Flood Warning Info - Landford to Wade Bridge on the River Blackwater

Area Description

Landford, Wellow Mill, and Wade Bridge, on the River Blackwater.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 18:03
River Blackwater
Water levels in the River Blackwater are high and are rising. In the last 24 hours, 20mm of rain has been recorded in Romsey. This is not a large amount, but it follows a prolonged and wet winter. Currently, the river is very high around the mill building at Wellow. From 19:00 this evening, levels could be high enough to cause property flooding. The river will also flood roads and low lying land from Landford to Wade Bridge. Rain should clear the area by 18:30 this evening. The river is unlikely to peak until around midnight or the early hours of tomorrow morning (06/03/2020). Tomorrow, a dry day means that water levels will fall. We will continue to monitor the river and will keep it free of reported blockages. Please ensure any pumps used to protect property can operate. This message will be updated by 12:00 on Friday 06/03/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 12:09
River Blackwater
Water levels in the River Blackwater remain high but are falling slowly. In the last 24 hours 50 mm of rain has fallen in Romsey, which is more than half a month’s rainfall. Currently, there is extensive out of bank flooding affecting land and roads from Landford to Wade Bridge. Property flooding is expected at Wellow. Water levels will remain high for the next 12 hours. Over the next 5 days, small amounts of rain are expected each day with an unsettled forecast, particularly Wednesday through Thursday. This may keep water levels topped up but the general trend will be falling water levels. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that pumps used to protect property are operating. This message will be removed by 12:00 on 18 February 2020.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 15:58
River Blackwater
Water levels in the River Blackwater remain very high. In the last 24 hours more than 40 mm of rain has fallen in Romsey, which is more than half a month’s rainfall. Currently, there is extensive out of bank flooding affecting land and roads from Landford to Wade Bridge. Property flooding is expected at Wellow. Rain will continue to affect the area until 17:00. Water levels are currently falling, but over the next couple of hours, the river could still rise a little. It will remain very high over the next 18 hours. Tomorrow (Monday 17/02/2020), much smaller amounts of rain are forecast and the situation should begin to improve. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that pumps used to protect property are operating. This message will be updated by 12:00 on 17 February 2020.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Feb 2020 22:47
River Blackwater
Water levels in the River Blackwater remain high and are rising. In the last 24 hours, 26mm of rain has been recorded in Romsey. Over the next two days continued and more significant out of bank flooding affecting land and roads from Landford to Wade Bridge, especially at Wellow is expected, along with property flooding. Through to Sunday afternoon, further heavy rain will affect the area, keeping levels high and rising. Levels could be the highest recorded in the last 7 years. Further rain, potentially up to 25mm, is expected over the next 15 hours, and the river is unlikely to peak until later Sunday afternoon. We will continue to monitor the river. Please take action to protect property. This message will be updated by 16:00 on Sunday 16 February.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Jan 2020 08:07
River Blackwater
Water levels in the River Blackwater remain high and are rising. In the last 24 hours, another 17mm of rain has been recorded in Romsey. The river is unlikely to peak until lunchtime today (17/01/2020). Continued and more significant out of bank flooding affecting land and roads from Landford to Wade Bridge, especially at Wellow is expected, along with some property flooding. Showers, some heavy at times will continue today, which will keep river levels high, although they should begin to fall this afternoon. From tomorrow (18/01/2020) the weather will be dry for at least 5 days, which will give water levels a chance to recover. Alert and warning messages will then be removed. We will continue to monitor the river. Today, please ensure you can take action to protect property. This message will be updated by 12:00 on 18/01/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Jan 2020 10:42
River Blackwater
Water levels in the River Blackwater remain high, but are falling. Today (16/01/2020), the forecast rainfall totals have increased, with up to 30mm expected. This is a large volume of rain and should that affect the River Blackwater, then levels will rise quickly, and be much higher than they were yesterday, causing property flooding. The rain is due to move into Hampshire by lunchtime. Over the next 24 hours, there will be continued, and in some places, deep flooding of land and roads from Landford to Wade Bridge. We will continue to monitor the river. Please ensure you can take action to protect property. This message will be updated by 12:00 on 17/01/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Jan 2020 11:07
River Blackwater
Water levels in the River Blackwater remain very high although are just starting to fall. In the last 24 hours more than 38mm of rain has been recorded at Romsey. The river is currently causing minor impact flooding to land and roads from Landford to Wade Bridge, and is high enough to cause flooding to the Mill at Wellow. The weather forecast today has improved, with any remaining rain clearing this morning and mostly dry for the rest of the day. Thursday (16/01/2020) afternoon and evening will see showers, in some places locally heavy, of 7-10mm. This will cause river levels to rise again. Friday (17/01/2020) and the weekend sees drier weather. Our staff are out keeping rivers free of blockages. We will continue to monitor the river. Please ensure that any pumps used to help protect property from flooding are operating. This Flood Warning will be updated by 12:00 on Thursday 16/01/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Jan 2020 01:57
River Blackwater
Water levels in the River Blackwater are high and continue to rise. In the last 12 hours more than 38mm of rain has been recorded at Romsey. The river is currently causing minor impact flooding to land and roads from Landford to Wade Bridge. From 03:00hrs, the river will be high enough to cause flooding to the Mill at Wellow. Further rainfall is expected over the next 3 hours. The river is unlikely to peak until early afternoon, by which time, the level could be similar to that experienced on 20 December 2019. Our staff will keep the River Blackwater free of blockages. We will continue to monitor the river. Please ensure that any pumps used to help protect property from flooding are operating. This Flood Warning will be updated by 12:00 on Wednesday 15/01/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Dec 2019 09:59
River Blackwater
Water levels in the River Blackwater are high and continue to rise. Since the beginning of December, 98mm of rain has been recorded at Romsey. This is more than a month’s rainfall. Further heavy rain is forecast this afternoon and evening (19/12/2019). The river is currently flooding land and roads from Landford to Wade Bridge. In the next 12 hours, the river will be high enough to flood the Mill at Wellow. Today (19/12/2019) and through to Friday morning (20/12/2019), further rain is forecast with up to 25mm expected. The river will peak initially around Thursday lunchtime (19/12/2019) but with further heavy rainfall will rise again beyond this level, peaking at around 11:00 Friday morning (20/12/2019). Our operational staff are ensuring the River Blackwater is kept free of blockages. We will continue to monitor the river and will issue further advice. This Flood Warning will be updated by 11:00 on Friday 20/12/2019, or earlier if the situation changes.