Flood Alert Info - River Ingrebourne at Harold Park and Hornchurch

Area Description

The River Ingrebourne at Harold Park and Hornchurch including Harold Wood, Upminster and Rainham.
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 18 Jun 2021 09:47
Ingrebourne
River levels are rising on the River Ingrebourne at Harold Park and Hornchurch as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land is possible from 1pm Friday 18 June. Further heavy rainfall is forecast throughout the day and river levels may continue to rise. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue further updates or warnings if required. Our incident response staff are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages. Please monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated this evening, Friday 18 June, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2021 19:55
Ingrebourne
We have seen heavy rainfall across the area in the last 24 hours, but no further rain is forecast overnight and into Sunday 31st January. The River Ingrebourne remains high but is starting to fall. The main areas of concern are currently Harold Park and Hornchurch including Harold Wood, Upminster and Rainham. There may still be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river this evening. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, may also still be around. With dry weather forecast, we expect river levels to continue to fall overnight and tomorrow. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff on standby to clear any blockages. This message will be updated on Sunday morning, 31st January, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2021 09:49
Ingrebourne
Throughout Friday night we have seen heavy rainfall across the area and further rain is falling today, Saturday 30 January. This has caused the River Ingrebourne to rise. The main areas of concern are currently Harold Park and Hornchurch including Harold Wood, Upminster and Rainham. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river today. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the river to remain high on Saturday. Sunday is forecast to be a dry day. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff on standby to clear any blockages. This message will be updated on Saturday evening or earlier if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 19:58
Ingrebourne
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the area. This has meant that the river has risen. Some further light rainfall is forecast although the heaviest rain has now passed. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river throughout the evening and overnight on Thursday. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the river to remain high throughout this evening and overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue a Flood Warning if property flooding is expected. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated on Friday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 07:43
Ingrebourne
Overnight into Thursday we have seen consistent heavy rainfall across the area. This has caused rivers and streams to rise. River levels are highest at Harold Wood. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river throughout the day on Thursday. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the river to remain high today as further rain is forecast during the day. We are closely monitoring the situation and property flooding is not currently expected You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff on standby to attend to any blockages in the river. This message will be updated this afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 06:29
Ingrebourne
Heavy rain yesterday and overnight into today, Friday 4 December, has fallen over the River Ingrebourne catchment. River levels are rising and are expected to come out of banks in some low lying areas this morning. Further areas of rain may affect the area today so river levels are likely to remain high through today. Flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible this morning. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We recommend you monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages. We will update this message by 8pm this evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 19:20
Ingrebourne
River levels are rising on the River Ingrebourne at Harold Park and Hornchurch as a result of heavy rainfall throughout today, Thursday 5 March. Flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible in the Harold Wood, Upminster and Rainham areas. Further rainfall is forecast this evening, and we expect river levels to remain high overnight and into tomorrow morning, Friday 6 March. We are closely monitoring the situation, our incident response staff are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages. Please monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 20:35
Ingrebourne
River levels remain high on the River Ingrebourne as a result of heavy rainfall earlier today, 20/12/2019. Further rainfall is forecast overnight and river levels are expected to remain high. Flooding to roads and low lying land will remain possible into tomorrow morning. We are continuing to closely monitor the rainfall and river levels. Please stay aware of the forecast, local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/12/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 08:01
Ingrebourne
Heavy rainfall has been falling overnight and will continue this morning on Friday 20 December. We expect the river to rise on Friday morning. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. Please monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff on standby to attend to any blockages in the river. This message will be updated by 19:00 on Friday 20 December or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2019 19:13
Ingrebourne
River levels are forecast to rise on the River Ingrebourne at Harold Park and Hornchurch as a result of heavy rainfall that has fallen today, Monday 14 October. There is a continuing possibility of localised thunderstorms and so the potential for flooding of roads and low lying land remains possible between later this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages. Please monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2019 11:59
Ingrebourne
River levels are forecast to rise on the River Ingrebourne at Harold Park and Hornchurch as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land is possible from approximately 7:00pm this evening, Monday 14 October. Further rainfall is forecast this afternoon and into the evening. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the evening on Monday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages. Please monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 14/10/2019 , or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jul 2017 21:19
Ingrebourne
We have seen widespread rain across much of London this afternoon, Tuesday 11 July. As we move through this evening and into the early hours of tomorrow morning (Wednesday 12 July) there is a risk of further heavy bursts of rain. We expect the river Ingrebourne to rise in response to this rainfall in the early hours of Wednesday. There is the potential for flooding to affect low lying land and roads close to the river in the Hornchurch and Harold Park areas. No flooding to properties is anticipated. The river should return to normal levels by lunchtime tomorrow. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will update this message on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.