Flood Warning Info - Alfriston

Area Description

Cuckmere River at Alfriston from Shermans Bridge to Deans Place Hotel including Milton Lock and Long Bridge.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 6 Mar 2020 10:23
Cuckmere
River levels in Alfriston have fallen from their peak, but are still very high. Friday and Saturday 7/3/2020 are forecast to be dry. River levels will continue to fall slowly, but until Saturday 7/3/2020, flood impacts will continue to affect Willows car park, River Lane, North Street, Old Clergy House and Deans Place Hotel Alfriston. More rain is predicted Sunday morning and Monday afternoon 9/3/2020. The risk of flooding will increase again, dependant on the amount of rain we receive. Current predictions suggest river levels could return to similar heights seen the last two days, but probably slightly lower. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, such as the roads suggested in this message. We continue to monitor river levels and forecasts. We will update this message by 12:00 7/3/2020


Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 21:05
Cuckmere
The Cuckmere River has been rising steadily in response to 26mm of rainfall today. River levels will continue to rise, possibly reaching levels higher than during Storm Dennis. Flooding is expected from 03:00 Friday 06/03/2020. Flooding is expected to affect Willows car park, River Lane, North Street, Old Clergy House and Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston, including gardens, rural roads and extensively through nearby fields. Thursday evening and Friday should be relatively dry but river levels are not expected to begin to fall until 21:00 on Friday 06/03/2020 and are not likely to return to more normal levels until Sunday 08/03/2020. However, further rain is forecast into next week and so levels may rise, and flood risk could return again. Please plan to avoid driving through flood prone roads and areas suggested in this message. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 16:00 06/03/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 08:53
Cuckmere
River levels are still very high on the Cuckmere, but now beginning to fall, after Storm Dennis's widespread heavy rain. Flood impacts will continue to affect fields, gardens, roads and isolated properties. Including: Willows car park, River Lane, North Street, Old Clergy House and Deans Place Hotel Alfriston. Please continue to take care in and around flood affected areas, flood water can contain hidden dangers. Only isolated showers are expected until Thursday 20/2/2020. These showers are unlikely to cause river levels to rise significantly, if at all. However, river levels will not return to normal until Wednesday evening 19/2/2020. Plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, suggested in this message. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 11:00 18/2/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 18:14
Cuckmere
Water levels in the Cuckmere River are high and rising steadily following 30 mm of persistent rain today (Sunday 16/02/2020). From midnight (00:00 Monday morning) 17/02/2020 isolated flooding impacts are expected to affect fields, rural roads and gardens. This includes, but is not limited to, land in Alfriston between the Cuckmere River, and North Street and the High Street, including the Willows car park, Old Clergy House, Deans Place Hotel and River Lane. Rain is expected tomorrow 17/02/2020 but is not expected to increase water levels further. The river will peak by 06:00 tomorrow morning (17/02/2020), returning to normal by the end of the week. Flood water can be deep and dangerous, please take extreme care if walking near the river in Alfriston. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. This message will be updated by 20:00 on 17/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 10:27
Cuckmere
River levels are still high in Alfriston, but will continue to fall during Monday. Flooding impacts will continue. Locations to be affected will include North Street, Willows car park, Old Clergy House, Deans Place Hotel and River Lane. Monday should stay largely dry. Light rain Tuesday morning will be followed by the chance of heavy showers Tuesday afternoon 24/12/2019. As long as the heaviest showers miss the Cuckmere there should not be a significant rise in river levels through Alfriston. Further rain is forecast for Boxing day. The river will rise, but should peak below recent heights on Friday 27/12/2019. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, including the roads suggested in this message. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 14:00 24/12/2019.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 10:49
Cuckmere
River levels are still high following Saturday’s rain. Flooding impacts will continue. Locations to be affected will include North Street, Willows car park, Old Clergy House, Deans Place Hotel and River Lane. River levels will begin to peak by 21:00 22/12/2019, and then begin to slowly fall. Sunday and Monday should stay largely dry, which should allow river levels to fall to lower levels by Tuesday 24/12/2019. There remains a possibility of heavy showers on Tuesday 24/12/2019, which may cause river levels to rise again. We'll share more information on the forecast over coming days. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, including the roads suggested in this message. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 12:00 23/12/2019.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 16:53
Cuckmere
River levels are still high following Friday’s heavy rain. More widespread rain is forecast from 17:00 21/12/2019 until 08:00 22/12/2019. Flooding is expected to continue. Locations affected will include North Street, Willows car park, Old Clergy House, Deans Place Hotel and River Lane. River levels will continue to rise until 23:00 22/12/2019 and then slowly fall. Sunday and Monday should stay largely dry, but rain is forecast for Tuesday (24/12/2019), which may cause river levels to rise again. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, including the roads suggested in this message. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 12:00 22/12/2019.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 19:57
Cuckmere
Following nearly a month’s rainfall over the past week and 20mm Thursday night, river levels are still very high on the River Arun. Flood impacts will likely continue until Sunday 22/12/2019. Locations to be affected will include North Street, Willows car park, Old Clergy House, Deans Place Hotel and River Lane. A small amount of rain in the early hours of Saturday will be followed by more widespread rain between 17:00 Saturday 21/12/2019 and 08:00 Sunday 22/12/2019. While river levels may fall slightly Friday night and Saturday morning, by Sunday (22/12/2019) river levels will return to heights similar to those experienced Friday (20/12/2019), if not higher. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, including the roads mentioned in this message. We will update this message by 17:00 21/12/2019.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 09:55
Cuckmere
Following nearly a month’s rainfall over the past week, and 20mm Thursday night, river levels are high and rising on the Cuckmere River. Flooding is expected from 12:00 20/12/2019. Locations to be affected will include North Street, Willows car park, Old Clergy House, Deans Place Hotel and River Lane. The widespread rain has now cleared, leaving a largely dry day Friday, apart from isolated showers. Widespread rain will return from 15:00 Saturday 21/12/2019. River levels will continue to rise until 12:00 21/12/2019, but further increases should be expected Saturday evening (21/12/2019) following the next band of rain. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, including the roads suggested in this message. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 21:00 20/12/2019.