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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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 28 Aug 2020 15:33
Avon
River levels are still high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall yesterday. Further heavy showers are expected throughout today, 28/08/2020. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days and are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated tomorrow, 29/08/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Aug 2020 20:12
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall this afternoon. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from this evening, 27/08/20. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days and are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 28/08/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Aug 2020 18:59
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from around 7:00pm today, 19/08/20. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days and are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/08/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2020 19:52
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the heavy showers today. Consequently there could be flooding of roads and farmland and we believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, Friday 1st May 2020


Flood Alert issued on 20 Apr 2020 16:32
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the heavy rainfall across the area last week. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Dry weather is forecast for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated Wednesday, 22/04/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Apr 2020 10:54
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall across the area and impact from the New Forest Streams. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from this afternoon. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated Monday, 20/04/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2020 09:24
Avon
River levels remain high but slowly dropping at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated. The situation is improving but we expect river levels to remain high for some time and the risk of flooding along the River Avon valley between Ringwood and Christchurch remains. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near floodwaters and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. The Met Office forecasts dry and settled weather to continue with some light rain expected early next week. This message will be updated on Friday 10/04/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Mar 2020 19:17
Avon
River levels remain high but slowly dropping at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated. The situation is improving but we expect river levels to remain high for some time and the risk of flooding along the River Avon valley between Ringwood and Christchurch remains. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near floodwaters and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. The Met Office forecasts the dry and settled weather to continue. This message will be updated on Friday 3/04/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Mar 2020 12:19
Avon
River levels remain high but slowly dropping at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated. The situation is improving but we expect river levels to remain high for some time and the risk of flooding along the River Avon valley between Ringwood and Christchurch remains. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near floodwaters and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. The Met Office forecast until Friday is for current spell of dry and settled weather to continue. This message will be updated on Friday 27/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Mar 2020 18:34
Avon
River levels remain high but slowly dropping at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated. The situation is improving but we expect river levels to remain high for some time, and the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. The outlook is for settled dry weather in the next few days.This message will be updated on Monday 23/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2020 13:13
Avon
River levels continue to remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated. The situation is improving, however, we expect river levels to remain high for some time, and the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Friday, 20/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2020 16:21
Avon
River levels continue to remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated. Although the forecast is showing drier conditions over the next couple of days, we expect river levels to remain high for some time. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using bridges over local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated on Tuesday, 17/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 20:52
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. Although the forecast is showing drier conditions over the next couple of days, we expect river levels to remain high. High groundwater levels in the wider catchment and New Forest area are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and continue to add to river levels and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River levels can rise very quickly in response to 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 on Friday 13/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 17:19
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. Further showery weather is forecast for the next few days. High groundwater levels in the wider catchment and New Forest area are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and continue to add to river levels and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River levels can rise very quickly in response to 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 on Wednesday 11/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 11:16
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. Today, Friday 06/03/20 is forecast to be dry but further rain is forecast over the weekend with Sunday and Monday seeing heavier rainfall. High groundwater levels in the wider catchment and New Forest area are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and continue to add to river levels and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River levels can rise very quickly in response to 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 on Monday 09/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2020 14:13
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. Further showers are forecast over the next few days which will maintain the current high river levels. High groundwater levels in the wider catchment and New Forest area are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and continue to add to river levels and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River levels can rise very quickly in response to 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 on Friday 06/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2020 10:59
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. We expect further showers today and tomorrow to maintain the current high river levels. High groundwater levels in the wider catchment and New Forest area are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and continue to add to river levels and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River levels can rise very quickly in response to 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 on Wednesday 04/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 09:49
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. We expect further rainfall over the weekend to maintain the current high river levels. High groundwater levels in the wider catchment and New Forest area are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and continue to add to river levels and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River levels can rise very quickly in response to 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 on Monday 02/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Feb 2020 10:41
Avon
River levels are rising at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. We expect further showery rainfall over the next few days to sustain the current high river levels. High groundwater levels in the wider catchment and New Forest area are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and continue to add to river levels and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River levels can rise very quickly in response to 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 on Friday 28/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 15:21
Avon
River levels are rising at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. 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 in the wider catchment and New Forest area are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and continue to add to river levels and so we expect river levels to remain high for the rest of the week, consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River levels can rise very quickly in response to 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 on Wednesday 26/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 11:49
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. Further light rainfall is forecast later on Saturday afternoon and overnight into Sunday which will sustain the current high river levels throughout the weekend. High groundwater levels are adding to river levels; consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River and groundwater levels in this area can be expected to remain high for several days. River levels can rise very quickly in response to 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 on Monday 24/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 12:44
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. High groundwater levels are adding to river levels; consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River and groundwater levels in this area can be expected to remain high for several days. Further showers are forecast over the next few days until Sunday. River levels can rise very quickly in response to 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 on Friday 21/02/20, or as the situation changes..


