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.
Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 18:46
Water levels in the River Dun remain very high but they are now falling. 40mm of rain has fallen in the last 24 hours in Romsey, which is more than half a month’s rainfall. Currently, there is out of bank flooding affecting land and roads in West Dean, including Rectory Hill. The river may also have caused flooding to property in West Dean. Heavy rain has now cleared the area, but the river will remain very high over the next 12 hours. On Monday 17/02/2020, only small amounts of rain are forecast, but the river will remain responsive and so an increase in water level is expected tomorrow. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have installed flood protection, please leave it in place over the next 12 hours. We recommend that cars do not park at Rectory Hill overnight. This message will be updated by 12:00 on 17 February 2020.
Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 08:07
Water levels in the River Dun are high and continuing to rise rapidly. Heavy rain has fallen with 33 mm recorded in the last 18 hours at Romsey. In the next 1 to 2 hours, property at West Dean near the railway line at the bottom of Rectory Hill could experience flooding. Further heavy rain associated with Storm Dennis is expected over the next 8 hours. The river will rise until approximately 01:00 tomorrow morning (Monday 17/02/20). The forecast improves over this next week becoming drier but remaining unsettled. Our operations staff are keeping the river free of blockages. Please take appropriate action to protect property and move parked cars at Rectory Hill. This Flood Warning will be updated at 16:00 on 17/02/20