Flood Alert Info - The lower River Chelmer, including the River Ter and brooks around Sandon

Area Description

The River Chelmer from the A138 at Chelmsford to Langford, the River Ter from A120 at Stebbing Green to Boreham, and the brooks around Sandon.
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 Nov 2020 09:18
Chelmer
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas today, Monday 16th November. River levels have risen in response to yesterday's rain. 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 a mostly dry day today, Monday 16th November, but with the chance of a few light showers later on. Tomorrow is forecast to be dry. 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 22 Dec 2019 08:58
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 today, 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 closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 08:18
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 15:23
Chelmer
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding to homes and businesses. The River Chelmer is rising steadily in response to the rainfall. The forecast is for further light rain during 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.