Flood Alert Info - Groundwater flooding in Hursley

Area Description

Areas at risk of groundwater flooding in Hursley in Hampshire.
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 15 Apr 2020 10:41
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley continues to fall. In the last 7 days, the level has reduced by 0.38 m. The weather remains dry until Friday (17/04/2020), when rain and then heavy showers are forecast into the weekend. Next week, the weather is similar, generally dry but with some showers possible at times. If heavy rainfall does affect Hursley this weekend, then there may be a small increase in groundwater level for a few days. After which time, the level will fall and the situation should continue to improve. Next week, if the weather forecast remains favourable, and we are confident that levels will continue to fall, then we will look to remove this Alert. This Flood Alert will be updated or removed by 15:00 on Wednesday 22/04/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Apr 2020 12:21
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley remains very high, but does continue to fall. In the last 5 days, the level has reduced by 0.25 m. On Monday (06/04/2020) the rate of daily fall began to increase, a trend which should largely continue this week. Over the next 5 days, the weather is mostly dry, but it will be interspersed with periods of showery rain, especially through Easter weekend. Given the current forecast totals, it is unlikely to cause a rise in groundwater level. It will still be at least another 2 weeks before groundwater ceases to cause impacts to cellars in the village. We continue to monitor the forecast. This Flood Alert will be updated by 15:00 on Wednesday 15/04/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2020 10:42
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley remains very high, but it is falling, albeit very slowly. The current rate of fall is 2 to 3 cm per day. The daily rate of fall will increase a little over the next week. Over the next 5 days, the weather will remain fairly dry. Given the current rate of fall and the continued dry outlook, it will be at least 3 weeks before groundwater ceases to cause impacts to cellars in the village. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate. This Flood Alert will be updated by 15:00 on Wednesday 08/04/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Mar 2020 11:05
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley remains very high, but it is falling, albeit very slowly. The current rate of fall is 2cm per day, but this should increase a little over the next few days. This week, cellar flooding will occur in a number of properties in the village. Over the next 5 days, the weather should remain fairly dry, and levels will continue to fall. Flood impacts will begin to improve, although any improvement, may not be noticeable until next week. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate. This Flood Alert will be updated by 15:00 on Monday 30/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 11:10
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley remains very high, but on drier days, in between any rainfall, the level is falling. In the last 7 days the level has fallen by 17cm. We expect cellar flooding is affecting a number of properties in the village and will continue to do so over the next few weeks. Over the next 5 to 10 days, the weather should be much drier, except for this weekend (14/03/2020 and 15/03/2020) when 10 to 15mm of rain is forecast. Rainfall this weekend will cause levels to rise a little, but with drier weather next week, it will stabilise quickly (within a day of any rain) and should then continue to fall. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate. This Flood Alert will be updated by 15:00 on Tuesday 24/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 12:37
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley is very high and levels have risen slightly as a result of heavy rainfall recorded yesterday. We expect cellar flooding is affecting a number of properties in the village and will continue to do so for several weeks. Today and tomorrow (Saturday 07/03/2020) the weather will remain dry. On Sunday (08/03/2020) and Monday (09/03/2020) further rain (15mm to 30mm) is now forecast. Throughout this time, if 30mm of rain should affect Hursley, then levels will rise, increasing flood impacts and perhaps the number of properties currently affected. Smaller rainfall totals should keep things very high, but fairly stable. Next week, the weather outlook may continue to be unsettled, but it could be slightly drier in the South. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate. This Flood Alert will be updated by 15:00 on Thursday 12/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2020 16:46
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley is very high, but has now just started to fall. We expect cellar flooding is affecting a number of properties in the village and will continue to do so for several weeks. Over the next 5 days, only very small amounts of rain are forecast. The level will fall until Sunday (08/03/2020) when rain, if it falls, may cause a slight increase. Overall and given the current forecast, the situation should improve a little throughout this time period. Next week, the weather outlook may continue to be unsettled, but it could be slightly drier in the South. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate. This Flood Alert will be updated by 15:00 on Wednesday 11/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Feb 2020 11:50
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley is very high. It will continue to rise over the next couple of days. The rate of rise will be slow, at around 1 to 2cms a day. Currently, we expect cellar flooding to affect a large number of properties in the High Street and there will be impacts to the sewerage network. Today and tomorrow (26/02/2020) showers are expected. From Thursday (27/02/2020) to Saturday (29/02/2020) rain is forecast with 20mm to 40mm possible. An unsettled outlook may also continue next week. Further rain towards the end of this week will cause levels to rise again. If the larger of the forecast rainfall totals affects the area, then by early next week, there would be an increase in the number of properties affected by groundwater. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate. This Flood Alert will be updated by 15:00 on Thursday 05/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 12:38
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley is very high and rising. Last week from Thursday (13/02/2020) to Monday (17/02/2020), 80mm of rain was recorded at Otterbourne. This is more than February’s monthly average rainfall. Currently, we expect cellar flooding to affect a large number of properties in the High Street and there will be impacts to the sewerage network. Over the next 5 days, relatively small amounts of rain are forecast (15-20mm). Groundwater levels will rise for at least the next 10 days. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate. Please remain prepared for groundwater flood impacts over the next few weeks. This Flood Alert will be updated by Tuesday 25/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 11:17
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley is very high. Currently, we would expect some cellar flooding in the lower part of the village at South End Close and in the lower High Street. From later on this evening (Friday 14/02/2020) until Monday (17/02/2020) very heavy rain is forecast in Hampshire. Over the weekend we could see between 30mm and 60mm of rainfall. With 30mm of rain, the level could increase by 0.3m and may not alter impacts that significantly. With 60mm of rain (a month’s rainfall in 48 hours), groundwater would rise for the next 10 days and would affect a large number of cellars throughout Hursley High Street and the sewerage network. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate if required. This Flood Alert will be updated by Friday 21/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Feb 2020 10:53
Groundwater
The groundwater level in Hursley is very high, but has now stabilised from January’s rainfall. Currently, we would expect some cellar flooding in the lower part of the village at South End Close and at the pub. Until Saturday evening, the weather is dry and the level will remain stable. Storm Ciara then affects the UK. From Saturday (08/02/2020) to Monday (10/02/2020) 15mm to 30mm of rain is expected in Hampshire. Whilst Tuesday is currently forecast to be dry, the weather may remain unsettled later next week. We expect some increase in groundwater level over the next 7 days. Should the larger of the rainfall totals be recorded in Hursley, then towards the end of next week, groundwater may just be high enough to affect a small number of additional cellars in the High Street. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate if required. This Flood Alert will be updated by Friday 14/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2020 11:18
Groundwater
Groundwater levels in Hursley are very high. They have just stabilised from the heavy rain recorded in the middle of January and are now at the level where cellar flooding could affect the lower part of the village at South End Close and the pub. Today (Friday 31/1/2020) through to Sunday (02/02/2020) small amounts of rain are forecast each day, although on Sunday, it could be heavy at times. From Monday (03/02/2020) onwards, the weather should be fairly dry for several days. The rainfall will cause a small increase in groundwater level, probably no more than a 10-15cm rise. By the middle of next week, and with drier weather, levels may even begin to fall. Currently, we do not expect widespread flood impacts in the village. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate if required and consider activating village flood plans. This Flood Alert will be updated by Friday 07/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2020 10:27
Groundwater
Following 6 consecutive months of above average rainfall, groundwater levels in Hursley are high and continue to rise. The current rate of rise is 0.1m per day. The groundwater is still responding to last week’s rainfall. From Sunday (26/01/2020) further rain is forecast. On Monday (27/01/2020) in particular, the rainfall could be heavy. If heavy rain affects Hursley, then groundwater will continue to rise. From Friday (31/01/2020) onwards, levels could be high enough to cause cellar flooding in the lower part of the village at the pub and South End Close. Currently, we do not expect widespread flood impacts in the village, although our 6 to 10 day outlook, suggests the weather could remain unsettled. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate if required, and consider activating village flood plans. This Flood Alert will be updated by Friday 31/01/2020.