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 14:07
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 tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. 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 Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 17:01
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the rest of the week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates and in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 12:10
Avon
The river level still remains high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the saturated ground conditions and continued wet weather. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Storm Dennis is forecast to bring heavy rainfall over the weekend and river levels are expected to rise further in response to this rainfall. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 15:50
Avon
The river level still remains high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Scattered showery rain is forecast for the area today with more organised rain forecast tomorrow. We expect river levels to respond to recent rainfall and remain above the flood alert threshold. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 12:20
Avon
The river level still remains high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Scattered showery rain is forecast for the area today and tomorrow. We expect river levels to respond to recent rainfall and remain above the flood alert threshold. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 12:22
Avon
The river level still remains high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Storm Ciara has brought widespread rainfall. We expect river levels to respond and remain above the flood alert threshold. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Feb 2020 14:13
Avon
The river level still remains high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. A low pressure system is forecast on Saturday evening into Sunday bringing widespread rainfall. We expect river levels to respond and remain above the flood alert threshold. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Feb 2020 14:53
Avon
The river level still remains high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. A low pressure system is forecast on Saturday evening into Sunday bringing widespread rainfall. We expect river levels to respond and remain above the flood alert threshold. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Feb 2020 12:30
Avon
The river level still remains high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the recent rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. A period of settled weather is forecast with the high pressure in the coming days but we still expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jan 2020 12:03
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Blustery showers are forecast in the coming days and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2020 10:16
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2020 08:50
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, 23/01/2020, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2020 10:11
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, 22/01/2020, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2020 09:38
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, 21/01/2020, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2020 12:03
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, 20/01/2020, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2020 15:07
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, 19/01/2020, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 12:05
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Weather conditions are expected to improve over the weekend, but we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, 18/01/2020, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 10:39
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. There is further rain forecast for the next 24 hours and we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 13:21
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. There is further rain forecast for the next 24 hours and we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 11:54
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. There is further rain forecast for the next 24 hours and we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jan 2020 13:45
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although the weather has been more settled recently there is further rain forecast for the next 48 hours and we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jan 2020 14:34
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although the weather has been more settled recently there is further rain forecast overnight Saturday and early next week and we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 9 Jan 2020 15:24
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although the weather has been more settled recently there is rainfall forecast for today and over the weekend and we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Jan 2020 12:39
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although the weather has been more settled recently there is rainfall forecast for Wednesday and Thursday and we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2020 09:44
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although the weather has been more settled recently and there is no significant rainfall forecast for the next few days we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. . We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2020 10:59
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although the weather has been more settled recently, we expect river levels to remain high. Some further rain is forecast for Monday and should this occur we can expect river levels to rise in response. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2019 15:44
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the previous rainfall events and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Although the weather has been more settled recently, we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2019 11:54
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. The forecast for the next few days is drier, however, we would expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2019 17:28
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. The forecast for the next few days is drier, however, we would expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 17:17
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We expect river levels to remain high and further heavy rainfall is forecast overnight. Rivers may respond quickly to any additional 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 Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 13:17
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We expect river levels to remain high and further heavy rainfall is forecast overnight. Rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the 19/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 11:04
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the 18/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2019 11:02
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the 17/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 07:36
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. More rain is forecast over the next 24hrs. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the 16/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 09:15
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. More rain is forecast over the next 24hrs. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the 15/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 13:06
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. More rain is forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the 14/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Dec 2019 10:03
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. More rain is forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the 12/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2019 11:17
Avon
River levels remain high and are slowly rising at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. More rain is forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the 11/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2019 10:15
Avon
River levels remain high but are falling at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. More rain is forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the 9/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Dec 2019 09:47
Avon
River levels remain high but are falling at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Settled conditions are forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the 6/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2019 15:27
Avon
River levels remain high but are falling at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Settled conditions are forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 5/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Dec 2019 09:20
Avon
River levels remain high but are falling at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Settled conditions are forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 4/12/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 2 Dec 2019 09:11
Avon
River levels remain high but are now falling at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Settled conditions are forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 3/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Dec 2019 10:52
Avon
River levels remain high but are now falling at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Settled conditions are forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond quickly to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 2/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Nov 2019 10:02
Avon
River levels remain high but are now falling at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Settled conditions are forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 1/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2019 11:00
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Settled conditions are forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 30/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 11:32
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Further light rainfall is expected to continue over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 29/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 08:19
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Further light rainfall is expected to continue over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 29/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2019 10:56
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 11:56
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 24/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Nov 2019 13:03
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Nov 2019 13:14
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. The current forecast shows minimal rain today and tomorrow, 19/11/2019 and 20/11/2019, however conditions are still unsettled and there may be further rain over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 20/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Nov 2019 10:21
