Flood Alert Info - Upper Ouse

Area Description

Upper Ouse and tributaries from Slaugham to Barcombe Mills.
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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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 09:05
River Ouse
Last night, 12mm of rain fell. River levels near Ardingly have already peaked and are slowly falling. River levels nearer Barcombe are still slowly rising, and will continue to do so until mid-afternoon Tuesday 10/3/2020. River levels will peak considerably lower than last week, but minor flood impacts could still affect fields, rural roads and gardens. Flooding of property seems unlikely. Fine drizzle Tuesday evening 10/3/2020 could accumulate to another 5mm by Wednesday morning, and maybe generate another minimal river response. There are currently no large amounts of rain forecast for the rest of the working week. From Wednesday, river levels should be able to slowly fall until the weekend. Please plan to avoid driving through Barcombe Mills Road and keep property protection products installed as a precaution, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 12:00 11/3/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 18:19
River Ouse
River levels all along the Upper Ouse have returned to near normal, following last week's heavy rain. However, rain is falling again, and is expected to continue until Tuesday morning. Between 10-20mm of rain is predicted, which will cause river levels to rise along the Upper Ouse. If we receive the higher totals, minor flood impacts could affect fields, rural roads, gardens and may get close to a few properties, possibly near Freshfield Mill Farm from 04:00 10/3/2020, and 10:00 10/3/2020 in Barcombe. The weather will remain unsettled for the rest of the week, but in general there should be less rain. The river should be able to fall towards more normal levels from Wednesday 11/3/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through Barcombe Mills Road and install property protection products now, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 12:00 10/3/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Mar 2020 09:05
River Ouse
River levels all along the Upper Ouse have returned to near normal. Rain Sunday morning was less than predicted and the few showers Sunday 8/3/2020 will only cause river levels to rise by a minimal amount. Further widespread rain Monday evening (9/3/2020) is expected to cause river levels to rise higher, from 22:00 Monday 9/3/2020, but still only by a relatively small amount, compared to last week. There may be further periods of rain Tuesday to Thursday 12/3/2020, but none are currently predicted to bring as much rain as Monday. Flood risk may reduce later in the week. Please keep flood protection products close by, ready to be installed Monday evening, if you have them. Plan to avoid driving on flood prone routes Tuesday 10/3/2020. We will continue to monitor river levels and forecasts. We will update this message by 21:00 9/3/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2020 09:57
River Ouse
River levels between Ardingly and Fletching have already returned to near normal levels following Thursday's rain. River levels in Barcombe are still higher than normal, but falling. Saturday 07/03/2020 is forecast to be dry, which will allow river levels to fall a little further. However, minor flood impacts are likely to continue to affect fields, gardens and roads near Barcombe. The amount of rain forecast early Sunday (08/03/2020) morning has decreased. River levels are still predicted to rise along the Upper Ouse, but only by a small amount, peaking by 13:00 in Ardingly and 17:00 in Barcombe. Minimal flood impacts could still be possible. River levels are expected to rise higher, following rain Monday afternoon 09/03/2020, but should not rise as high as recent days. Please keep flood protection products installed, if you have them. We are operating our structures to help reduce the risk of flooding. We will update this message by 12:00 08/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 10:04
River Ouse
River levels on the Ouse remain high, but have begun to fall. Friday and Saturday 7/3/2020 are forecast to be dry. River levels will continue to fall very slowly. But minor flood impacts will likely continue to affect properties, gardens, fields and rural roads until Saturday 7/3/2020. However, more rain is predicted Sunday morning and Monday afternoon 9/3/2020. The risk of flooding will increase again Sunday and Monday, dependant on the amount of rain we receive. Current predictions suggest flooding could be possible again, but with river levels slightly lower. Please keep flood protection products installed, if you have them, and plan to avoid driving on roads prone to flooding such as Barcombe Mills Road and others near Sharpsbridge. Remain prepared for the risk of flooding to increase again from Sunday. We are operating our structures to help reduce the risk of flooding and will continue to monitor river levels and forecasts. We will update this message by 12:00 7/3/2020


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 13:20
River Ouse
The Upper Ouse is rising steadily in response to 12mm of rainfall this morning. A further 15mm of rainfall is forecast before the end of the day. River levels will continue to rise and flooding is possible from 17:00 in Ardingly and 21:00 in Barcombe 05/03/2020. Properties could be affected, as well as water affecting fields, gardens and rural roads. Locations affected could include Shell Brook cottages Ardingly, Lindfield Bridge, near Freshfield Mill Farm, Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge, the Anchor Inn and Barcombe Mills. Thursday evening and Friday will be relatively dry, so river levels should begin to fall from 11:00 in Barcombe on Friday 06/03/2020. However, river levels near Barcombe will stay high until Saturday and further rain is forecast into next week and so levels may rise again. Please plan to avoid driving through Barcombe Mills Road and install property protection products now, if you have them. We will update this message by 13:00 06/03/2020


