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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Flood Alert Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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 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.