Flood Alert Info - Little Avon catchment and the Vale of Berkeley

Area Description

Little Avon River and other rivers and streams in the Vale of Berkeley.
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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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 20:24
Little Avon
River levels are now falling at the Frenchay river gauge. There is some light rain forecast over the next 48 hours but we expect levels to continue to fall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Little Avon River and other rivers and streams in the Vale of Berkeley. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue Flood Warnings as required. Our incident response staff have been checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow, Sunday 29/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 20:41
Little Avon
River levels are currently rising at the Frenchay river gauge. The rising levels are in response to rainfall associated with Storm Jorge and we expect levels to continue to rise throughout the night. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Little Avon River and other rivers and streams in the Vale of Berkeley. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue Flood Warnings as required. Our incident response staff have been checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow, Saturday 29/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 16:54
Little Avon
River levels are starting to stabilise at the Frenchay river gauge following heavy rainfall over the weekend associated with Storm Dennis. Further isolated, and at times heavy rainfall showers are forecast over the next 8 hours. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Little Avon River and other rivers and streams in the Vale of Berkeley. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 12:32
Little Avon
River levels are rising at the Frenchay river gauge in response to the rainfall overnight associated with Storm Dennis. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Little Avon River and other rivers and streams in the Vale of Berkeley. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, Sunday 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 21:23
Little Avon
River levels are forecast to rise at the Frenchay river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 02:00 tomorrow 16/02/20 and 09:00 Monday 17/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Little Avon River and other rivers and streams in the Vale of Berkeley. We expect river levels to rise until 12:00 on 16/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been checking defences and clearing weed screens throughout Saturday. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 22:57
Little Avon
The Little Avon Flood Alert is active. As a result of an extensive wet weather period over recent weeks the Bristol Frome catchment is beginning to respond and rise to Flood Alert status. It is expected to meet criteria in the early hours of Sunday morning the 3rd November 2019. Approximately 10-20 mm of rain has fallen today over a widespread area in Avon and Somerset. River levels on the Little Avon River and other rivers and streams in the Vale of Berkeley are rising. We are currently not expecting any flood warnings to be issued.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2019 21:41
Little Avon
Less rain is forecast overnight on Sunday 13/10/2019 but a further frontal band of rain may feed north across the region during Monday afternoon 14/10/19, from about 13:00 hours onwards. Some of this rain may be heavy in places and it is forecast to clear northwards over Monday night. There is some uncertainty in the exact track of the intense bursts. We expect river levels to rise again during Monday afternoon and evening on 14/10/2019 so this flood alert has been updated and remains in force. In addition, further potentially heavy rain is currently forecast for Wednesday 16/10/2019. In the meantime we will closely monitor the situation and we will provide further update to this message on Monday morning 14/10/2019, or as the situation changes. The Environment Agency Incident team are monitoring river levels to ensure that river structures such as weed screens are kept free from debris. Please listen to your local weather forecast and take care near fast moving water.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2019 20:32
Little Avon
River levels at Frenchay river gauge for the Little Avon catchment have been gradually falling and remain steady. We are expecting a persistent band of rain with localised heavy rainfall overnight on Saturday 12/10/2019 and into the early hours of Sunday. This may cause river levels to rise again. No properties are forecast to flood tonight but significant rainfall is forecast for Monday 14/10/2019 and Tuesday 15/10/2019 which could result in river levels rising higher. We have been monitorinh the rivers for potential blockages and are ensuring trash screens are kept clear of debris. Over the next couple of days we will be watching the weather forecast and monitoring river levels and will update this message on Sunday 13/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2019 11:08
Little Avon
River levels on the Little Avon are falling steadily. Further persistent rainfall with some heavy outbursts, is forecast overnight on Saturday 12/10/2019 and into the early hours of Sunday. The river level may start to rise again and consequently, flooding of low-lying roads property and farmland is expected. Please keep yourself informed of the local weather situation. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message on Saturday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2019 16:53
Little Avon
Further persistent rainfall is forecast overnight into Saturday 12/10/2019. Consequently, flooding of low-lying roads and farmland is expected. Please keep yourself informed of the local weather situation. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message on Saturday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2019 06:30
Little Avon
An area of persistent rain and at times heavy outbursts of rain has fallen overnight on Friday 11/10/2019 across river catchments. With the ground now quite wet, rivers are responding and are expected to continue to rise. Further rainfall is forecast throughout Friday and over the weekend. We are monitoring river levels and ensuring rivers are kept free from debris and obstruction. Please keep yourself informed of the local weather situation. We will of course update this message throughout today and the next couple of days.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 11:02
Little Avon
Between 10 to 20 millimetres of rainfall has fallen over the area during the night. Some rivers rose in response to the rainfall and are rising steadily but are expected to peak later today. Further showers are forecast throughout Monday but with smaller amounts of rainfall than yesterday. It is unlikely we will issue any flood warnings but we are monitoring the river levels and will keep our information up to date as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 12:35
Little Avon
The majority of Sunday will be dry until later on in the afternoon. A band of heavy and persistent rain will move across the area overnight Sunday and into Monday. The most intense rainfall will be between 23:00 and 09:00. River levels are generally stable however, as the rain passes through, this will lead to a rise in all river levels in the area therefore we are issuing all the Flood Alerts for the Bristol Frome area. There is an outside possibility of a couple of flood warnings being issued overnight but due to the uncertainty, we will not know the exact location of these until the rain passes through. We will be carrying out routine checks around the Bristol Frome area to ensure that the additional water will be able to travel through the system as expected. This message will be updated again Monday morning once the latest weather forecasts and models have been run and assessed.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 09:27
Little Avon
Up to 20 mm has fallen over the last 24 hours and levels on the Little Avon are rising in response to the rainfall. While lighter rainfall totals are expected today 27/12/2017 the Little Avon catchment is saturated and is responding to rain. Further rainfall is forecast through to the weekend, with higher totals forecast from Friday through to the weekend.