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 08:54
River Ouse
River levels are still high on the Ouse, but are now beginning to fall, after Storm Dennis's widespread heavy rain. Flood impacts may continue to affect fields, gardens, roads and isolated properties. Including areas around Freshfield and Barcombe Mills. Some roads will be impassable. Please continue to take care in and around flood affected areas, flood water can contain hidden dangers. Rain has now cleared, and only isolated showers are expected until Thursday 20/2/2020. These showers are unlikely to cause river levels to rise significantly, if at all. River levels may not return to normal until Wednesday 19/2/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 11:00 18/2/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 20:38
River Ouse
Storm Dennis has brought 50mm of rain, with a further 1 to 2 mm possible by 06:00 17/02/2020. River levels are rising and flooding is possible from Ardingly down to Barcombe throughout tonight. Warnings are issued for Freshfield Bridge, Lindfield Bridge and Barcombe Mills area. Property flooding is expected, as well as affecting fields, gardens and roads. Impacts could be similar to Christmas 2019. Locations could include Slaugham Place, Brantridge Lane, Shell Brook cottages Ardingly, Lindfield Bridge, Freshfield Mill Farm, Millers Cottage, Freshfield, roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge, The Anchor Inn and Barcombe Mills. With only isolated showers through to midweek, river levels should begin to fall by Monday evening. Please plan to avoid driving through Barcombe Mills Road and install property protection products now, if you have them. We have opened our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help reduce risk. We will update this message by 12:00 17/2/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 15:32
River Ouse
Storm Dennis is forecast to bring widespread heavy rainfall Saturday and Sunday 16/2/2020. It is hard to predict so far ahead, but flooding is possible from 10:00 near Ardingly and 14:00 closer to Barcombe (16/02/2020). Flood impacts will include fields, gardens, roads and possible property flooding. Impacts could be similar to Christmas 2019. Locations impacted could include: Slaugham Place, Brantridge Lane; Shell Brook cottages in Ardingly; Lindfield Bridge; Freshfield Mill Farm and Millers Cottage, Freshfield; roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge; the Anchor Inn and Barcombe Mills. Rain will ease Sunday afternoon followed by isolated showers through to midweek. River levels should begin to fall by Monday evening 17/2/2020. Please avoid driving through Barcombe Mills Road and install property protection products now, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 20:00 16/2/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 12:10
River Ouse
River levels near Sharpsbridge, Goldbridge and Barcombe are still high, but are slowly falling. River levels through Ardingly, Lindfield Bridge and near Freshfield Mill Farm are close to normal. Flooding will continue to affect fields, gardens and rural roads including Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge and Barcombe Mills Road, and isolated properties at Barcombe Mills, including the Anchor Inn. Light rain this evening (14/2/2020) should not affect river levels. Storm Dennis will bring widespread, persistent and heavy rain on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Widespread flooding along the Ouse is possible on Sunday 16/02/2020, and properties could be affected. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding such as Barcombe Mills Road. Keep flood protection products installed, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce risk. This message will be updated by 19:00 on 15/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 18:15
River Ouse
River levels through Ardingly, Lindfield Bridge and near Freshfield Mill farm are still high, but are now slowly falling. River levels near Sharpsbridge, Goldbridge and Barcombe are still slowly rising, and will continue to rise until approximately 23:00 13/2/2020. But should not rise much more than 15cm, before beginning to slowly fall, and then will fall until Saturday 15/2/2020. Flooding will continue to affect fields, gardens and rural roads including Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. And isolated properties including the Anchor Inn. Storm Dennis may cause widespread flooding to affect properties Sunday 16/02/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding such as Barcombe Mills road and keep flood protection products installed, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 14:00 14/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 08:28
River Ouse
The Ouse is rising steadily following 20 mm of rain this morning (13/02/2020). From 10:30 at Freshfield and 13:00 13/02/2020 nearer Barcombe Mills, flooding is possible. Flooding will affect fields, gardens and rural roads including Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. And also approach isolated properties including the Anchor Inn. Only minimal flood impacts are expected above Ardingly, and at Lindfield Bridge. With only showers forecast Thursday and Friday 14/02/2020, river levels should begin to fall by 02:00 14/02/2020 in Barcombe Mills, earlier upstream. Storm Dennis may cause flooding to affect more properties Sunday 16/02/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding such as Barcombe Mills road and install flood protection products now, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 20:00 13/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 20:25
River Ouse
The Upper Ouse through Goldbridge and Barcombe Mills is still higher than normal, following Storm Ciara’s rain. Minor flood impacts will continue until Tuesday 11/2/2020, affecting fields, rural roads and gardens, and near to isolated buildings including the Anchor Inn. River levels through Goldbirdge, Freshfield Bridge and Barcombe Mills are now falling and should return to normal by Tuesday evening 11/2/2020. Showers Monday night and Tuesday 11/2/2020 should not cause river levels to rise significantly, if at all. However, widespread heavy rain could return Thursday 13/2/2020, which has the potential to cause another period of minor flooding. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding such as Barcombe Mills road and keep flood protection products installed, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 12:00 11/2/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 09:20
River Ouse
The Upper Ouse is still higher than normal, but our data is showing that in all communities, other than Goldbridge and Sharpsbridge, river levels are falling. There is a particularly high tide in Newhaven at 12:00, which may slow the river’s fall – and could cause a small increase at Barcombe, as the water from Goldbridge makes its way south. River levels should be nearer to normal by 10:00 11/2/2020. Water will continue to affect fields, gardens and rural roads and approach isolated properties, but we are not expecting internal flooding. Showers Monday and Tuesday 11/2/2020 are not expected to cause river levels to rise significantly. However, widespread rain is predicted Thursday 13/2/2020 which will likely see a return of flood risk. Please keep flood protection products installed, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 21:00 10/2/2020


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 01:32
River Ouse
The Upper Ouse is rising steadily following 15 mm of rain, brought in heavy showers Sunday afternoon 9/2/2020, with Storm Ciara. From 01:30 9/2/2020 in Freshfield Bridge, Freshfield Mill Farm, 03:00 at Lindfield, and 06:00 at Goldbridge and Barcombe Mills, flooding is possible. Flooding could affect fields, rural roads, gardens and isolated properties including near the Anchor Inn. Further showers are possible until Wednesday 12/02/2020 which could keep river levels high. But the river should initially peak by 05:00 Monday 10/2/2020 near Ardingly and by 16:00 10/2/2020 in Barcombe Mills. Returning to nearer normal by Tuesday evening 11/2/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding such as Barcombe Mills road and install flood protection products now, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 13:00 10/2/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jan 2020 13:09
River Ouse
Water levels in the River Ouse are rising following 10-20 mm of rain yesterday and more forecast for today. From 17:00 Monday evening (27/01/2020) minor impact flooding, with shallow depths could affect fields, rural roads and gardens in Slaugham Place, Brantridge Lane, Freshfield Mill Farm, Millers Cottage, Freshfield and Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. Heavy showers are expected to continue throughout Monday evening (27/01/2020) which will cause water levels to rise further. The river will peak by 23:00 on Monday (27/01/2020), returning to normal by Wednesday (29/01/2020). Some roads may become impassable, please avoid driving through these routes. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. We'll keep monitoring levels and forecasts and update our messages. This message will be updated by 10:00 on 28/01/2020


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 10:06
River Ouse
15mm of rain fell on the River Ouse Thursday evening 16/1/2020. The river is still rising, but should peak lower than experienced Wednesday 15/1/2020 into Thursday. Minor flood impacts are still expected to affect fields, rural roads and gardens between Freshfield Mill and Barcombe, including Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge, and close to the Anchor Inn and Barcombe Mills. River levels should have begun to fall by 17:00 Friday 17/1/2020. We could see a few isolated showers pass over the area today. But the weekend and start of next week are forecast to be predominantly dry. River levels should return to near normal by Saturday afternoon. Please plan to avoid driving on Barcombe Mills road and through other routes vulnerable to flooding suggested in this message. Please keep flood protection products installed, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help reduce risk. This message will be updated by 13:00 on 18/1/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 12:07
River Ouse
The River Ouse through Barcombe is still high, but slowly falling. Upstream locations closer to Ardingly are nearer normal. Further rain is forecast this afternoon (16/01/2020), through to the early hours of Friday 17/01/2020. There is still uncertainty, but if the heaviest rain appears, flood impacts could be possible tomorrow (17/01/2020). From 05:00 at Lindfield Bridge, 07:00 in Freshfield Mill, and 09:00 in Barcombe, flooding could affect fields, rural roads, gardens and isolated buildings. More likely near Barcombe Mills, including the Anchor Inn, Sharpsbridge and Fletching Mill Bridge. Only isolated showers on Friday and a dry weekend, should allow rivers to begin to fall by 18/01/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding in this message. Please keep flood protection products installed, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help reduce risk. This message will be updated by 13:00 on 17/1/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 11:00
River Ouse
The River Ouse has risen steadily after 30 mm of rain in the past 24 hours. River levels have now stabilised through Ardingly, Lindfield Bridge and Freshfield Mill. But are still slowly rising between Sharpsbridge, Fletching Mill Bridge and Barcombe. Flooding will continue to affect fields, rural roads and gardens and will be close to isolated properties including the Anchor Inn and Barcombe Mills. The river above Freshfield Mill should begin to fall Wednesday afternoon. The river at Barcombe may not begin to fall until early Thursday morning (16/1/2020). Further heavy rain is then possible Thursday afternoon 16/1/2020 with showers Friday. River levels will stay higher than normal until the weekend. Plan to avoid driving through flood affected routes, including Barcombe Mills road and keep flood protection products installed, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 13:00 16/1/2020


