Flood Warning Info - Bumpstead Brook through Steeple Bumpstead to New England

Area Description

The Bumpstead Brook through Steeple Bumpstead, and Broad Green to New England.
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 25 Jul 2021 18:34
Bumpstead Brook
This message has been issued because there may be some issues with surface water flooding and difficult driving conditions from now until tomorrow morning, Monday 26th July 2021. The River Stour is reacting quickly and rising sharply in response to the rainfall today. Areas most at risk are Smiths Green, Helions Rd, Water Lane, the bottom of Church Street, North Street, Blois Road, the Endway and the Blois Meadows Business Centre in Steeple Bumpstead, and waterside properties in Broad Green. The weather forecast is for some further rain later this evening which may keep the river levels high. The weather forecast is improving, and we expect levels to start returning to normal soon. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate. We will update this message by 10am tomorrow, Monday 26th July.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2021 07:50
Bumpstead Brook
This message has been issued because flooding of homes and businesses is likely over the next few hours and into this evening, Thursday 14th January. River levels are high and expected to continue to rise in response to the rainfall. Areas most at risk are Smiths Green, Helions Rd, Water Lane, the bottom of Church Street, North Street, Blois Road, the Endway and the Blois Meadows Business Centre in Steeple Bumpstead, and waterside properties in Broad Green. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area, over the next few hours. The forecast is for persistent rain this morning and into the afternoon, more settled on Friday but with further rainfall on Saturday. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary, and no later than 6pm on Thursday 14th January.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Dec 2020 22:04
Bumpstead Brook
This message has been issued because flooding of homes and businesses is likely throughout tonight, Thursday 3rd and into the early hours of Friday 4th December. The River Stour is reacting quickly, and rising sharply in response to the rainfall. Areas most at risk are Smiths Green, Helions Rd, Water Lane, the bottom of Church Street, North Street, Blois Road, the Endway and the Blois Meadows Business Centre in Steeple Bumpstead, and waterside properties in Broad Green. We are not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area at this time. The forecast is for further persistant rainfall from 1am to 8am which could be heavy at times and could also lead to some surface water problems. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is likely. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the night and will update this message by 9am tomorrow morning, Friday 4th December.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Nov 2020 11:13
Bumpstead Brook
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses today, Sunday 15th November. River levels have risen due to the rainfall this morning. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today. Areas most at risk are Smiths Green, Helions Road, Water Lane, the bottom of Church Street, North Street, Blois Road, the Endway and the Blois Meadows Business Centre in Steeple Bumpstead, and waterside properties in Broad Green. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area at this time. The forecast is for further rainfall through the rest of this morning and afternoon before clearing later this evening. Tomorrow, Monday 16th November, is forecast to be mostly dry. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 08:47
Bumpstead Brook
This message has been issued because there may be some issues with surface water flooding and difficult driving conditions The rivers are reacting quickly and rising sharply in response to the rainfall. Areas most at risk are Smiths Green, Helions Rd, Water Lane, the bottom of Church Street, North Street, Blois Road, the Endway and the Blois Meadows Business Centre in Steeple Bumpstead, and waterside properties in Broad Green. The forecast is for further light rain during today, Friday 20 December 2019. Further showers are forecast for tomorrow, but these are not expected to be heavy. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation.