Flood Alert Info - Upper River Medway

Area Description

The River Medway from Forest Row to Penshurst, including Ashurst.
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 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 16 Nov 2020 17:19
River Medway
River levels are falling between Forest Row and Ashurst. They will remain high but stable overnight at Penshurst. No significant rainfall is currently forecast and we do not expect flood conditions to worsen. Flooding of property is not expected. This message will be updated by 10am on Tuesday 17 November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2020 07:27
River Medway
River levels are high but steady as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected to continue through today, Monday 16 November. We expect flooding for low lying land and roads around Forest Row, Ashurst, Hartfield and Penshurst. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. This message will be updated by 6pm, Monday 16 November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 18:42
River Medway
River levels are continuing to rise as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected to continue through the night, Sunday 15 November and into Monday 16 November. We expect flooding for low lying land and roads around Forest Row, Ashurst, Hartfield and Penshurst. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. This message will be updated by 8am, Monday 16 November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 07:59
River Medway
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected from 09:00 am today, Sunday 15 November. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Forest Row, Ashurst, Hartfield and Penshurst. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. This message will be updated by 4pm, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2020 01:07
River Medway
River levels have fallen following heavy rainfall on Thursday 5 March. The risk of flooding to low lying land and roads has fallen. Further rainfall is expected on Sunday morning 8 March. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and clearing trash screens. This flood alert is likely to be removed by 10am on Saturday 7 March 2020.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 16:46
River Medway
River levels are falling steadily following heavy rainfall on Thursday 5 March 2020. The risk of flooding remains at this time, however no further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. 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 2am on Saturday 7 March 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 16:33
River Medway
River levels are falling steadily following heavy rainfall on Thursday 5 March 2020. The risk of flooding remains at this time, however no further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. 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 2am on Friday 7 March 2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 20:12
River Medway
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible throughout the Upper Medway catchment into Friday 6th March. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 3 hours. We do not anticipate any property flooding at this time. 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 10am, Friday 6th March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 13:28
River Medway
River levels are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible throughout the Upper Medway catchment from 3pm today, Thursday 5th March. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We do not anticipate any property flooding at this time. 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 8pm, Thursday 5th March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 18:08
River Medway
River levels are now falling but remain very high as a result of heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis. Flooding of low lying land and roads around Forest Row, Ashurst, Hartfield and Penshurst is expected to continue overnight into Tuesday morning, 18 February. Please avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are monitoring the situation and our incident response staff will continue to be out in this area, checking structures and clearing blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 10am on Tuesday 18 February.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 05:25
River Medway
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours. Subsequently flooding of low lying land and roads is continuing around Forest Row, Ashurst, Hartfield and Penshurst and is expected to continue through today, Monday 17 February. Please avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and Flood Warnings have been issued in the areas at risk. Please maintain awareness for subsequent messages. Our incident response staff will continue to be out in this area, checking structures and clearing blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 6pm on Monday, 17 February.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 15:33
River Medway
River levels have risen on the Upper River Medway as a result of heavy rainfall yesterday and throughout today. Flooding of low lying land and roads is continuing around Forest Row, Ashurst, Hartfield and Penshurst and is expected to continue into tomorrow morning, 17 February. Please avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. The heavy rain is expected to continue through until Sunday evening and river levels are currently expected to peak on Monday morning, 17 February, and will remain high through tomorrow as well. We are closely monitoring the situation and Flood Warnings have been issued in the areas at risk. Please maintain awareness for subsequent messages. Our incident response staff will continue to be out in this area, checking structures and clearing blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 6am on Monday, 17 February.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 05:45
River Medway
River levels have risen on the Upper River Medway as a result of heavy rainfall, Saturday 15/02/20, and this morning Sunday 16/02/20. Flooding of low lying land and roads is continuing around Forest Row, Ashurst, Hartfield and Penshurst. Please avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. The heavy rain is expected to continue through until Sunday evening and river levels are currently expected to peak around this time, 16 February. We are closely monitoring the situation, there is the potential for Flood Warnings to be issued during Sunday for some locations, please maintain awareness for subsequent messages. Our incident response staff will continue to be out in this area, checking structures and clearing blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 5pm on Sunday 16 February.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 19:50
