Flood Alert Info - Lower Itchen

Area Description

River Itchen and tributaries from Otterbourne to Woodmill.
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


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2020 10:35
River Itchen
Water levels in the River Itchen remain high. Today (03/03/2020) and overnight will be mainly dry. The remainder of the week is unsettled. 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 Itchen
Water levels in the River Itchen remain high. 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. 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 Itchen
Water levels in the River Itchen remain high. 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. 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 Itchen
Water levels in the River Itchen remain high. 11mm of rain was recorded at Otterbourne overnight. River levels are increasing slowly in response to the overnight rainfall, and will continue to do so, during today. 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. 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 11:17
River Itchen
Water levels in the River Itchen are high. After yesterday’s rain, river levels increased slightly but are now very slowly falling. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land surrounding Dutton Lane in Eastleigh, although impacts would have improved 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 further impacts over the next five days. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on Thursday 27/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 10:30
River Itchen
Water levels in the River Itchen are high but stable. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land surrounding Dutton Lane in Eastleigh, although impacts would have improved over the last few days. Today (24/02/2020) up to 15mm of rain is forecast. This will see an increase in river levels and minor flood impacts are expected to continue. 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 rainfall is forecast. If the heavier rain does affect the area, then levels will rise, causing deeper out of bank flooding. Please remain prepared for further impacts over the next five days. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on Tuesday 25/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 11:10
River Itchen
Water levels in the River Itchen are high but stable. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land surrounding Dutton Lane in Eastleigh. 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 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 09:53
River Itchen
Water levels in the River Itchen are high but stable. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land surrounding Dutton Lane in Eastleigh. 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 Itchen
Water levels in the River Itchen are high but stable. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land surrounding Dutton Lane in Eastleigh. 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 remain fairly stable and may 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 12:08
River Itchen
Water levels in the River Itchen are high but stable. Currently, out of bank flooding will be affecting land surrounding Dutton Lane in Eastleigh. 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 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 Friday 19/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 11:59
River Itchen
Water levels in the Lower River Itchen remain high following the heavy rainfall over the weekend. In the last 48 hours, 54 mm of rain was recorded at Otterbourne, which is more than half a month’s rainfall. Water levels are currently stable, but today, there will be out of bank flooding affecting Bishopstoke Road Playing Fields and gardens in Bishopstoke. Water may also continue to affect the top of Duttons Lane and Withy Meadows, Eastleigh. Over the next 5 days, small amounts of rain are expected each day. This will keep water levels high. Our operational staff will keep the river free of blockages and manage the sluices at Bishopstoke and Stoke Lock. Please remain prepared for ongoing flood impacts this week. This Flood Alert will be updated at 12:00 on 18/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 09:43
River Itchen
Heavy and prolonged rainfall has affected the area over the last 3 weeks with 45mm in 2 days recorded at Otterbourne. Monthly rainfall is one and a half times the normal average rainfall. Forecast rainfall is for 20mm over the next 5 days. Levels will continue to rise for the next few weeks. Upper Itchen levels are high and continue to rise with some out of bank flood impacts through Winchester. The river will be out of bank at Bishopstoke Road Playing Fields with water possibly affecting the top of Duttons Lane and Withy Meadows, Eastleigh. The river will also flood land and gardens of property situated close to the banks of the Itchen at Bishopstoke. Our operational staff will keep the river free of blockages and manage the sluices at Bishopstoke and Stoke Lock. Residents living immediately next to the river should take action to ensure you can protect your property, ensuring pumps are operational. This Flood Alert will be updated at 12:00 on 17/02/20.