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 19:30
River Ouse
The River Ouse has risen steadily after 10 mm of rain today 14/1/2020. An additional 20mm of rain is possible before mid morning Wednesday 15/1/2020. If all of this rain occurs, flooding is possible from 03:00 15/1/2020 in Lindfield Bridge and near Freshfield Mill Farm. And from 05:30 nearer to Barcombe Mills, including Sharpsbridge. Flooding is likely to affect fields, rural roads and gardens, but could get close to a few isolated properties. The river will not begin to fall until Thursday in many locations, and with further rain is possible Thursday (16/1/2020) and Friday water levels could stay high until the weekend. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, including Barcombe Mills road. Please install flood protection products now, if you have them as a precaution. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 13:00 15/1/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2019 10:43
River Ouse
River levels are still high in and near Barcombe. Flood impacts will remain until Tuesday 24/12/2019. Locations affected include Barcombe Mills, including the Anchor Inn. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. Light rain Tuesday morning will be followed by the chance of heavy showers Tuesday afternoon 24/12/2019. River levels will only rise significantly if the heaviest of showers falls near the Ouse. Further rain is forecast for Boxing day, which could again see river levels rise. At the moment, we do not believe river levels will rise higher than they have been over the past week. Please keep flood protection products in place. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 14:00 24/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 13:02
River Ouse
Following approximately 10mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours river levels remain high. Minor flood impacts are still possible near Freshfield Mill Farm, Millers Cottage, Freshfield and Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge and properties at Barcombe Mills, including the Anchor Inn. River levels near Ardingly and Lindfield Bridge are falling to normal levels. Settled weather means it will be dry today which should allow river levels to fall. Showers are possible Tuesday (24/12/2019) which could cause further minor flood impacts. Please keep flood protection products in place. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 14:00 23/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 13:00
River Ouse
River levels are still high between Sheffield Bridge and Barcombe. Flood impacts will remain until Monday 23/12/2019. Locations affected include Freshfield Mill Farm, Millers Cottage, Freshfield and Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge and properties at Barcombe Mills, including the Anchor Inn. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. Widespread rain is forecast between 17:00 Saturday 21/12/2019 and 08:00 Sunday 22/12/2019. The river is likely to rise in all locations from Saturday afternoon, potentially to similar levels or higher than seen Friday (20/12/2019). This may also cause a return of flood impacts in Ardingly, Bridge House, Deans Mill and Lindfield Bridge. More heavy rain could fall Tuesday (24/12/2019). Please keep flood protection products in place. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 14:00 22/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 13:12
River Ouse
Following nearly a month’s rainfall over the past week, and 20mm Thursday night, river levels are high on the River Ouse. Flooding will continue until approximately 22:00 on 21/12/2019. Locations affected will include properties at Ardingly and Bridge House, Deans Mill and Lindfield Bridge, properties at Freshfield Mill Farm, Millers Cottage, Freshfield and Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge, and properties at Barcombe Mills, including the Anchor Inn. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. The odd isolated shower is possible during Friday and Saturday morning, with widespread rain predicted between 15:00 and 21:00 Saturday afternoon (21/12/2019). Saturday’s rain could cause river levels to rise again and possibly higher. Please keep flood protection products in place. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 14:00 21/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 21:06
River Ouse
River levels are very high, but currently stable. However, we are expecting heavy rain between 01:00 and 07:00 Friday morning (20/12/2019). River levels could rise even higher. From 05:30 20/12/2019 flooding could affect isolated properties at Ardingly and Bridge House, Deans Mill and Lindfield Bridge. From 09:30, flooding could approach properties at Freshfield Mill Farm, Millers Cottage, Freshfield and Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge and the Anchor Inn, Barcombe Mills Road and properties within Barcombe Mills. The river should initially peak by 22:00 20/12/2019 in Barcombe, but rain Friday night and Saturday could see river levels rise again. Please install flood protection products this evening in Barcombe, if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 14:00 20/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 11:40
River Ouse
River levels through Ardingly and Lindfield Bridge have now peaked and are falling following 20mm of rain Wednesday night. Flooding impacts affecting fields, rural roads, gardens and approaching properties will affect locations including Freshfield Bridge, Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge, Barcombe and the Anchor Inn. River levels near Barcombe will continue rising until 20:00 19/12/2019. Further spells of heavy rain are forecast for Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening. Rises in river levels should be expected into Friday (20/12/2019) and also over the weekend too. Flooding to properties could be possible. Barcombe Mills Road is likely to be affected, please plan to avoid driving through this and other routes vulnerable to flooding. Install flood protection products in Barcombe if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 22:00 19/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 20:57
River Ouse
The Upper Ouse is forecast to rise in response to a predicted 20mm of rain tonight. Similar, or potentially higher river levels than Tuesday (17/12/2019) could be seen. Flooding is possible from 05:00 19/12/2019. Fields, rural roads and gardens of Lindfield Bridge, Freshfield Bridge, Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge, Barcombe and the Anchor Inn, are likely to be affected. The river should initially peak by 17:00 19/12/2019 through Barcombe, earlier elsewhere, but further periods of rain are forecast until the weekend, which could cause river levels to rise again. Barcombe Mills Road is likely to be affected, please plan to avoid driving through this and other routes vulnerable to flooding. Install flood protection products in Barcombe if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. We will share an update on the forecast when we update this message by 12:00 19/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 11:39
River Ouse
River levels are still high on the Ouse. Particularly near Barcombe, but have now peaked and are falling, following Monday night’s rain. Flood impacts will continue to affect fields, rural roads and gardens of Fletching Mill Lane, Sharpsbridge, Barcombe Mills and the Anchor Inn. Wednesday 18/12/2019 should stay mostly dry and river levels will fall further. However, heavy rain may return Wednesday night, Thursday and Friday. Details of location and amounts of rain are still uncertain. But if the rain appears further flooding is still possible Thursday and potentially until the weekend. Please keep flood protection products in place while river levels are high and plan to avoid driving through flood affected routes, including Barcombe Mills Road. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. We will share an update on the forecast when we update this message by 21:00 18/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 17:36
River Ouse
River levels are still high along the Ouse, but have now peaked, following 20mm of rain Monday night. Flood impacts will continue to affect fields, rural roads and gardens of Freshfield Bridge, Fletching Mill Lane, Sharpsbridge, Barcombe Mills and the Anchor Inn. Tuesday night and Wednesday should stay mostly dry, which will allow river levels to return to near normal by approximately 10:00 18/12/2019. But heavy rain will return Wednesday night, Thursday and Friday. Further flooding should be expected Thursday and potentially until the weekend in all communities on the Upper River Ouse. Possibly with higher water levels and more extensive flooding. Please keep flood protection products in place while river levels are high and plan to avoid driving through flood affected routes, including Barcombe Mills Road. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 12:00 18/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 08:38
River Ouse
River levels are still high and rising along the Upper Ouse following 20mm of rain Monday night. Flood impacts will be affecting Freshfield Bridge, Fletching Mill Lane, Sharpsbridge, Barcombe Mills and the Anchor Inn. The rain should clear from 08:00 17/12/2019, leaving a mostly dry day, but heavy rain will return Wednesday night, Thursday and Friday. The river will initially peak by 17:00 17/12/2019. Given the weather outlook, further flooding should be expected later in the week, most likely with higher water levels and more extensive flooding. Please plan to avoid driving through flood affected routes, including Barcombe Mills Road. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 20:00 17/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2019 21:45
River Ouse
Light rain is forecast to continue all night, clearing 09:00 Tuesday 17/12/2019. We could see 20mm in the next 12 hours, which would be enough to cause minor flood impacts. From 06:00 17/12/2019, flooding with shallow depths could affect fields, gardens and rural roads, including Lindfield Bridge and Freshfield Bridge. River levels nearer Barcombe will be slower to rise, but Fletching Mill Lane, Sharpsbridge, Barcombe Mills and the Anchor Inn could also be affected by flood water. Tuesday should be mostly dry, but further heavy rain is forecast for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The river will initially peak by 16:00 17/12/2019. Given the weather outlook it is likely the risk of flooding will remain until the weekend. Please plan to avoid driving through flood affected routes, including Barcombe Mills Road. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 11:00 17/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 10:09
River Ouse
The River Ouse has now returned to normal at all locations apart from Barcombe, where levels remain higher than normal but are falling. Flooding will continue to affect fields, gardens and rural roads including Barcombe Mills Road. Impacts should reduce by 18:00 Saturday 14/12/2019, by which time we expect river levels to have fallen by 20 centimetres. A few showers are possible Saturday and Sunday, heaviest Saturday evening. We’re not expecting a significant response from the rivers but by Sunday morning water levels may be slightly higher again. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding suggested in this message. If you have them, we recommend flood protection products should remain in place in Barcombe while the river remains high. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 11:00 on 15/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 18:05
River Ouse
The River Ouse has now returned to normal between Slaugham and Lindfield Bridge. River levels between Freshfield Bridge and Barcombe are still high, but are now slowly falling. Flooding will continue to affect rural roads and gardens of locations near Freshfield Mill, Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge, Barcombe, and the Anchor Inn, including Barcombe Mills Road. River levels along the Upper Ouse should return to normal by Saturday afternoon. A few showers are possible Saturday and Sunday. We’re not expecting a significant response from the rivers but further small rises could occur. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding suggested in this message. If you have them, we recommend flood protection products should remain in place in Barcombe while the river remains high. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 11:00 on 14/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 09:50
River Ouse
Following Thursday’s rain, the River Ouse has now peaked between Slaugham and Lindfield Bridge, but is still slowly rising between Freshfield Bridge and Barcombe. Minor impact flooding with shallow depths will continue to affect rural roads and gardens of locations near Freshfield Mill, Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge, Barcombe, and the Anchor Inn. The river should peak by 12:00 13/12/2019. Friday and Saturday are forecast to be largely dry, which should allow a return to more normal river levels by Saturday. Barcombe Mills Road is likely to be affected by flood water. Please plan to avoid driving through this and other routes vulnerable to flooding. If you have them, we recommend flood protection products should remain in place in Barcombe until the river peaks. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 19:00 on 13/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 20:35
River Ouse
The River Ouse is rising following 15 mm of persistent rain Thursday. From 22:30 12/12/2019, minor impact flooding with shallow depths could affect fields, rural roads and gardens between Lindfield Bridge and Freshfield Bridge. Locations nearer Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge, Barcombe, and the Anchor Inn, are likely to be affected from 01:00 13/12/2019. A brief period of further rain is expected from 22:00 12/12/2019, which will delay the river’s peak until 09:00 Friday 13/12/2019. Friday should be dry, allowing a return to more normal levels by Saturday. Barcombe Mills Road is likely to be affected, please plan to avoid driving through this and other routes vulnerable to flooding. As a precaution, we advise installing flood protection products in Barcombe ahead of tonight’s rain if you have them. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 10:00 on 13/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 17:33
River Ouse
River levels between Lindfield and Barcombe Mills are still very high following Wednesday’s rain. Minor impact flooding will continue to affect fields, rural roads, gardens and isolated properties near Freshfield Mill Farm, Sheffield Bridge, Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge, Anchor Lane and Barcombe Mills. Barcombe Mills Road will be affected by flood water. Thursday to Sunday are forecast to be dry and cooler days, which should allow river levels to slowly fall. However, flood impacts will not reduce until Friday (29/11/2019) at the earliest in many of the locations above, especially those locations closest to Barcombe Mills. Please keep flood protection products installed and plan to avoid driving through flood affected routes such as Barcombe Mills Road. Avoid walking through flood water as it may conceal hidden hazards. We’ll operate our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to keep water flowing. We will update this message by 10:00 29/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 10:21
River Ouse
River levels between Lindfield and Barcombe Mills are still very high following Wednesday’s rain. Minor impact flooding will continue to affect fields, rural roads, gardens and isolated properties near Freshfield Mill Farm, Sheffield Bridge, Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge, Anchor Lane and Barcombe Mills. Barcombe Mills Road will be affected by flood water. Thursday to Sunday are forecast to be dry and cooler days, which should allow river levels to slowly fall. However, flood impacts will not reduce until this Friday (29/11/2019) at the earliest in many of the locations above, especially those locations closest to Barcombe Mills. Please keep flood protection products installed and plan to avoid driving through flood affected routes listed above. Avoid walking through flood water as it may conceal hidden hazards. We’ll operate our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to keep water flowing. We will update this message by 19:00 on 28/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 17:31
River Ouse
More rain has fallen than was expected, 25mm on Wednesday and nearly half a month’s rain since the start of the week. River levels have either peaked or will peak by 21:00 27/11/2019. Levels will remain high all along the Upper Ouse, particularly near Freshfield Mill Farm, Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge, Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge, Anchor Lane and Barcombe Mills. Minor impact flooding will continue to affect fields, rural roads, gardens and isolated properties overnight. Barcombe Mills road will be affected by flood water. The weather is forecast to remain dry until the weekend, which will allow river levels to slowly fall over the next couple of days, improving significantly by Thursday afternoon (28/11/2019). Flood protection products should remain installed if you have them. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding listed above. We will continue to monitor the forecast and levels. This message will be updated by 11:00 28/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 06:48
River Ouse
Water levels in the River Ouse are rising following over 10 mm of rain overnight . From 09:00 this morning (27/11/2019) minor impact flooding could affect fields, rural roads and gardens. Isolated property impacts could occur at Bridge House and Deans Mill at Lindfield Bridge, Freshfield Mill Farm, Millers Cottage, Freshfield and Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge. Flooding will affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. Barcombe Mills road is likely to be impassable. Further heavy showers are possible today but these are not expected to increase water levels. The river will peak by 16:00 this afternoon, returning to normal by Friday (29/11/2019). Flood protection measures should be installed if you have them from 08:00 to 17:00. Some roads may become impassable, please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We will continue to monitor the forecast. and update our messages as required. This message will be updated by 18:00 today (27/11/19).


