Flood Alert Info - Lower Avon and Tributaries

Area Description

Tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch.

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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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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

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Flood Alert issued on 31 May 2018 09:54
Avon
During this afternoon and evening, we expect a more prolonged and fairly heavy band of rain to pass through the area. Whilst we do not expect property flooding at this time, streams on the New Forest could react very quickly and may cause flooding to nearby campsites. The Lower Avon itself is full, following a very wet late spring. Levels may well respond quickly as water comes off the Forest. Livestock alongside the river may be at particular risk.


Flood Alert issued on 30 May 2018 16:10
Avon
Overnight rainfall will gradually fade away, with some quite heavy, but very widely dispersed showers following through into Thursday morning. During the afternoon and evening tomorrow, we expect a more prolonged and fairly heavy band of rain to pass through the area. Whilst we do not expect property flooding at this time, streams on the New Forest could react very quickly and may cause flooding to nearby campsites. The Lower Avon itself is full, following a very wet late spring. Levels may well respond quickly as water comes off the Forest. Livestock alongside the river may be at particular risk.


Flood Alert issued on 29 May 2018 16:46
Avon
Heavy showers through this evening will give way to some quite intense, localised rainfall overnight. Whilst we do not expect property flooding at this time, streams on the New Forest could react very quickly and may cause flooding to nearby campsites. The Lower Avon itself is full, following a very wet late spring. Levels may well respond quickly as water comes off the Forest. Livestock alongside the river may be at particular risk.


Flood Alert issued on 4 May 2018 17:31
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. Following rainfall earlier this week, river levels in the area still remain above flood alert thresholds. We will continue to monitor the river levels and update this message on Monday 7 May 2018 or if the situation changes. Residents with flood protection equipment are advised to ensure that it remains operational. No rain is forecast over this bank holiday weekend.


Flood Alert issued on 2 May 2018 13:30
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. After further rainfall this week, river levels in the area still remain above flood alert thresholds. We will continue to monitor the river levels and update this message on Friday 4 May 2018 or if the situation changes. Residents with flood protection equipment are advised to ensure that it remains operational.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Apr 2018 14:26
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels in the area are falling slowly but still remain above flood alert thresholds. We will continue to monitor the river levels and update this message if the situation changes. Residents with flood protection equipment are advised to ensure that it remains operational.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Apr 2018 11:00
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels in the area remain above flood alert thresholds. There is the possibility of thundery showers forecast at the weekend. We will continue to monitor the river levels and update this message if the situation changes. Residents with flood protection equipment are advised to ensure that it remains operational.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Apr 2018 16:17
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels in the area remain above flood alert thresholds after a period of persistent wet weather. There is further rainfall expected at the weekend with more settled weather expected next week. We will continue to monitor the river levels and update this message if the situation changes. Residents with flood protection equipment are advised to ensure that it remains operational.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 14:21
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels in the area remain above flood alert thresholds after a period of persistent wet weather. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area with more settled weather expected. We will continue to monitor the river levels and update this message if the situation changes. Residents with flood protection equipment are advised to ensure that it remains operational.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 11:59
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels remain above flood alert thresholds after a wet holiday period. A slight respite on Thursday and Friday will be followed by more unsettled weather over the weekend and next week. River levels will remain high over the weekend. Residents with flood protection equipment are advised to ensure that it is operational.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 15:45
Avon
The water level in the River Avon between Fordingbridge and Christchurch has been fairly high for several days and last night's persistent rain has brought an additional contribution from the New Forest streams, pushing levels even higher. Expect flooding to watermeadows and minor roads. Avoid using fords especially at Moyles Court and Blissford as levels can rise very quickly under these conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 19:40
Avon
Water levels in the River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch are expected to rise. Heavy and persistent rain are forecast for tonight and in to Monday morning. Rivers are likely to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Mar 2018 14:05
Avon
Water levels in the River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch are expected to rise. Showery conditions are forecast to continue through this afternoon, 28/03/2018.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 15:18
Avon
River levels in the lower Avon remain high following recent rainfall and are still above the flood alert threshold. Further rain fall of upto 10mm is forecast over night and into Saturday morning. This will likely keep levels above flood alert threshold throughout the weekend. This alert will be updated early next week.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2018 04:38
Avon
River levels in the lower Avon are rising in response to recent rainfall and have now exceeded the flood alert threshold. Rainfall is forecast to continue until about 06:00am.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 11:22
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch is rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Weather forecast remains unsettled for the next few days, and rivers may continue to rise.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2018 10:30
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch are declining.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2018 11:09
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch is rising and are forecast to exceed bankfull conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2018 16:10
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch is rising and are forecast to exceed bankfull conditions in response to the snowmelt. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2018 15:24
Avon
The weather is now dry but river levels remain high. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2018 14:17
Avon
The rainfall has generally passed out of the area. River levels remain high and we will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2018 17:30
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. Further showers are forecast overnight through Tuesday and Wednesday the 13th and 14th of February and we would expect river levels to remain high. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message if anything changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2018 13:14
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch is rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Steady drizzle is expected through this afternoon and tonight and we would expect to see the river levels remain high.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Feb 2018 13:55
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch remain above flood alert levels with levels remaining out of bank in many parts. This situation will continue for some days and further rainfall is expected on Saturday which will keep levels high through into next week. The situation will be reviewed early next week and updated or removed accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2018 10:11
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch remain above flood alert levels with levels remaining out of bank in many parts. This situation will continue for some days and further rainfall is expected on Wednesday which will keep levels high for the rest of the week.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 09:43
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch are rising slowly and have gone out of bank. This situation will continue for some days and further rainfall is expected on Tuesday night and Wednesday which will keep levels high for the rest of the week.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 10:03
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area. River levels remain high and are expected to remain above the flood alert level for at least the next 48 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 10:10
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch is rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 20:14
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. The rainfall is forecast to continue until about 06:00 am (local time) on 31/12/2017 with another 25 mm forecast. Rivers and streams throughout the area are likely to respond to the rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 17:10
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels on the Lower Avon and Tributaries remain high in response to rainfall on the 26/12/2017. No further rainfall is expected over night but upto 10mm of rain is forecast for 29/01/2017 with further river response likely.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 09:30
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels on the Lower Avon and Tributaries remain high in response to rainfall on the 26/12/2017. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 23:49
Avon
Water levels in the River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch are expected to rise in response to intense rainfall over the New Forest. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Dec 2017 21:01
Avon
Water levels in the River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch are rising in response to rainfall over the past 48 hours. The rainfall has now passed out of the area.