Flood Alert Info - The upper Stour and surrounding tributaries

Area Description

The upper Stour and surrounding tributaries, at Little Yeldham, Steeple Bumpstead, Haverhill, Kedington, Glemsford and Brockley, to and including, Sudbury.
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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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

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

Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 15:53
Stour, Stour Brook, Bumpstead Brook
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas over the next few hours and into this evening, Sunday 16th February 2020. The Rivers are starting to rise in response to recent rainfall. The forecast is for further rainfall during today, Sunday 16th February. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 10:53
Stour, Stour Brook, Bumpstead Brook
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas, including the Haverhill area. River levels are expected to continue to rise as a result of the overnight rainfall. The forecast for today, Wednesday 15th January, is largely dry. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 10:54
Stour, Stour Brook, 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. 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. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 08:41
Stour, Stour Brook, Bumpstead Brook
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas. River levels are currently high due to rainfall yesterday evening and overnight. The forecast is for some further showers this morning before clearing later today. Whilst river levels could increase further we expect them to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today. The forecast is for some showers through tomorrow. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 17:25
Stour, Stour Brook, Bumpstead Brook
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall today, Monday 2nd April. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the Upper Stour, particularly around Kedington. The forecast is for no significant rainfall on Monday evening into Tuesday. We are expecting river levels to slowly fall over the course of the next 24 hours. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in any unnecessary danger. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 08:26
Stour, Stour Brook, Bumpstead Brook
This message has been issued because of steady rainfall over Monday 2nd April. This means that river levels are now rising and remain responsive to further rainfall. The forecast is for rain until approximately midday. We are expecting river levels to continue to rise over the course of Monday. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in any unnecessary danger. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.