Flood Warning Info - Lower Avon at The Bridges and Stubbings Meadow in Ringwood

Area Description

The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood.
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 11 Mar 2020 17:26
River Avon
We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. River levels remain high at Ringwood Old Cottage as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, risk of flooding remains. Although the forecast is showing drier conditions over the next couple of days, we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges over local watercourses and can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. This message will be updated Friday, 13/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Mar 2020 17:18
River Avon
We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. River levels remain high at Ringwood Old Cottage as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, risk of flooding remains. Further showers are forecast over the next few days which could keep river levels high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges over local watercourses and can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. This message will be updated Wednesday, 11/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Mar 2020 11:34
River Avon
River levels have risen at Ringwood Old Cottage as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur from this afternoon and overnight. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. Further showery weather is forecast over the next few days which would maintain high groundwater and river levels for several days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges over local watercourses. Consider installing property flood resilience equipment now. This message will be updated Monday, 09/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Feb 2020 14:54
River Avon
River levels are forecast to rise at the Fordingbridge river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. River levels can rise quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Feb 2020 15:21
River Avon
River levels in the River Avon at Ringwood remain high following rainfall over the New Forest and wider catchment. Consequently, flooding of properties, roads and farmland is expected. We expect Monday’s rainfall to sustain the current high river levels until Wednesday when further more significant rainfall is currently forecast which has the potential to cause river levels to rise further. High groundwater levels are being topped up by repeated bands of rainfall and we expect river levels to remain high for the rest of the week; consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and avoid using bridges over local watercourses. This message will be updated Wednesday 26/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Feb 2020 10:37
River Avon
River levels in the River Avon at Ringwood have risen overnight following earlier rainfall over the New Forest. Consequently, flooding of properties, roads and farmland is expected. Areas most at risk are The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. Although levels may fall slowly during Sunday further rainfall is forecast during Monday which can be expected to cause levels to rise again and continue to pose a risk to property in this area. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and refer to local authority website for local road closures. Can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. This message will be updated Monday, 24/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 13:58
River Avon
River levels are rising at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to previous rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. River and groundwater levels in this area can be expected to remain high for several days. Further showers are forecast over the next 24 hours, with more heavy rainfall forecast for thursday 20/02/20. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using bridges over local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 17:00 on 19/02/20, or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 12:52
River Avon
River levels are high but steady at the Fordingbridge river gauge as a result of Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Flooding is affecting The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. Please avoid using bridges over local watercourses and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Feb 2020 23:06
River Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible over the next 24 hours. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. We expect river levels to remain high for at least 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling the area. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and stay aware in case further warnings are issued.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Jan 2020 14:57
River Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood We expect river levels to remain high for at least 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow 19/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Jan 2020 11:57
River Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood We expect river levels to remain high for at least 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow 18/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Jan 2020 10:26
River Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood We expect river levels to remain high for at least 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow 17/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Jan 2020 13:51
River Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible over the next 24 hours. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood We expect river levels to remain high for at least 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated later today, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Jan 2020 00:46
River Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible over the next 24 hours. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood We expect river levels to remain high for at least 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated later today, 15/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Dec 2019 11:53
River Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, 30/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2019 17:21
River Avon
River levels are rising at the Fordingbridge river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur from now until tomorrow morning, 27/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. We expect river levels to remain high until the early hours on 27/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 27/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 01:27
River Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is possible today, 20/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood We expect river levels to remain high throughout Friday 20/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and move possessions and valuables off the ground. This message will be updated on Friday 20/12/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Oct 2019 13:43
River Avon
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Fordingbridge river gauge following recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. but changeable weather is forecast for the next 3 days which may lead to levels rising once more. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 5 days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/10/2019, or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 16 Oct 2019 09:43
River Avon
The water levels at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge remain high following recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland remains a possibility. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. Flood water could be deep and fast flowing, and therefore pose a risk to life. The weather remains unsettled and further rainfall is forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high for the rest of the week. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Oct 2019 23:24
River Avon
The water levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the heavy rainfall today. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood Flood water could be deep and fast flowing, and therefore pose a risk to life. The weather remains unsettled and further rainfall is forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high for the rest of the week. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.