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 10:10
River Ouse
The River Ouse has now peaked through Ardingly, but will continue to rise for much of Thursday between Freshfield Bridge and Barcombe. From 11:00 Thursday 14/11/2019 minor flooding could affect fields, gardens and rural roads, including Barcombe Mills Road. Flood impacts should be similar to recent weeks. While it now seems less likely, properties in Lindfield Bridge, Freshfield Bridge and Sharpsbridge will be affected, water may get close to properties in Barcombe Mills, including the Anchor Inn from 12:00 14/11/2019. The river will peak by 18:00 Thursday 14/11/2019, returning to more normal conditions Friday afternoon 15/11/2019. Isolated showers are forecast over the next few days, but shouldn't be enough to cause river levels to rise higher than today. Please plan to avoid driving on routes vulnerable to flooding, as specified above. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing. This message will be updated by 22:00 14/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 15:56
River Ouse
The River Ouse is forecast to rise Thursday morning in response to a predicted 20 mm of rain Wednesday night. From 04:00 Thursday 14/11/2019 flooding could affect fields, rural roads and gardens along the Upper Ouse. Barcombe Mills road is likely to be affected by flood water. Impacts should be similar to recent weeks. The forecast is still uncertain though. There is a low probability we could see more rain, and flooding may affect properties at Lindfield Bridge, near Freshfield Bridge and Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge and Barcombe Mills. Further showers are possible Thursday, Friday and Saturday but shouldn't make water levels higher. The river will peak by 15:00 Thursday 14/11/2019, returning to more normal conditions Friday afternoon (15/11/2019). Please plan to avoid driving on routes vulnerable to flooding, as specified above. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing. This message will be updated by 12:00 14/11/2019


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 09:40
River Ouse
Only 5mm of rain fell Monday morning. River levels should only rise by a small amount today, but a few minor impacts may still occur in Barcombe Mills. From midday Monday (11/11/2019) fields and rural roads including Barcombe Mills Road could be affected by a small amount of water, a little less than Sunday. The river should peak by 21:00 Monday, returning to more normal levels by Tuesday (12/11/2019). Further heavy rain is forecast for Thursday (14/11/2019), which could see a greater response from rivers and a risk of flooding to properties. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, such as the roads mentioned above. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 22:00 (11/11/2019).


