Flood Alert Info - Lower River Colne and Frays River

Area Description

The Lower River Colne and Frays River at Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor.
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

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 3 Mar 2020 12:22
River Colne
Heavy rainfall over the weekend around the Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor areas has caused river levels within the Lower River Colne and Frays River to rise. River levels are expected to remain high today and overnight tonight, Tuesday 3rd March, with flooding to roads and low lying land possible during this time. Flooding to properties is not expected. We are closely monitoring the situation. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Wednesday 4th March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2020 20:27
River Colne
Heavy rainfall over the weekend around the Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle, and Stanwell Moor areas has caused river levels within the Lower River Colne and Frays River to Rise. River levels are expected to remain high overnight tonight, Monday 2nd March, with flooding to roads and low lying land possible during this time. Flooding to properties is not expected. We are closely monitoring the situation. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2020 09:47
River Colne
Heavy rainfall over the weekend around the Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor areas has caused river levels within the Lower River Colne and Frays River to Rise. River levels are expected to remain high throughout today, Monday 2nd March, with flooding to roads and low lying land possible during this time. Flooding to properties it not expected. We are closely monitoring the situation. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2020 21:54
River Colne
Yesterday, Saturday 29th February, we saw heavy rainfall around the Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor areas. This has caused rivers levels within the Lower River Colne and Frays River to rise. Further rainfall is forecast overnight tonight, Sunday 1st March. Flooding to roads and low lying land is possible during this time. Flooding to properties is not expected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2020 09:24
River Colne
Yesterday, Saturday 29th February, and overnight we saw heavy rainfall around the Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor areas. This has caused rivers levels within the Lower River Colne and Frays River to rise. River levels are expected to remain high throughout today, Sunday 1st March, with flooding to roads and low lying land possible during this time. Flooding to properties is not expected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 18:14
River Colne
The water levels within the Lower River Colne catchment remain high following rainfall from Storm Dennis and the River Thames remaining high. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible at Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor throughout Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. Some further rain is forecast during the rest of this week. We will continue to monitor this incoming rainfall and mitigate any impacts as much as possible. 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. We will update this message in the morning, Friday 21st February, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 10:57
River Colne
The water levels within the Lower River Colne catchment remain high following rainfall from Storm Dennis and the River Thames remaining high. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible at Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor throughout Thursday 20th February. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. Some further rain is forecast during the rest of this week. We will continue to monitor this incoming rainfall and mitigate any impacts as much as possible. 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. We will update this message this evening, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 16:47
River Colne
Persistent rain associated with Storm Dennis fell over the weekend. The water levels within the Lower River Colne catchment are steadily falling, but remain high. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible at Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor overnight from Wednesday 19th February into Thursday 20th February. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. Further rainfall is forecast during the rest of this week. We will continue to monitor this incoming rainfall and river levels and keep this message updated with the latest information. 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 will update this message on Thursday morning, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 10:22
River Colne
Persistent rain associated with Storm Dennis fell over the weekend. The water levels within the Lower River Colne catchment remain high. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible at Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor throughout Wednesday 19th February. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. Some further rain is forecast during the rest of this week. We will continue to monitor this incoming rainfall and mitigate any impacts as much as possible. 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. We will update this message this evening, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 18:19
River Colne
Persistent rain associated with Storm Dennis fell over the weekend. The water levels within the Lower River Colne catchment remain high. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible at Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor throughout Tuesday 18th February and into Wednesday 19th February. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. Some further rain is forecast during the evening of Tuesday 18th February and the rest of this week. We will continue to monitor this incoming rainfall and mitigate any impacts as much as possible. 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. We will update this message in the morning, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 09:36
River Colne
Persistent rain associated with Storm Dennis fell over the weekend. The water levels within the Lower River Colne catchment remain high. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible at Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor throughout Tuesday 18th February. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. Some further rain is forecast on Tuesday 18th February and the rest of this week. We will continue to monitor this incoming rainfall and mitigate any impacts as much as possible. 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. We will update this message this evening, or earlier if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 18:38
River Colne
Persistent rain associated with Storm Dennis fell over the weekend. The water levels within the Lower River Colne catchment remain high. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible at Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor overnight on Monday 17th February and into Tuesday 18th February. 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. We will update this message in the morning, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 15:11
River Colne
Persistent rain associated with Storm Dennis fell over the weekend. The water levels within the Lower River Colne catchment remain high. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible at Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor today, Monday 17th February. 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. We will update this message this evening, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 06:59
River Colne
Rain, associated with Storm Dennis, has fallen throughout the weekend. The water levels on the Lower River Colne and Frays River have risen overnight on Sunday 16 February. Scattered showers are forecast throughout Monday. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible at Uxbridge, West Drayton, Poyle and Stanwell Moor today. 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 continuing to monitor rainfall and river levels. We will update this message on Monday evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2019 10:42
River Colne
River levels on the Lower Colne and Frays River remain high, particularly in the Uxbridge and Cowley areas, as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend. Further moderate rain is possible tomorrow, Tuesday 24 December. River levels are falling slowly, with flooding to roads and low lying land still possible. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We are continuing to closely monitor 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 by 4pm today or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 18:23
River Colne
River levels on the Lower Colne and Frays River remain high, particularly in the Uxbridge and Cowley areas, as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend. Further rain is possible later tomorrow, Monday 23 December. River levels are expected to remain high with flooding to roads and low lying land possible. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We are continuing to closely monitor 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 or earlier if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 08:56
River Colne
River levels on the Lower Colne and Frays River remain high as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend. Further rainfall is possible this morning Sunday 22nd December. River levels are expected to remain with flooding to roads and low lying land likely. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We are continuing to closely monitor 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 this afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 18:01
River Colne
River levels on the Lower Colne and Frays River remain high following heavy rain on Friday 20th December. Further rainfall is possible overnight into Sunday 22nd. River levels are expected to remain high with flooding to roads and low lying land possible throughout the weekend. We are continuing to closely monitor 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 in the morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 12:13
River Colne
River levels on the Lower Colne and Frays River remain high following heavy rain yesterday. Although river levels have started to steadily drop any further rainfall could see water levels increase further over the weekend. Flooding to roads and low lying land will remain possible throughout the weekend. We are continuing to closely monitor 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 this evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 19:06
River Colne
River levels are forecast to rise on the Lower River Colne and Frays River as a result of persistent heavy rainfall that has fallen over the last few days. Flooding of low lying land close to the river Colne is possible this evening, Friday 20 December and overnight into tomorrow morning. Further rainfall is forecast overnight and we expect river levels to remain high into tomorrow morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 by 11:00 tomorrow morning, 21/12/2019, or as the situation changes.