Flood Alert Info - The upper River Chelmer

Area Description

The River Chelmer from Great Dunmow to Rivermead campus and the Industrial Estate in Chelmsford.
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.

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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 30 Jan 2021 09:54
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this afternoon, Saturday 30th January. River levels are high in response to recent rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall this morning and into the afternoon, with no further significant rain forecast tomorrow. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 9am tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 07:55
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the rest of today and into tomorrow, Saturday 30 January. River levels are currently high due to recent rainfall. River levels are expected to remain high, and responsive to further rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 18:08
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely overnight tonight, Thursday 28th January. River levels remain high, due to high groundwater levels as the water moves through the catchment in response to recent rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall this evening, Thursday 28th January, with no further significant rain forecast 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 15 Jan 2021 19:12
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely today, Friday 15th January 2021 and over the next few days. River levels have dropped, but will remain responsive to further rainfall. The forecast is for a cold dry night tonight, Friday 15th January 2021. Snow is expected to fall during tomorrow which could further elevate levels. Sunday and Monday are likely to remain dry before another weather front crosses the country on Tuesday. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 09:00 on Saturday 16th January 2021.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2021 08:20
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this evening, Friday 15th January. River levels are high and continue to rise in response to the recent rainfall working its way through the system. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for dry conditions today, which will allow river levels to lower, however, further heavy rainfall expected throughout 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 Friday 15th January.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 20:00
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely tonight, Thursday 14th January 2021. River levels remain high following the rainfall today. The forecast is for more settled weather tomorrow which should allow river levels to fall, however more rain is expected Saturday. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 10:00, Friday 15th January 2021.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 09:45
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas 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. 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 Alert issued on 5 Dec 2020 17:04
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely from now until tomorrow morning, Sunday 6th December. River levels are currently high due to the recent rainfall. River levels are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels overnight but will remain high and responsive to any further rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for further light rainfall tonight and through Sunday 6th December. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message by 10am tomorrow, Sunday 6th December.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Dec 2020 10:52
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this evening, Saturday 5th December. River levels are currently high due to the recent rainfall. River levels are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today, but will remain high and responsive to any further rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for further light rainfall today, and through Sunday 6th December. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 5pm today, Saturday 5th December.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 16:29
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this evening, Friday 4th December. River levels are currently high due to today's rainfall, and are expected to remain high overnight. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for further light rainfall tomorrow, Saturday 5th December. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message by 11am tomorrow, Saturday 5th December.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 11:46
Chelmer
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours, and into this afternoon, Friday 4th December. River levels are currently high due to the overnight and early morning rainfall, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today. 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 further light rainfall today, and through Saturday 5th December. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message by 5pm today, Friday 4th December.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 10:40
Chelmer
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 beginning to drop but will remain responsive to further rainfall. The forecast for Sunday 22 December 2019, is to be 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 21 Dec 2019 08:33
Chelmer
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 beginning to drop but will remain responsive to further rainfall. The forecast is for further showers this morning which could be heavy at times. 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 Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 12:08
Chelmer
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.