Flood Alert Info - Middle Test

Area Description

River Test from Longstock to Timsbury.
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

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 3 Mar 2020 10:35
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Stockbridge remain high. Water continues to flood land and fields at Brook and Timsbury. Today (03/03/2020) and overnight will be mainly dry. The remainder of the week is unsettled. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please avoid walking through flooded areas. Please remain prepared for further impacts over the next few days, as river levels will rise and fall. Generally water levels will be much higher than normal and minor impact flooding will continue. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on Thursday 05/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2020 09:57
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Stockbridge remain high. Water continues to flood land and fields at Stockbridge, Broughton, Brook and Timsbury. Today (01/03/2020) will be mainly dry. However, overnight into tomorrow (02/03/2020), 5-15mm of rainfall is forecast. The remainder of tomorrow (02/03/2020) and Tuesday (03/03/2020) are forecast to be fairly dry. Unsettled weather is set to return from the middle of the week. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please avoid walking through flooded areas. Please remain prepared for further impacts over the next 5 days, as river levels will rise and fall. Generally water levels will be much higher than normal and minor impact flooding will continue. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on Tuesday 03/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 10:23
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Stockbridge remain high. Water continues to flood land and fields at Stockbridge, Broughton, Brook and Timsbury. During today (28/02/2020) and tomorrow (29/02/2020) further rainfall is forecast, and a total of 14 to 19mm is expected. Unsettled conditions are expected to continue into Sunday (01/03/2020). Monday (02/03/2020) and Tuesday (03/03/2020) are forecast to be drier. River levels will increase slightly in response to the rainfall over the next few days. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please avoid walking through flooded areas. Please remain prepared for further impacts over the next 5 days, as river levels will rise and fall. Generally water levels will be much higher than normal and minor impact flooding will continue. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on Sunday 01/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Feb 2020 11:39
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Stockbridge remain high. 12mm of rain was recorded at Romsey overnight. River levels will increase slightly in response to the overnight rainfall. Water continues to flood land and fields at Stockbridge, Broughton, Brook and Timsbury. The remainder of the day and overnight is forecast to be dry. Tomorrow (28/02/2020) and Saturday (29/02/2020) further rainfall is forecast, a total of 16 to 25mm is expected. On Sunday (01/03/2020) and Monday (02/03/2020) it should be drier, but unsettled weather is set to return later next week. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please avoid walking through flooded areas. Please remain prepared for further impacts over the next 5 days, as river levels will rise and fall. Generally water levels will be much higher than normal and minor impact flooding will continue. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on Friday 28/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Feb 2020 11:18
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Stockbridge are high. After yesterday’s rain, river levels increased slightly but are now slowly falling again. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land and fields at Stockbridge, Broughton, Brook and Timsbury, although impacts would have improved slightly over the last few days. Today (25/02/2020), and tomorrow (26/02/2020) only small amounts of rain are forecast. This may allow the river to recover a little. From Thursday (27/02/2020) to Saturday (29/02/2020), 20 to 40mm of rain is forecast. If the maximum totals affect the river, then levels will be very high at the weekend. Please remain prepared for impacts this week. We continue to monitor the forecast. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on Thursday 27/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 11:32
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Stockbridge are high, but they are now slowly falling. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land and fields at Stockbridge, Broughton, Brook and Timsbury, although impacts would have improved slightly over the last few days. Today (24/02/2020) up to 15mm of rain is forecast. This could see an increase in river levels, with minor flood impacts continuing. Tuesday (25/02/2020) and Wednesday (26/02/2020) should see fairly small amounts of rain. On Thursday (27/02/2020) and Friday (28/02/2020) heavier rain is forecast. If the heavier rain does affect the area, then levels will rise, causing deeper out of bank flooding. Please remain prepared for impacts this week. We continue to monitor the forecast. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on Tuesday 25/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 11:08
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Stockbridge are high but remain stable. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land and fields at Stockbridge, Broughton, Brook and Timsbury. Today (21/02/2020) and tomorrow (22/02/2020) the forecast is fairly dry. From Saturday evening (22/02/2020) through to Tuesday (25/02/2020), 20mm of rain is forecast. This will see an increase in river levels and minor flood impacts are expected to continue. We continue to monitor the forecast. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on Monday 24/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 09:52
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Stockbridge are high but remain stable. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land and fields at Stockbridge, Broughton, Brook and Timsbury. From today (20/02/2020) until Saturday (22/02/2020) very small amounts of rain are forecast. On Sunday (23/02/2020), up to 10mm of rain is forecast. Generally, over the next 5 days, river levels will rise and fall a little, but impacts should remain fairly stable. As some days will be relatively dry, the overall situation should begin to improve. We continue to monitor the forecast. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on 21/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 09:45
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Stockbridge are high but are slowly falling. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land and fields at Stockbridge, Broughton, Brook and Timsbury. Over the next 5 days, small amounts of rain are forecast each day. Given the current forecast totals, while levels in the river will rise and fall a little, the rain won’t alter current impacts. As some days will be relatively dry, overall the situation should begin to improve. We continue to monitor the forecast. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on 20/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 11:49
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Stockbridge are high but stable. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land and fields at Stockbridge, Broughton, Brook and Timsbury. Over the next 5 days, small amounts of rain are forecast each day, except on Friday (21/02/2020) which should remain dry. Throughout this week, water levels in the main river channel will remain high, rising and falling in response to relatively little rainfall. A continuation of minor impact flooding affecting land and roads is expected. We will continue to monitor the forecast and will issue further advice if levels rise significantly. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on 19/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 12:29
River Test
Water levels in the Middle River Test are high but stable. In the last 48 hours, 42mm of rainfall was recorded at Broughton. This is more than half a month’s rain. Today, there will be continued out of bank flooding which will affect low lying land between all the towns and villages. Further showers are expected today (17/02/2020) and then rain is expected on Tuesday (18/02/2020) through to Thursday (20/02/2020). As the river is now very sensitive to further rainfall, there is an increased risk of flooding in Stockbridge, Broughton and Timsbury. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please remain prepared for further impacts over the next 5 days. This message will be updated by 12:00 18/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 12:47
River Test
Levels in the Middle River Test are high and rising with some out of bank flooding already affecting low lying land between towns and villages. Prolonged rainfall has affected the area over the last few months with 47mm in 2 days recorded at Broughton. This is two thirds of normal monthly rainfall. The rate of rising water will be relatively slow but locations at increased risk of flooding are Stockbridge High Street, Broughton and Timsbury. During heavy rainfall, Stockbridge High Street in particular, is now more vulnerable to road surface water flooding, which then could impact on property. Lighter rain is forecast until 15:00 today (16/02/20). Over the next 5 days 15 mm of rain is forecast which will keep groundwater and river levels rising. Our operations staff are keeping the River Test clear of blockages. We continue to monitor the river. Please take appropriate action to ensure that you can protect your property. This Flood Alert will be updated at 12:00 on 17/02/20.