River Medway
River levels are rising on the Upper Medway as a result of heavy rainfall today, Saturday 15 February. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected around Forest Row, Ashurst, Hartfield and Penshurst. Flooding is expected to begin from 10pm this evening, Saturday 15 February. Please avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. The heavy rain is expected to continue through until Sunday afternoon and river levels are currently expected to peak during Sunday evening, 16 February. We do not expect the internal flooding of properties at this stage and we are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff will be out over the weekend, checking structures and clearing blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 10am on Sunday 16 February.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 13:13
River Medway
River levels are forecast to rise on the Upper Medway as a result of heavy rainfall commencing today, Saturday 15 February. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected around Forest Row, Ashurst, Hartfield and Penshurst. We are not currently expecting the internal flooding of properties. Low-impact flooding will commence in the early hours of Sunday and will peak by early afternoon on Sunday 16 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff will be out over the weekend, checking structures and clearing blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 8pm on Saturday 15 February.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 08:05
River Medway
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall as a result of yesterday's heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue until mid afternoon today, 14/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the rivers, particularly around Ashurst. Friday is expected to remain largely dry although Storm Dennis will see further impacts from Saturday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from the River Medway. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 5pm this afternoon, 14/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 17:09
River Medway
River levels continue to rise in response to heavy rainfall this morning and showers during today, Thursday 13/02/2020. There is flooding of low-lying land and roads close to the river, particularly in rural locations around Hartfield and Penshurst. Property flooding is not expected. We currently expect river levels on the River Medway to peak this evening but flooding of low-lying ground is likely to remain until Friday morning, 14/02/2020. Further isolated showers are possible this evening but overnight into Friday should be relatively dry. Further rainfall is expected on Friday evening and we are expecting further impacts as a result of Storm Dennis over the weekend. Please avoid walking along low-lying farmland or footpaths near the watercourses. We are carefully monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. This message will be updated by 10am on 14/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 07:08
River Medway
River levels are rising in response to heavy rainfall this morning, Thursday 13/02/2020. Flooding of low-lying land and roads close to the rivers is possible from 8:30am this morning, particularly in rural locations around Hartfield and Penshurst. Property flooding is not expected. The heavy rain has now cleared the area this morning, but further isolated showers are forecast during the day today. We currently expect river levels on the River Medway to peak later this afternoon but flooding of low-lying ground is likely to remain until early on Friday morning, 14/02/2020. Please avoid walking along low-lying farmland or footpaths near the watercourses. We are monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. This message will be updated by 5pm on 13/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 18:30
River Medway
River levels are high as a result of heavy rainfall but are beginning to fall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is still possible to continue until tomorrow, 11/02/20. Further heavy rain showers are forecast over the coming days. River levels have peaked with no further rise forecasted. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from the Medway. 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 tomorrow morning, 11/02/20, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 10:47
River Medway
River levels are high but steady as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue until 6:00pm today, 10/02/20. Further heavy rain showers are forecast over the coming days. River levels have peaked and will remain steady, with no further rise forecasted. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from the Medway. 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 this evening, 10/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 18:09
River Medway
This flood alert has been issued as river levels are rising due to persistent rainfall today, Sunday 09/02/20. Further heavy showers are forecast overnight tonight. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the River Medway is possible. We expect river levels to remain high tomorrow, 10/02/20, as further rainfall is forecast over the next 24hrs. We are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Please avoid using low lying land, roads and footpaths near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 10:00, Monday 10/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jan 2020 20:05
River Medway
River levels are rising as a result of heavy rainfall today, Monday 27th January. Further heavy showers are forecast overnight tonight. We therefore believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the River Medway. Rainfall is expected to ease tomorrow, Tuesday 28th January, and we expect river levels to fall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying land, roads and footpaths near the river, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 10am, Tuesday 28th January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jan 2020 21:22
River Medway
Heavy rainfall this evening, Sunday 26/01/2020, has caused river levels to rise. Some further heavy showers are expected overnight tonight. We therefore believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the River Medway. Property flooding is not expected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying land, roads and footpaths close to the River Medway. We will update this message by 9am on Monday 27/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 18:38
River Medway
River levels have peaked in response to rainfall overnight, Thursday 16th January, but remain high. There is still a possibility of flooding of low lying land and roads close to the River Medway. Property flooding is not expected. No further rainfall is forecast tonight, Friday 17th January, or tomorrow Saturday 18th January. We expect river levels to have fallen by tomorrow morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads close to the River Medway, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 9am, Saturday 18th January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 09:13
River Medway
River levels have risen and continue to rise as a result of rainfall overnight. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the river. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. 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 this afternoon, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 16:54
River Medway
This is a pre-emptive alert based on forecast rain overnight from 09:00pm. River levels are forecast to rise, with impacts predicted to occur around 3:00am. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the river. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. 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 tomorrow morning (17/01/2020), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 16:21
River Medway
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains as river levels remain high. No further rainfall is forecast overnight. River levels have peaked and will remain steady, with no further rise forecasted. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and liaising with emergency services and our partners. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 07:49
River Medway
River levels are high but steady as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue particularly around Ball's Green and Ashhurst areas. Further rainfall is forecast until late morning. We expect river levels to remain high until tonight on 15/01/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 15/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 16:43
River Medway
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 03:00 am and through tomorrow, 15/01/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the rivers, particularly on and around Balls Green and Ashurst. Further rainfall is forecast until midday on the 15/01/20. We expect river levels to rise until mid afternoon Thursday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from the Upper Medway and checking our defences and structures. 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 tomorrow morning, 15/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 18:53
River Medway
Levels in the Upper Medway catchment remain high following recent rainfall. The weather forecast is for less rainfall over the next few days, which will allow river levels to begin falling. Residents should remain vigilant and avoid flooded land or driving through flooded roads. We continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated in the morning on Monday 23/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 06:08
River Medway
Levels in the Upper Medway catchment remain high following recent rainfall. The weather forecast is for less rainfall over the next few days, which will allow river levels to begin falling. Residents should remain vigilant and avoid flooded land or driving through flooded roads. We continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated by 6pm on Sunday 22 December or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 15:38
River Medway
Levels in the Upper Medway remain high and although falling slowly, further rainfall is forecast later on Saturday 21 December which could see a return to higher levels seen earlier in the week. Residents should remain vigilant and avoid flooded land or driving through flooded roads. We continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated by 8am on Sunday 22 December or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 03:50
River Medway
This flood alert remains in force. River levels remain very high in response to heavy rainfall. We have issued a Flood Warning for parts of the Upper River Medway area between Forest Row and Penshurst, however all areas of low-lying land close to the river could see localised flooding. We continue to monitor river levels and our teams are patrolling catchments to ensure the free flow of water. It may be worth re-planning routes when travelling to avoid waterlogged roads. This message will be updated by 2pm on Saturday 21/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 13:39
River Medway
This alert remains in force. River levels remain very high in reaction to heavy rainfall seen overnight, Thursday 19/12/19 into Friday 20/12/19. We have issued a Flood Warning for parts of the Upper River Medway area between Forest Row and Penshurst, however all areas of low lying land close to the river could see localised flooding. We continue to monitor river levels and our teams are patrolling catchments to ensure the free flow of water. It may be worth re-planning routes when travelling to avoid water logged roads. This message will be updated Friday evening, 20/12/19.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 04:21
River Medway
This alert remains in force. River levels are expected to rise once again in reaction to heavy rainfall forecast overnight, Thursday 19/12/19 into Friday 20/12/19. We have issued a Flood Warning for parts of the Upper River Medway area between Forest Row and Penshurst, however all areas of low lying land close to the river could see localised flooding. We are monitoring river levels and our teams are patrolling catchments to ensure the free flow of water. It may be worth re-planning routes when travelling to avoid water logged roads. This message will be updated by 13:00 on Friday 20/12/19.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 20:20
River Medway
This alert remains in force. River levels are expected to rise once again in reaction to heavy rainfall forecast overnight, Thursday 19/12/19 into Friday 20/12/19. We have issued a Flood Warning for parts of the Upper River Medway area between Forest Row and Penshurst, however all areas of low lying land close to the river could see localised flooding. We are monitoring river levels and our teams are patrolling catchments to ensure the free flow of water. It may be worth re-planning routes when travelling to avoid water logged roads. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Friday 20/12/19.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 09:26
