Flood Alert Info - River Skerne

Area Description

Low lying areas along the River Skerne and its tributaries from its source downstream to the Tees Confluence, including the Carr Areas.
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 6 Feb 2021 19:33
River Skerne
River levels on the Skerne have risen as a result of persistent rainfall today, 06/02/2021. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is possible during this evening, overnight, and tomorrow, 07/02/2021. Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads. Further rain and snow is forecast overnight and we expect river levels to rise further overnight and to remain high during the day tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation and we are not expecting to issue any Flood Warnings. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 09:00 on 07/02/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Feb 2021 08:50
River Skerne
River levels remain high as a result of recent persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads is expected to continue today, 04/02/2021. Peak levels will be similar to those seen during Storm Christoph. Further heavy rainfall is forecast to continue falling across the catchment for the next few days and consequently we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 16:00 on 04/02/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Feb 2021 17:30
River Skerne
River levels have risen at the Preston-Le-Skerne and Darlington John Street river gauges as a result of persistent rainfall today, 03/02/2021. Consequently, flooding of riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads is expected to continue during this evening, 03/02/2021 and tomorrow, 04/02/2021. Peak levels will be similar to those seen during Storm Christoph. Further heavy rainfall is forecast to continue falling across the catchment for the next few days and consequently we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 09:00 on 04/02/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 19:53
River Skerne
River levels are forecast to rise on the River Skerne and its tributaries as a result of prolonged rainfall throughout today (Thursday) into Friday morning, 29/01/2021. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is possible from 03:00 Friday, 29/01/2021. Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast across the catchment into Friday morning so we expect river levels to remain high through Friday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 10:00 on 29/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2021 17:00
River Skerne
River levels remain high on the River Skerne, however are expected to gradually fall this evening, 21/01/21. Flooding of riverside footpaths, low lying land and roads is possible. We are closely monitoring the situation and do not expect to issue any Flood Warnings. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking defences and clearing any blockages from rivers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 09:30 on 22/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2021 09:07
River Skerne
River levels remain high on the River Skerne as a result of heavy rainfall which has fallen since Tuesday 19/01/21. Flooding of riverside footpaths, low lying land and roads is expected to continue throughout today, Thursday 21/01/21. The heavy rain has now cleared the area but there may be further showers this morning and we expect river levels to remain high until this evening. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking defences and clearing any blockages from rivers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 16:30 on 21/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2021 20:30
River Skerne
River levels remain high on the River Skerne as a result of heavy rainfall yesterday and today, 20/01/20. Further rainfall is forecast to continue falling across the catchment this evening, and therefore we expect river levels to remain high. Flooding of riverside footpaths, low lying land and roads is expected to continue. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue Flood Warnings if necessary. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking defences and clearing any blockages from rivers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 09:30 on 21/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2021 08:51
River Skerne
River levels have risen on the River Skerne and its tributaries as a result of heavy rainfall on Tuesday and overnight. Consequently, flooding of riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads is expected to continue today, 20/01/21. Further rainfall is forecast to continue falling across the catchment today with some heavier bursts of rain this evening, Wednesday 20/01/21 and consequently we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation but do not currently expect to issue any Flood Warnings. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking defences and clearing any blockages from rivers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 16:00 on 20/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2021 19:29
River Skerne
River levels are forecast to rise on the River Skerne and its tributaries as a result of persistent heavy rainfall today which is forecast to continue overnight and into Wednesday. Consequently, flooding of riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads is expected from 21:00 tonight, 19/01/21. Further heavy rainfall is forecast to continue falling across the catchment for the next few days and consequently we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue Flood Warnings if necessary. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking defences and clearing any blockages from rivers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 09:00 on 20/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 20:29
River Skerne
River levels have risen on the River Skerne as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, rivers will be high throughout Saturday evening, 15/02/2020, and into Sunday. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the weekend. We expect river levels to remain high over this period. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. We will issue Flood Warnings if required. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 22:18
River Skerne
Heavy rainfall experienced throughout Monday in the River Skerne area is forecast to continue overnight into Tuesday morning. We expect rivers to react and rise further in response. The main areas of concern are low lying areas of land and roads along the River Skerne and its tributaries from its source downstream to the Tees confluence, including the Carr Areas, where levels suggest that there will be flooding from 2am on Tuesday 03 April. We expect the river to remain high into Tuesday morning though no flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. We are monitoring river levels closely and our operational teams have been preparing by clearing screens and any blockages from rivers throughout the day. This message will be updated by 12pm Tuesday or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 07:15
River Skerne
After prolonged rainfall overnight the level of the River Skerne remains high. Isolated showers throughout the day are expected but are unlikely to have significant effects on river levels. The flood alert will remain in force until river levels drop. There may be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Darlington and Preston le Skerne. We are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. This message will be updated at 4pm on Thursday afternoon (23/11) or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 20:48
River Skerne
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Darlington area. The River Skerne is expected to rise steadily in response to this rainfall through this evening and overnight tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). Levels currently suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Darlington and Preston le Skerne. We do not expect any property flooding. We are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. This message will be updated at 10am on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes.