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.

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

  • 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 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.