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 09:17
River Ouse
Less rain fell Saturday than was predicted. River levels have peaked along the upper Ouse and will fall during Sunday. Further rain is expected through the early hours of Monday morning (11/11/2019). 10mm is forecast, which should generate only minimal impact in most communities, but a few minor impacts in Barcombe Mills. From midday Monday (11/11/2019) fields and rural roads including Barcombe Mills Road are likely to be affected by small amounts of water, similar to Saturday. The river should peak by 18:00 Monday, returning to more normal levels by Tuesday (12/11/2019). Small amounts of rain are expected on most days next week. The risk of flooding should reduce slightly, but not entirely. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, such as the roads mentioned above. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 12:00 (11/11/2019)


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 10:42
River Ouse
20mm of rain is forecast Saturday afternoon. The River Ouse will rise this evening to similar heights experienced last weekend. From 22:00 Saturday evening 09/11/2019 minor impact flooding, with shallow depths is expected to affect fields, rural roads and gardens and approach properties at Lindfield Bridge, Freshfield Bridge, Fletching Mill Bridge, Sharpsbridge and Barcombe Mills including Anchor Inn and Barcombe Mills road. Further rain is expected Monday 11/11/2019 and Thursday 14/11/2019, which will likely cause water levels to rise again. The river will peak by 10:00 Sunday morning 10/11/2019, returning to normal by Monday 11/11/2019, or earlier for the communities nearer Ardingly. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, such as the roads mentioned above. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 11:00 10/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 10:13
River Ouse
Less than 2mm of rain fell overnight and Friday (8/11/2019) will be dry. The River Ouse will continue to slowly fall until Saturday morning. The only flood impacts will be from water ponded from previous high flows. Further heavy rain is expected from 14:00 Saturday afternoon (9/11/2019). We are expecting a comparable amount to recent days, so rivers should rise Saturday afternoon and into the evening to similarly high levels and cause further flooding to fields, rural roads and close to isolated properties. There remains some uncertainty in the forecast, and there is a small chance we may see more rainfall. Please expect the risk of flooding to return Saturday evening, and consider taking precautionary action to reduce potential impacts. Plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding Saturday. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 12:00 9/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 16:52
River Ouse
The River Ouse has peaked and is slowly falling through Ardingly, Freshfield Bridge and Sharpsbridge. River levels will continue to rise in Barcombe until 18:00 7/11/2019 and then slowly fall. Minor impact flooding will include shallow water in fields, on rural roads including Barcombe Mills Road, and near or in gardens at Barcombe Mills, including the Anchor Inn. We are still expecting further rain this evening to cause another rise in river levels during the early hours of Friday morning 8/11/2019. The river should peak below levels seen Thursday, but uncertainty in the rainfall forecast means rivers could possibly rise higher. Friday should be dry, but more rain is expected Saturday 9/11/2019. Please expect the risk of flooding to continue. Plan to avoid driving through flood affected routes listed above. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 11:00 8/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 06:54
River Ouse
The River Ouse is rising steadily following 20 mm of rain this morning. On Thursday 7/11/2019 minor impact flooding with shallow depths could affect fields, rural roads, gardens and potentially riverside properties near Lindfield Bridge (from 07:45), Freshfield Mill, Fletching Mill and Shapsbridge (from 12:00). Barcombe Mills road, the Anchor Inn and properties in Barcombe Mills could be affected from 13:00. It is possible river levels may end up higher than last Saturday (2/11/2019). The rain has now cleared but showers may return Thursday afternoon and evening. The river should initially peak by 17:00 today, but the river may rise further in response to the showers later. Please plan to avoid driving through flood affected routes listed above. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. This message will be updated by 17:00 7/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2019 20:48
River Ouse
The scattered showers keeping river levels on the upper Ouse higher than normal could affect the area until 04:00 Tuesday 5/11/2019. Rivers should peak lower than recent days. But are likely to continue at an elevated level through the night. Minor impact flooding should still be expected overnight, with shallow depths affecting fields, rural roads and gardens along the Upper Ouse, including potentially Barcombe Mills Road. Exact details depend on if and where the showers occur, which is difficult to predict. River levels should fall back to normal levels by late afternoon Tuesday (5/11/2019). However, further heavy rain is expected Wednesday evening 6/11/2019. Please remain prepared for the risk of flooding to increase over the next few days. We continue to monitor the levels and will update this message by 10:00 5/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2019 15:41
River Ouse
The scattered showers today (04/11/2019) are keeping river levels on the Ouse higher than normal. Showers will continue throughout today and tonight, possibly bringing a further 10mm. River level response will depend on where the rain falls, but rivers should not reach the heights of recent days, peaking by 01:00 Tuesday 05/11/2019. Minor impact flooding is still possible this afternoon and evening, with shallow depths affecting fields, rural roads and gardens along the Upper Ouse, including potentially Barcombe Mills Road. River levels should fall back to normal levels by midday Tuesday 05/11/2019. However, further heavy rain is expected Wednesday evening 06/11/2019. Please remain prepared for the risk of flooding to increase over the next few days. We'll continue to monitor water levels and forecasts. This message will be updated by 22:00 04/11/2019, or earlier if flood risk increases.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2019 09:38
River Ouse
River levels through Ardingly, Lindfield Bridge and Freshfield have risen slightly Monday morning following a band of heavy rain in the early hours. River levels through Sharpsbridge and Barcombe should rise by a similarly small amount by 13:00 4/11/2019. Rainfall amounts so far are less than Saturday. River levels should peak today, lower than seen in recent days. Further heavy, but fast moving, showers will affect the area for much of Monday 4/11/2019. If rainfall accumulations build, it is possible river levels could rise further this afternoon. There remains a chance of minor impact flooding, shallow depths affecting fields, rural roads and gardens along the upper Ouse. A further band of heavy rain is now expected Wednesday evening 6/11/2019. Please remain prepared for the risk of flooding to increase over the next few days. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. This message will be updated by 16:00 Monday 4/11/2019 or earlier if the risk of flooding increases.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Nov 2019 17:43
River Ouse
The River Ouse has returned to more normal levels through most communities during Sunday 3/11/2019, but remains high through Barcombe. Minor impact flooding, with shallow depths could still affect fields, rural roads, gardens in Barcombe Mills. Impacts will lessen as river levels fall overnight. A band of rain is forecast to pass through Sussex early Monday morning (02:00 4/11/2019) with scattered heavy showers also affecting the area frequently between 10:00 and 16:00 Monday 4/11/2019. Rainfall amounts could be similar to Saturday’s. It is probable river levels will rise again and risk of flooding will return Monday 4/11/2019. Please prepare for the possibility of flood risk. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, including Sharpsbridge and Barcombe Mills Road. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce risk of flooding. This message will be updated by 10:00 Monday 4/11/2019