River Medway
This alert remains in force. River Levels are peaking around Penshurst in the River Medway. Overnight rainfall was heavier than forecast, especially in the west of the county, consequently river levels will remain high and fall through Thursday evening. Tonight the forecast is for heavy pulses of rain over night Thursday 19th and Friday 20th. River levels are expected to rise from early on Friday morning. We are monitoring river levels and our teams are patrolling catchments to ensure the free flow of water. It may be worth replanning routes when travelling to avoid water logged roads.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 18:40
River Medway
Further rainfall is expected over night tonight into the early hours of Thursday 19.12.19, causing river levels to rise once more. This is likely to see a return of flooding of low lying roads and farmland close to the river. Flooding is possible from 04:00 tomorrow morning, Thursday 19.12.19. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this stage. Unsettled conditions are likely to continue for the rest of the week, causing levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. this message will be updated by 09:00 tomorrow morning 19.12.19, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 20:42
River Medway
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of local roads and farmland is expected to continue overnight and into Wednesday morning, 18/12/19, particularly in rural areas around Hartfield, Ashurst and Penshurst. Further rainfall is forecast overnight on Wednesday and over the next few days into the weekend. As a result, we expect river levels to respond to further rainfall and remain high until at least Sunday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from the local rivers. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning,18/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 11:25
River Medway
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected throughout today, 17/12/19, particularly around Hartfield and Ashhurst. Further rainfall is forecast from Wednesday evening into the weekend. We expect river levels to remain high until Saturday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from the Medway. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 17/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2019 18:04
River Medway
Heavy rain is forecast overnight, causing river levels to rise on Tuesday 17 December 2019. This is likely to see a return of flooding of low lying roads and farmland similar to that seen last week. Flooding is expected from 01:00 on Tuesday 17 December. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Unsettled conditions are likely to continue for the rest of the week, causing levels to remain high until the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. this message will be updated tomorrow morning 17 December 2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 15:19
River Medway
Levels remain high during Friday 13th of December but should begin to fall slowly this evening and continue to fall overnight. Isolated showers may occur during this period but are not expected to result in further increases in water levels. This message will be reviewed by 10am on Saturday the 14th of December.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 07:25
River Medway
River levels will continue to remain high during the morning of Friday 13 December, causing flooding to low lying land and roads. Flooding of property is not expected. The forecast is for dry conditions during daytime, before showers arrive Friday evening and continue throughout the weekend. This message will be updated by 16:00 Friday 13 December 2019.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 17:14
River Medway
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is expected between 23:00 on Thursday 12 December and 13:00 tomorrow, Friday 13 December 2019. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast later tonight with showery weather continuing through the weekend. We expect river levels to remain high until 13:00 Friday 13 December. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 13 December 2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 09:45
River Medway
River levels are high in response to heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday. Flooding of low-lying land and roads close to the river, particularly in rural locations around Hartfield and Penshurst, is expected to continue. River levels in most places along the Upper Medway have peaked although the level at Penshurst will remain high all day. Flooding of properties is not expected but we are monitoring the situation closely. Settled weather conditions are expected from Friday. Please avoid walking along low-lying farmland or footpaths near the watercourses. Removal of this Flood Alert is expected this evening, 28/11/19.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 17:58
River Medway
River levels are high in response to heavy rainfall last night and persistent rain today. Flooding of low-lying land and roads close to the rivers, particularly in rural locations around Hartfield and Penshurst, is expected to continue. River levels in many places are expected to peak later this evening on Wednesday 27/11/19. Flooding of properties is not currently expected but we are monitoring the situation closely. Further light showers are forecast this evening, before a period of more settled weather conditions on Thursday and Friday. We currently expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow on 28/11/19. Please avoid walking along low-lying farmland or footpaths near the watercourses. We are monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. This message will be updated by 10am on 28/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 07:55
River Medway
River levels are high and are continuing to rise in response to heavy rainfall last night. Flooding of low-lying land and roads close to the rivers, particularly in rural locations around Hartfield and Penshurst, is expected throughout the day today. Levels are expected to peak later this afternoon or this evening on Wednesday, 27/11/19. Further heavy showers are forecast this morning and this afternoon before a period of more settled weather conditions on Thursday and Friday. Flooding of properties is not currently expected but we are monitoring the situation closely. Please avoid walking along low-lying farmland or footpaths near the watercourses. We are monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. This message will be updated by 4pm on 27/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 20:54
