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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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 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.