Flood Alert issued on 3 Nov 2019 08:43
River Ouse
The River Ouse remains high following Saturday’s rain. Minor impact flooding, with shallow depths could still affect fields, rural roads, gardens and approaching isolated rural properties. Particularly between Fletching Mill and Barcombe Mills, including Sharpsbridge and Barcombe Mills Road. Sunday 3/11/2019 should be dry, but showers look to bring rain overnight and into Monday 4/11/2019. The Ouse will slowly fall throughout Sunday 3/11/2019. Returning to more normal levels by late afternoon. It is probable river levels will rise again Monday 4/11/2019 and flood risk returns following Sunday evening’s rain. Please prepare for the possibility of flood risk to return Sunday night. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, including Sharpsbridge and Barcombe Mills Road. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce risk of flooding. This message will be updated by 19:00 Sunday 3/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 17:31
River Ouse
Water levels on the River Ouse are rising steadily following 20mm of persistent rain today (2/11/2019). From 18:45 this evening (2/11/2019) minor impact flooding, with shallow depths could affect fields, rural roads, gardens and approaching isolated rural properties in Lindfield Bridge, Freshfield, Fletching Mill and Sharpsbridge. Minor flood impacts are possible in Barcombe Mills, including the Anchor Inn from 22:00 (2/11/2019). A small amount of rain is possible this evening but Sunday (3/11/2019) should remain dry. The river will peak by 22:00 this evening at Lindfield Bridge and Freshfield, and 03:00 Sunday morning in Barcombe. Returning to normal by lunchtime Sunday 3/11/2019. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding overnight, including Barcombe Mills Road. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce risk of flooding. This message will be updated by 09:00 Sunday 3/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2019 09:49
Ouse
River levels are slowly rising on the upper Ouse, after the small amount of rain that fell Saturday night (9/2/19). Isolated minor flooding impacts could still be seen in fields, gardens and rural roads between Ardingly and Barcombe, but we do not expect river levels to rise as high as they have been on recent days. Sunday (10/2/19) is expected to be predominantly dry, with only the odd shower. River levels should have peaked at all locations on the upper Ouse by mid-afternoon Sunday (10/2/19), with river levels steadily falling through the latter part of Sunday and overnight. The coming week looks settled and dry, which will allow river levels to fall further. We'll monitor levels and forecasts and update our messages. Avoid walking or driving through flood water as it may conceal hidden hazards. This message will be updated by 19:00 Sunday (10/2/19), and likely removed Monday (11/2/19) when the risk of flooding has reduced further.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 18:13
Ouse
River levels have now peaked on the upper Ouse, following the heavy rain Friday afternoon (8/2/19) and are falling towards a more normal level. Only residual impacts of minor flooding should remain in fields, gardens and on roads. However, rain will move in Saturday night (9/2/19) and could linger throughout Sunday. There is uncertainty in the weather forecast, but we're currently expecting less rain than Friday night (8/2/19) and for river levels to not exceed their recent levels when they peak Sunday morning (approx. 10:00 10/2/19). Minor flood impacts may be observed between the Anchor Inn and Barcombe Mills Road, with fields, gardens and rural roads affected. Upstream communities Lindfield Bridge, Freshfield Mill and Sharpsbridge are less likely to be affected, but may still see isolated impacts. We'll monitor levels and forecasts and update our messages. Keep flood protection products installed if you have them. This message will be updated by 11:00 Sunday (10/2/19).


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 10:10
Ouse
River levels are still high along the Upper Ouse, but have peaked and are now falling, following the heavy rain Friday afternoon (8/2/19). River levels will remain higher than normal for much of Saturday (9/2/19). Minor flooding will still affect fields, rural roads and gardens while river levels are falling. Further rain is forecast for Saturday evening. There is uncertainty in amounts, but it is currently thought we’ll see only half the amount measured Friday (8/2/19). River levels will rise again Sunday morning (10/2/19), but probably not significantly higher than of recent days. We'll continue to monitor levels and forecasts and update our messages. Remain prepared for flood risk to increase Sunday, keep flood protection products close if you have them. This message will be updated by 19:00 Saturday (9/2/19).


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 21:12
Ouse
River levels are rising on the Upper Ouse because of heavy rainfall this afternoon. Minor flooding is possible in the early hours of Saturday morning (approx 04:00 9/2/19) in the Barcombe Mills area. River levels will likely end up 30cm higher than Thursday. Water will affect fields, gardens and Barcombe Mills Road, approaching isolated mill and riverside properties like the Anchor Inn. Other communities on the Ouse like Lindfield Bridge, Freshfield Bridge and Sharpsbridge should only see minimal disruption. Rain is expected to return Saturday evening (9/2/2018) into Sunday. We therefore expect river levels to remain higher than normal, with a risk of flooding until Monday (11/2/2019). We'll keep monitoring levels and forecasts and update our messages. Please plan driving routes to avoid driving through flood water. Flood protection products should be installed if you have them. This message will be updated by 11:00 on Saturday 9th February 2019.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2018 15:02
Ouse
Less rain fell than predicted last night. The risk of Flooding is now reduced and impacts should be minimal. River levels have now peaked and are falling through Ardingly. River levels will continue to rise between Freshfield and Barcombe today (21/12/2018), and will peak at around 15:00 in Freshfield and Sharpsbridge and 17:00 at Barcombe. However, river levels will not be as high as Thursday. Minor impacts could still be experienced, with small amounts of flood water affecting fields, gardens and rural roads. Friday and Saturday should be largely dry, which should allow river levels to fall. However more rain is forecast on Sunday, which may cause river levels to rise again. We'll monitor forecasts and update our messages. Please remain prepared for flood risk to increase again over coming days. This message will be updated, or likely removed by 12:00 on Saturday 22 December.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2018 19:07
Ouse
Nearly half a month's rain has fallen over the past few days. More rain is forecast overnight. There is uncertainty, but we think river levels will rise further. Flooding is possible Friday 21 December, from late morning, which will likely see the highest river levels of the week so far. Minor flooding could affect Barcombe Mills road and the Anchor Inn, with flood water also affecting fields, gardens and rural roads between Freshfield and Barcombe including Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. Friday and Saturday should be largely dry, but further rain is forecast for Sunday. River levels all along the upper Ouse will remain higher than normal through to at least Saturday. We'll monitor forecasts and update our messages. Please plan driving routes to avoid driving through flood water and install flood protection products if you have them. This message will be updated by 15:00 on Friday 21 December.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 17:33
Ouse
This Flood Alert remains in force. The river level is falling, and there is no rainfall forecast overnight in to Wednesday 4th April. This message will be updated or removed at 09:00 tomorrow (Wednesday 4th April). This message has been issued due to the response in the river to rainfall yesterday (Monday 2nd April) and overnight. River levels are likely to remain high through until 10:00 this morning (Tuesday 3rd April 2018). We are confident that minor flood impacts will be observed, small amounts of flood water affecting fields, gardens and rural roads, particularly around Barcombe and the Anchor Inn, but also possibly near Lindfield Bridge. We recommend not walking or driving through flood water. We are clearing blockages and ensuring our assets are operating effectively.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 14:18
Ouse
This Flood Alert remains in force. The river level is now falling, and there is no rainfall forecast overnight in to Wednesday 4th April. This message will be updated or removed at 17:00 today (Tuesday 3rd April). This message has been issued due to the response in the river to rainfall yesterday (Monday 2nd April) and overnight. River levels are likely to remain high through until 10:00 this morning (Tuesday 3rd April 2018). We are confident that minor flood impacts will be observed, small amounts of flood water affecting fields, gardens and rural roads, particularly around Barcombe and the Anchor Inn, but also possibly near Lindfield Bridge. We recommend not walking or driving through flood water. We are clearing blockages and ensuring our assets are operating effectively


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 11:34
Ouse
This Flood Alert will remain in place as the river level has continued to rise through this morning. Further rain is not expected and an update or removal will be issued at 14:00. This message has been issued due to the response in the river to rainfall yesterday (Monday 2nd April) and overnight. River levels are likely to remain high through until 10:00 this morning (Tuesday 3rd April 2018). We are confident that minor flood impacts will be observed, small amounts of flood water affecting fields, gardens and rural roads, particularly around Barcombe and the Anchor Inn, but also possibly near Lindfield Bridge. We recommend not walking or driving through flood water. We are clearing blockages and ensuring our assets are operating effectively.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 07:02
Ouse
This message has been issued due to the response in the river to rainfall yesterday (Monday 2nd April) and overnight. River levels are likely to remain high through until 10:00 this morning (Tuesday 3rd April 2018). We are confident that minor flood impacts will be observed, small amounts of flood water affecting fields, gardens and rural roads, particularly around Barcombe and the Anchor Inn, but also possibly near Lindfield Bridge. We recommend not walking or driving through flood water. We are clearing blockages and ensuring our assets are operating effectively. We shall monitor river levels through the morning and will update our message by 11:00 on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 19:33
Ouse
Following heavy rain on Tuesday 26 December and Wednesday 27 December, river levels on the Upper Ouse remain high. Localised flooding to fields, rural roads and gardens is still possible between Freshfield Bridge and Barcombe Mills Road, including around Goldbridge, Fletching, Sharpsbridge and Anchor Inn areas. The rain has now cleared the area and it is forecast to remain dry overnight and on into Thursday. River levels on the Upper Ouse are expected to fall overnight, with the risk of flooding easing. Communities should remain aware of the risk and install flood protection products where necessary. The weather is forecast to turn unsettled later this week, with further rain possible on Friday 29 December. We are actively monitoring the forecast. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Thursday 28 December.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 14:04
Ouse
Heavy rain during the evening of the 26 December 2017 and overnight has caused the watercourse to rise to a level that may cause flooding. The heaviest rain has now cleared the area, with only light showers remaining for the rest of the afternoon, clearing around 16:00 on Wednesday 27 December. The river levels on the Upper Ouse are likely to remain high for the rest of today. Localised flood impacts are possible including fields, rural roads and gardens of isolated buildings between Lindfield Bridge and Barcombe Mills Road, including Freshfield, Fletching, Sharpsbridge and Anchor Inn areas. Communities should be prepared and install flood protection products if they have them. The weather looks to remain unsettled this week with further rain possible on Friday 29 December. This message will be updated by 20:00 on the 27 December.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 06:39
Ouse
Heavy rain during the evening of the 26 December 2017 and overnight has caused the watercourse to rise to a level that may cause some out of bank flooding. A band of lighter rain is expected this morning, Wednesday 27 December and so river levels are likely to remain high. Localised flood impacts may be experienced including fields, rural roads and gardens of isolated buildings between Lindfield Bridge and Barcombe Mills Road, including Freshfield, Fletching, Sharpsbridge and Anchor Inn areas. Communities should be prepared and install flood protection products if they have them. The weather looks to remain unsettled this week with further rain possible on Friday 29 December. This message will be updated by 14:00 on the 27 December.