Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 15:32
The Beaulieu River is high and rising and levels are increasing in the Mill Pond at Beaulieu. In the last 12 hours, 30mm of rain has been recorded in Brockenhurst, and this follows prolonged wet weather over the last few weeks. This evening’s high tide at Southampton is forecast at 17:00 and 18:10 on 16/02/2020. Tide levels are reasonably low, but given higher river flows into the pond, for 1 hour either side of high water, the river could come out of bank on the upstream side of the pond, flooding gardens and Hatchet Lane. Rain will clear the New Forest by 17:15 and by 19:00 this evening, levels should begin to fall. We will continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection, especially at Hatchet Lane where road flooding is likely to occur. Cars driving through the floodwater will increase flood impacts to vulnerable property in this location. This Flood Alert will be updated or removed by 12:00 on 17/02/2020.
Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 10:38
Water levels in the Beaulieu River are high. In the last 24 hours more than 30mm of rain has been recorded in Lyndhurst. This afternoon, high tide is forecast at 14:12 and 14:54. Whilst the forecast tide level is not overly high, for 2 hours either side of high water, levels will rise around the upstream side of the Mill Pond. This could cause out of bank flooding and may flood the B3056 road. From 16:00 this afternoon water levels should begin to fall. The weather remains fairly dry for the rest of the day, but some rainfall is forecast again tomorrow. We will continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection over the high tide period, especially at Hatchet Lane (B3056) where road flooding may occur. Cars driving through any floodwater will increase flood impacts to vulnerable property in this location. This Flood Alert will be updated by 20:00 on 15/01/2020.