Flood Warning Info - River Mersey at West Didsbury and Northenden

Area Description

Properties in West Didsbury and Barlow Moor around Princess Road, Riverside Avenue and Mersey Crescent. Also Stanton Avenue to Palatine Road. Also at risk properties in Northenden on and around Kenworthy Lane to Ford Lane..
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Severe Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2022 12:39
River Mersey
A severe flood warning has been issued because of heavy and persistent rainfall resulting in rising river levels on the River Mersey at Didsbury today, on 20/02/2022. Consequently, there will be an increased risk of flooding to properties from the River Mersey this afternoon Sunday, 20/02/2022 and overnight into Monday, 21/02/2022. We will update this warning as the situation changes. Evacuation plans are in place for any residents who may need to move to keep themselves safe. If you believe that you are in immediate danger, please call 999. Anyone with urgent need for care and support should call the Council's Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2022 10:19
River Mersey
This is a precautionary flood warning due to rising river levels at Northenden on the River Mersey as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Flooding will possibly occur for properties in West Didsbury and Barlow Moor from 12:00pm, today 20/02/2022. Further heavy rainfall is forecast throughout the day. Our incident response staff are deployed, we are liaising with emergency services and local authorities and we will continue to monitor the situation and issue further warnings if necessary. Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Severe Flood Warning issued on 20 Jan 2021 19:55
River Mersey
Intense rainfall from Storm Christoph has resulted in rising river levels on the River Mersey at Didsbury today, on 20/01/2021. Consequently, there may be a risk of overtopping at Didsbury flood basin in the early hours of Thursday morning, on 21/01/2021. We currently expect river levels to peak between 6.9-7.5m. Evacuation plans are now underway for local areas. If you believe that you are in immediate danger, please call 999. Anyone with urgent need for care and support should call the Council's Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001. If you are asked to leave your home and need to stay with family or friends due to flooding, you will not be in breach of coronavirus laws and no legal action will be taken. If you or a family member have been asked to self-isolate due to Covid-19 Government guidance or if you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you will be contacted directly and Covid-secure accommodation will be provided. Please keep up to date with the current situation.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Jan 2021 13:58
River Mersey
River levels are rising at the West Didsbury and Northenden river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Christoph. Consequently, flooding to properties is expected. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties in West Didsbury and Barlow Moor. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours and we expect river levels to remain high until Friday. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood warnings if necessary. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, Thursday 21/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Jan 2021 13:34
River Mersey
River levels are rising at the Bollington Mill river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Christoph. Consequently, flooding to properties is expected. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties at and around Bollington Mill and Bollington Hall Farm. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours and we expect river levels to remain high until Friday. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood warnings if necessary. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, Thursday 21/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Jul 2019 00:32
River Mersey
Due to persistent heavy rainfall, river levels are rising and flooding is possible. Rainfall is likely to continue overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Jul 2019 22:23
River Mersey
Due to persistent heavy rainfall, river levels are rising and flooding is possible. Didsbury flood storage basin will be in operation from 23:00hrs. Rainfall is likely to continue throughout the evening and into tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation


Flood Warning issued on 28 Jul 2019 21:25
River Mersey
Due to persistent heavy rainfall, river levels are rising and flooding is possible. Rainfall is likely to continue throughout the evening and into tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation