Saturday morning (8th December).


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2018 06:21
River Tamar, River Lyd, River Thrushel
Heavy rain has fallen overnight and this morning, Friday 7th December. Catchments are wet and rivers are responding to rainfall. This may result in flooding to low lying land and roads close to rivers. The heaviest rain is forecast to clear the area by mid-morning today. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the day, 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 Friday afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Dec 2018 16:13
River Tamar, River Lyd, River Thrushel
River levels remain high after last night’s rainfall. A further band of moderate to heavy rain will move across the area this evening Saturday 01st December, and overnight into the early hours of Sunday morning. This may cause flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river on Sunday from around 4am until midday. Further heavy showers are forecast to affect the area throughout Sunday, 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 30 Nov 2018 16:22
River Tamar, River Lyd, River Thrushel
River levels remain high after rainfall yesterday. Frontal bands of rain will move across Cornwall overnight tonight into Saturday morning 1st December and again Saturday evening into Sunday morning, with further frontal rain expected on Tuesday 4th December. Widespread moderate to heavy rain is forecast, becoming persistent at times and heaviest over high ground. This may cause flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river in the early hours of Saturday morning from around 7am, with floodwater rising again into the evening and overnight into Sunday. We expect the river to remain high throughout this period, 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 if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2018 17:17
River Tamar, River Lyd, River Thrushel
Following rain on Friday and Saturday river levels remain high. Bands of heavy showers will continue overnight. The ground is saturated and river levels in smaller watercourses may rise quickly in response to localised heavy rain. Minor flooding of roads and low lying properties adjacent to the river is possible. Blocked drains increase the risk of surface water flooding. Following the strong winds and rain owners of properties at risk of surface water flooding may wish to take steps before the overnight rain to check that nearby drains and gullys are clear of debris such as litter, leaves and branches. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have teams in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This Alert and Floodline will be updated by 10am Sunday 11th November or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2018 12:16
River Tamar, River Lyd, River Thrushel
River levels remain high following the heavy rainfall yesterday. Further showers are forecast throughout Saturday. Following Friday’s rainfall, the ground is saturated and therefore in smaller watercourses river levels can rise quickly in response to localised heavy rain. Minor flooding of roads and low lying properties adjacent to the river is possible. Blocked drains may also increase the risk of surface water flooding. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 12:14
River Tamar, River Lyd, River Thrushel
Flooding is possible during Friday afternoon and evening. A deep area of low pressure will bring a band of heavy rainfall which tracks east during the day. Rainfall will be highest over areas of high ground, particularly across the Moors. Expected levels suggest that there will be some minor flooding of roads and other low lying areas near Polson Bridge, St Leonards, Lifton, Sydenham, Netherbridge and Greystone Bridge. Strong winds will cause increased autumnal debris, which could block drains and result in localised surface water flooding. 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 15 Mar 2018 00:57
River Tamar, River Lyd, River Thrushel
Flooding is possible into Thursday morning. Following persistent heavy rainfall river levels have risen. Catchments are very wet leading to flooding of low lying land and roads. Further heavy showers are expected throughout the early hours of Thursday 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 26 Dec 2017 17:32
River Tamar ,River Lyd,River Thrushel,
Flooding is possible on Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday. Over the last 9 hours we have seen heavy rainfall and levels in the Middle River Tamar remain high. A further band of heavy showers is forecast overnight into Wednesday and expected levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads. The main areas of concern are Crowford Bridge and Polson Bridge. 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 Lyd,River Thrushel,
Flooding is possible on Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall and levels in the Middle River Tamar remain high. A further band of heavy 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 Crowford Bridge and Polson Bridge. 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 19:02
River Tamar ,River Lyd,River Thrushel,
Flooding is possible on Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall and levels in the Middle River Tamar 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 Crowford Bridge and Polson Bridge. 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 11 Nov 2017 18:36
River Tamar ,River Lyd,River Thrushel,
Following heavy rain Friday night and Saturday morning, river levels in the River Tamar are now rising. Currently the main area of concern is from Netherbridge to Greystone Bridge including Polson Bridge. Levels suggest there may be flooding to low lying land and roads. A further band of rain is forecast for 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 16 Sep 2017 10:46
River Tamar ,River Lyd,River Thrushel,
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 16:31
River Tamar ,River Lyd,River Thrushel,
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 10:56
River Tamar ,River Lyd,River Thrushel,
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 17:17
River Tamar ,River Lyd,River Thrushel,
Heavy rainfall is forecast for this evening Saturday 29th July and overnight in the Middle 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 Polson Bridge, Horsebridge, Gunnislake, Lifton and Sydenham 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 Lifton Park, Polson Bridge and Gunnislake can be viewed on our website.