River Medway
River levels are high and may rise further as a result of heavy showers which are currently forecast overnight and during the day on Wednesday, 27/11/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low-lying land and roads close to the rivers, particularly in rural locations around Hartfield. Flooding of properties is not expected. We currently expect river levels to remain high until Wednesday afternoon on 27/11/19. Please avoid walking along low-lying farmland or footpaths near the watercourses. We are monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. This message will be updated by 10am on 27/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 08:17
River Medway
River levels are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland around Hartfield, Ashurst and Fordcombe is possible on Thursday morning, 14/11/19. Flooding of properties is not expected. Further rainfall is forecast through Thursday 14/11/19 and again on Friday into Saturday. We expect river levels to continue to rise on Thursday 14/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing trash screens and checking our defences and structures. 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 4pm today, 14/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 17:12
River Medway
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall expected overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland around Hartfield, Ashurst and Fordcombe is possible from 05:00 am through tomorrow, 14/11/19. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast through Thursday 14/11/19 and again on Friday into Saturday. We expect river levels to begin rising at 01:00 am on 14/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing trash screens and checking our defences and structures. 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 08:00am tomorrow morning, 14/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Nov 2019 08:16
River Medway
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall yesterday, Saturday 2nd November. We expect river levels to remain high today, Sunday 3rd November, although do not expect further heavy rainfall during the day today. Flooding of low lying land, footpaths and roads close to the River Medway is possible at this time. Flooding of properties is not expected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. Please remain aware of your local situation and take care in areas of low lying land close to the River Medway. This message will be updated by 4pm today, Sunday 3rd November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 20:52
River Medway
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall today, Saturday 2nd November. Flooding of low lying land, footpaths and roads close to the River Medway is possible tonight and into tomorrow morning tomorrow, Sunday 3rd November. Flooding of properties is not expected at this time. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. Please remain aware of your local situation and take care in areas of low lying land close to the River Medway. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near the river. This message will be updated at 8am on Sunday 3rd November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 14:42
River Medway
River levels are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall today, Saturday 2nd November. Flooding of low lying land, footpaths and roads close to rivers is possible between the afternoon today, Saturday 2nd November, and the morning tomorrow, Sunday 3rd November. Flooding of properties is not expected at this time. We expect river levels to remain high until Sunday morning, 3rd November. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. Please remain aware of your local situation and take care in areas of low lying land close to rivers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated at 8am on Sunday 3rd November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Oct 2019 17:26
River Medway
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue around Hartfield until 7:00am tomorrow, 19/10/2019. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 12:00pm on 19/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris along the Upper Medway. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by tomorrow morning, 19/10/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Oct 2019 13:05
River Medway
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected around Hartfield to begin between 1:00 pm 18/10/2019 through to Saturday morning 19/10/2019. Further heavy showers are forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Saturday morning on 19/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris along the Upper Medway. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 18/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2019 09:31
River Medway
River levels have fallen but likely to rise again during Sunday 10 February. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast this morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. This message will be updated by 18:00 on Sunday 10 February.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 19:19
River Medway
River levels are falling but further rainfall is forecast this evening and on Sunday 10 February. This will cause levels to rise again during Sunday. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Sunday 10 February.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 07:32
River Medway
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is likely today, 9 February 2019. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast this evening and on Sunday 10 February. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. This message will be updated by 18:00 on Saturday 9 February.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2018 08:07
River Medway
