Flood Alert Info - River Brent from Hendon to Brentford

Area Description

The River Brent from Hendon to Brentford including Brent Cross, Tokyngton, Alperton, Greenford and Hanwell.
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 12 Jul 2021 19:44
River Brent
Heavy showers have been quickly developing this afternoon in the North and West London area. This has caused rivers and streams to rise. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the rivers this evening on Monday 12 July. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and from flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the rivers to remain high this evening and may rise further if we continue to see heavy showers. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff on standby to attend to any blockages in the river. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jun 2021 15:11
River Brent
River levels are rising on the River Brent from Hendon to Brentford as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land is possible from approximately 3pm on Friday 18 June. Flooding to properties is not currently expected. Further rainfall is forecast throughout the afternoon and this evening. River levels may remain high this evening and tonight. We are monitoring the situation closely. 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, Saturday 19 June, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Oct 2020 08:56
River Brent
80mm of rain has fallen over parts of North and West London in the past 48 hours. Most of the heavy rain has now passed and river levels remain high in the Stonebridge and South Greenford areas but are expected to fall during today, Sunday 4 October. Flooding to low lying land and roads is still possible. Surface water may also be affecting these areas. We do not anticipate any flooding to properties, but will continue to monitor rainfall and river levels and check rivers for blockages. We recommend you continue to 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 by 8pm this evening, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Oct 2020 19:11
River Brent
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over London, causing levels in the River Brent to rise, particularly in the Stonebridge and South Greenford areas. Further rainfall is forecast tonight and into tomorrow (Sunday 4th October) meaning flooding to low lying lands and roads is still likely. Surface water may also be affecting these areas. We do not anticipate any flooding to properties, but will continue to monitor rainfall and river levels and check rivers for blockages. We recommend you continue to 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 at 9am tomorrow morning, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Oct 2020 10:31
River Brent
Heavy rainfall over London yesterday and today, Saturday 3 October, has caused levels in the River Brent to rise, particularly in the Stonebridge and South Greenford areas. 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 for the rest of the day. No flooding to properties is currently expected. 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 8pm this evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 20:05
River Brent
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the London area, causing levels in rivers and streams to rise. Further rain is forecast this evening, Thursday 16 January. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river this evening through to Friday morning. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the river to remain high this evening and may remain high overnight. No flooding to properties is currently expected. We recommend that 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 tomorrow morning, Friday 17 January, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 12:26
River Brent
We are expecting heavy rainfall across the area throughout the day on Thursday 16 January, causing rivers and streams to rise. One of the areas of concern is currently the River Brent where river levels have risen the most. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river this afternoon through to Friday morning. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the river to remain high this afternoon but should start to recede this evening. No flooding to properties is currently expected. 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 evening if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jul 2018 21:36
River Brent
Heavy rain has been falling in the area over the past hour. This has caused rivers and streams to rise. The main area of concern is currently the Wembley and Tokyngton area where river levels have risen the most. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river this evening on Friday 13 July. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the river to remain high this evening but should start to recede as the heavy rainfall passes. No flooding to properties is currently expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff on standby to attend to any blockages in the river. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 May 2018 20:44
River Brent
Heavy rain has fallen across London today, causing the River Brent to rise. Levels have begun to fall, however further rain is possible through the evening on Tuesday 29 May and overnight into Wednesday morning. The time, location and amount of further rain is very uncertain. If further heavy rain falls in this area river levels could again rise rapidly. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river is possible. Surface water flooding is also possible. The main areas of concern are Hendon, Brent Cross and Neasden. Flooding to properties from the river is not currently expected. Take care near the areas of concern. 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 constantly monitoring river levels and have staff checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated by 10am on Wednesday 30 May.


Flood Alert issued on 29 May 2018 15:09
River Brent
The River Brent is responding to localised thunderstorms that are moving across North London. Some intense periods of rainfall have been observed. The main areas of concern are Hendon, Brent Cross and Neasden. A forecast of expected river levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river from 3.30pm today (Tuesday 29 May). Flooding from surface water, in areas away from the river, is also likely. We expect the river to remain high throughout the afternoon and evening though no flooding to properties from the river is currently expected. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Move any valuable items above ground level. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff checking for and clearing blockages in your area. This message will be updated at 8pm today or earlier if the situation changes.