Flood Alert Info - South Pembrokeshire

Area Description

Rivers in south Pembrokeshire .

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

Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2018 15:01
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area but with some tidal influence following the recent spring high tides, river levels in the Ritec catchment will remain high over the next few days. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next few days.

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 2 May 2018 09:37
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue to ease. The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 10:11
South West
Due to restrictions at the tidal outfall, river levels in the River Ritec in the Salterns area of Tenby are likely to remain high for a number of days. You may notice river levels rising slightly as each high tide arrives. The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the areas. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next few days.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 05:50
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 9:00AM today, Monday 2nd April. Further heavy showers are expected throughout the day. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours. You may notice river levels rising in the River Ritec a few hours before and after the high tides, which will be at around 8:15AM this morning and 8:30PM this evening. This message will be updated as the situation changes. .


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 12:15
South West
Due to restrictions at the tidal outfall, river levels in the River Ritec in the Salterns area of Tenby are likely to remain high for a number of days. You may notice river levels rising slightly as each high tide arrives. The rainfall has now cleared the area but there may be showers tomorrow morning Saturday 17 March 2018. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and each rising tide will give a high risk of flooding of low-lying land overnight and over the weekend.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2018 14:59
South West
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Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2018 04:14
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 09:00 AM on Thursday 15 March 2018 with further heavy showers later in the day. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land this morning Thursday 15 March 2018 and during the next 12 hours particularly for the River Ritec which will be tide locked during this morning's high tide.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 13:36
South West
The level of the River Ritec at Tenby has continued to rise over the last 12 hours but is now approaching its peak level and is expected to gradually recede over the next 2-3 days. This gradual downward trend will be interrupted at intervals by the influence of tidal high-water levels at the outfall of this watercourse and you may notice slightly increased levels as each high tide is approached. The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area and dry conditions should prevail over the next 24hrs. Some showery outbreaks are forecast for Sunday afternoon but these are not expected to produce substantial quantities of rain. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land over the weekend.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2018 23:07
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 3:00 AM on Saturday the 10th of March. Additional bands of rain are forecast to track north-eastwards during Saturday morning and afternoon. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land over the weekend. The level of the River Ritec at Tenby is expected to remain above the flood alert level for at least 24hrs but the level will also fluctuate with the tidal cycle.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 13:44
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the Pembrokeshire area. The combination of ground conditions, snowmelt and existing river levels, gives a high risk of flooding in low-lying land during the rest of the week. This is particularly relevant to the River Ritec in the Tenby area where the river level will rise in combination with the high tides. Levels in the River Ritec in the Kiln Park area will remain high approximately one and a half hours after the peak of the tide.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2018 19:36
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the Pembrokeshire area and the remainder of the evening and overnight will remain generally dry. The combination of ground conditions, snowmelt and existing river levels together with rainfall during the course of today, Monday, gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours. This is particularly relevant to the river Ritec in the Tenby area where the river level will rise in combination with high tides tonight and tomorrow morning. The times of high tide at Tenby are approximately 9pm tonight, Monday and 9 am tomorrow morning, Tuesday. Levels in the river Ritec in the Kiln Park area will remain high approximately one and a half hours after the peak of the tide.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 10:50
South West
Following the heavy rainfall on Sunday 21st January, river levels in the Ritec in the Salterns area of Tenby are high. River levels are receding slowly. Due to restrictions at the tidal outfall, river levels in the Ritec are likely to remain high for several days. You may notice river levels rising slightly as each high tide arrives.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 10:12
South West
Following the heavy rainfall yesterday on Sunday 21st January river level in the Ritec in the Salterns area of Tenby are very high. River levels are likely to peak this morning on Monday the 22nd January, after which levels should begin to recede. However, due to restrictions at the tidal outfall, river levels in the Ritec are likely to remain high for several days. You may notice river levels rising slightly as each high tide arrives.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 16:39
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area. Some roads may have already been affected by surface water, however the situation may get worse around high tide this evening, 8:45 PM. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next few days, becoming worse at high tide.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2018 14:17
South West
Due to restrictions at the tidal outfall, river levels in the River Ritec in the Salterns area of Tenby are likely to remain high for a number of days. You may notice river levels rising slightly as each high tide arrives. Rainfall is expected from 06:00 PM, and is forecast to continue until 11:00 PM tonight, Wednesday 17th of January. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2018 13:28
South West
Due to restrictions at the tidal outfall, river levels in the River Ritec in the Salterns area of Tenby are likely to remain high for a number of days. You may notice river levels rising as each high tide arrives. The combination of ground conditions and existing river levels gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours, in connection with the periods of high tides.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2018 17:54
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area, however scattered showers remain possible overnight. This mornings heavy rainfall in combination with the high tide is causing the Ritec to back up and rivers levels to rise. . The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours. Please note this alert may be extended to cover further high tide periods tomorrow, which may again allow the Ritec to back up and levels to rise.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 09:45
South West
The River Ritec at Tenby is expected to remain above the Flood Alert level until the start of next week, as the current series of high tides continue to restrict discharge from the outfall at Tenby. There is currently a slight downward trend in the observed peak river level at Kiln Park. Levels of the River Ritec will fluctuate between high tide and low tide as the rate of discharge is affected. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land over the next 3-4 days.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 11:08
South West
The River Ritec at Tenby is expected to remain above the Flood Alert level for at least another 3-4 days as the current series of high tides continue to restrict discharge from the outfall at Tenby. There is currently a slight downward trend in the observed peak river level at Kiln Park but this may be reversed as periods of heavy rainfall are expected during this evening and also overnight into Wednesday morning. Levels of the River Ritec will fluctuate between high tide and low tide as the rate of discharge is affected. . A band of rain will arrive in Pembrokeshire at 17:00 on Tuesday the 2nd of January and rainfall is expected to continue until about 20:00. . The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land over the next 3-4 days


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 09:36
South West
Due to restrictions at the tidal outfall, river levels in the River Ritec in the Salterns area of Tenby are likely to remain high for a number of days. You may notice river levels rising slightly as each high tide arrives. The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area but further bands of rain are expected over the next few days. . The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land over the weekend


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 14:32
South West
A prolonged period of rain over the last few days has raised the level of the River Ritec at Tenby. The level will remain elevated for several days as increasing tidal high-water levels will restrict the outflow from the tidal outfall on this watercourse. A band of rain is expected to reach the southern part of Pembrokeshire by 2:00 a.m on Friday and rainfall is forecast to continue for 3-4 hours with the potential for some heavy downpours. . The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2017 12:39
South West
The rainfall is forecast to ease by06:00 PM on Sunday 10th December 2017. The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours particularly where rivers are tide locked