River levels are rising in the Upper Medway catchment following heavy rainfall since Friday evening and will continue to rise throughout Sunday 11th November. A total of 50 millimetres of rain has fallen over the weekend. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible from mid morning from Ashurst to Leigh. Surface water flooding is also likely. Further light showers are possible throughout the day, continuing into Monday 12th November. Flooding of property is not expected at this stage. Please take care in flooded areas and avoid driving through floodwaters. We will continue to monitor river levels and update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 May 2018 00:20
River Medway
River levels in the Upper River Medway have peaked and will fall through the night. No further increase in river levels is expected. We will continue to monitor river levels, and will update this message on Tuesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 11:09
River Medway
River levels on the Upper Medway are rising in response to rainfall overnight and during today, Monday 30 April. The more intense rainfall has fallen on high ground so hasn’t affected the Upper Medway as much as anticipated. Flooding of low lying land and roads is still possible between Hartfield and Penshurst. Water levels are expected to peak later this evening and overnight into Tuesday 1 May. The heavy rain should ease and clear eastwards during Monday evening leaving a largely dry day on Tuesday. With rainfall continuing through the day, surface water flooding in localised areas is possible in some areas. Please be careful in areas close to the river channel and be aware of your surroundings. We have staff monitoring river levels closely and will update this message later this afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 03:28
River Medway
This Flood Alert is issued in anticipation of heavy rain forecast through Monday 30 April. Water levels are likely to rise in the Upper Medway catchment. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible during Monday afternoon. Surface water flooding is also likely. The rain is not expected to clear until Tuesday 1 May. Flooding of property is not expected at this stage. We will continue to monitor river levels and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Apr 2018 18:28
River Medway
This Flood Alert is issued in anticipation of heavy rain forecast overnight on Sunday 29 April and into Monday 30 April. Water levels are likely to rise overnight in the Upper Medway catchment. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible during Monday morning. River levels may continue to rise throughout Monday 30 April. Surface water flooding is also likely. Further rain is forecast throughout Monday and is not expected to clear until Tuesday 1 May. Flooding of property is not expected at this stage. We will continue to monitor river levels and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 11:03
Medway
River levels in the Upper River Medway area will remain high throughout New Year’s Day, Monday 1 January, in response to rainfall seen yesterday. There is the potential for a further band of rainfall to pass over the area today which may cause river levels to rise once more, so please be careful in areas close to the river channel. Our duty staff are monitoring river levels and will update this message this evening, or earlier if conditions change.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 19:55
Medway
River levels on the Upper Medway remain high and are rising again in response to heavy showers this afternoon, Sunday 31 December. Flooding of low lying land from Hartfield through to Penshurst is possible overnight into New Year's Day morning. Isolated showers are possible this evening but it is expected to be largely dry overnight. More significant heavy showers are possible during the day tomorrow, Monday 1 January. Please be careful in areas close to the river channel and be aware of your surroundings. We have staff monitoring river levels and will update this message tomorrow morning, 1 January 2018.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 17:58
Medway
River levels in the Upper River Medway area have remained high throughout today, Saturday 30 December, in response to rain seen yesterday and through the night last night. We expect to see another band of rain pass over the area tonight and into Sunday 31 December which could cause river levels to rise once more. Please be careful in areas close to the river channel and be aware of your surroundings. We have staff monitoring river levels and will update this message tomorrow, Sunday 31 December.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 10:30
Medway
River levels in the Upper River Medway area will remain high throughout today, Saturday 30 December, in response to rain seen yesterday and through the night last night. Please be careful in areas close to the river channel where standing water may still be apparent. We have staff monitoring river levels and will update this message this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 13:29
Medway
River levels on the Upper River Medway are rising quickly in response to heavy rainfall seen this morning, Friday 29 December 2017. River levels will remain high throughout this afternoon and with further rainfall forecasted for tonight river levels could remain high into Saturday 30 December. Flooding of low lying land and areas close to the river channel is expected, however property flooding is not expected at this time. Please remain safe in the areas of concern. We have duty staff constantly monitoring river levels and have staff ready to remove any blockages which may occur in the river channel. This message will be updated on the morning of Saturday 30 December or sooner if conditions change.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 18:38
Medway
River levels in the Upper Medway have risen in response to the rainfall seen today, Wednesday 27 December, and will continue to remain high throughout this evening and into Thursdayday 28 December. We are continuing to monitor the situation, but with a dry day forecasted for Thursday 28 December, we anticipate river levels falling to a more normal level by Thursday afternoon. Friday 29 December and into the weekend may see further showers and we will monitor the situation closely and re-issue flood alerts if necessary. This message will be updated on the morning of Thursday 28 December.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 07:01
Medway
The Upper Medway is high following a period of heavy rain overnight. Further rain is due from early morning on Wednesday therefore the river will remain high and fast flowing for the remainder of the day, with the peak in the Hartfield and Ashurst area, not expected until late afternoon. No internal flooding of property is expected and we do not expect to issue a Flood Warning.