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of rainfall over the past week. The current forecast shows minimal rain today and tomorrow, 17/11/2019 and 18/11/2019, however conditions are still unsettled and there may be further rain over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 19/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 11:46
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of rainfall over the past week. The current forecast shows minimal rain today, 14/11/2019, however conditions are still unsettled and there may be further rain over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 16/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 10:09
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall over the past week. Further rainfall that may be heavy at times is forecast during Wednesday afternoon and overnight into Thursday morning and we expect river levels to remain high. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 14/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2019 09:51
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall over the past week. Although no significant rainfall is forecast until Wednesday 13/11/19 we expect river levels to remain high. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 13/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 09:45
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall over the past week. Although no significant rainfall is forecast until Wednesday 13/11/19 we expect river levels to remain high. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 12/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 08:45
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday 09/11/19. Further rainfall is forecast overnight on Sunday into Monday morning. We expect river levels to remain high. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 11/11/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 10:55
Avon
River levels remain high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 10/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 12:16
Avon
River levels remain high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 09/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 11:49
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24hrs. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 08/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Nov 2019 16:30
Avon
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow, 07/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2019 14:54
Avon
River levels are high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 06/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2019 10:43
Avon
River levels are forecast to rise at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We do not expect property flooding at this stage. We expect river levels to continue to rise on 4/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 05/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 17:16
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected over the weekend. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Levels on the New Forest streams will rise over the weekend. Motorists should avoid using fords which will be deep and fast flowing. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, 03/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 11:08
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected over the weekend. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. Levels on the New Forest streams will rise over the weekend. Motorists should avoid using fords which will be deep and fast flowing. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 02/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 14:08
Avon
Although beginning to fall, river levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch Although little rainfall is expected for the next 24 hours, further rainfall is forecast for later in the week and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 18:00 on 29/10/2019, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 18:22
Avon
River levels are high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch Although little rainfall is expected for the next 24 hours, we expect river levels to remain high for the coming days We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 18:00 on 28/10/2019, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 12:29
Avon
River levels are high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 18:00 on 27/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 13:31
Avon
River levels are high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 16:00 on 25/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Oct 2019 20:52
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of further persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight and into tomorrow, 25/10/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch Further rainfall is forecast over the next 2 days. We expect river levels to remain high over the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow afternoon, 25/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2019 09:37
Avon
River levels remain high but are now falling at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. More settled conditions are forecast over the next 3 days which means levels should continue to slowly fall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 3 days. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, 22/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2019 11:01
Avon
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. More settled conditions are forecast over the next 3 days which means levels should continue to slowly fall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 5 days. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, 21/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Oct 2019 11:21
Avon
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Changeable conditions are forecast over the next 24 hours which means levels may rise again. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch We expect river levels to remain high for the next 5 days. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, 19/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Oct 2019 13:55
Avon
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Changeable conditions are forecast over the next 3 days which means levels may rise again. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch We expect river levels to remain high for the next 5 days. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, 18/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2019 11:53
Avon
River levels have remained high in the Ringwood area at the Old Cottage river gauge as a result of further rainfall. In many areas surface water has also been unable to drain away and standing water will be experienced on the roads. We are monitoring the situation and flooding of properties is not expected at this point. Further rainfall is forecast as the weather remains unsettled over the next few days and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2019 09:32
Avon
River levels have risen in the Ringwood area at the Old Cottage river gauge as a result of overnight rainfall. In many areas surface water has also been unable to drain away and standing water will be experienced on the roads. We are monitoring the situation and flooding of properties is not expected at this point. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 15:12
Avon
River levels at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge are expected to continue to remain high and respond to further rainfall during Monday, 30/09/2019, and Tuesday, 01/10/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Sep 2019 18:23
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a of result heavy rainfall earlier this week. Consequently, flooding is expected to continue. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We expect river levels to remain high into the weekend and may rise further following forecast rain on Saturday into Sunday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Sep 2019 16:00
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottag


Flood Alert issued on 24 Sep 2019 12:04
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood Old Cottag


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jun 2019 09:37
Avon
River levels are high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch Further rainfall is forecast over the next 2 days. We expect river levels to remain high for at least the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/06/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 10:53
Avon
River levels are high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch Further rainfall is forecast over the next 2 days. We expect river levels to remain high for at least the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/06/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 11:25
Avon
River levels are high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch Further rainfall is forecast over the next 2 days. We expect river levels to remain high for at least the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/06/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 14:23
Avon
River levels remain high at the Ringwood Riverside Terrace river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. While levels remain high please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jun 2019 08:50
Avon
River levels have risen at the Ringwood river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 11/06/19. Areas most at risk at the moment are around Ringwood Riverside Terrace. Please keep away from flood water as it could be deep and fast flowing. We expect river levels to remain high for the next couple of days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2019 09:51
Avon
Water levels in the River Avon and tributaries are peaking below Ringwood, between Sopley and Christchurch water levels may continue to rise slightly during the day. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 18:48
Avon
Water levels in the River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch are expected to rise. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2019 14:43
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated, river levels still remain high in response to recent rainfall. With showers forecast over the next 24hrs we could expect to see river levels respond further.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2019 09:59
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch is rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Showery rainfall is forecast to continue until approximately 1:00 pm today, Wednesday 6th March 2019.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 16:12
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Scattered showers are forecast to be moving in from the south-west through the day and evening on Friday and continuing over the weekend which could be heavy at times. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2018 11:32
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels remain high following recent rainfall but are beginning to fall. Levels are likely to remain above the flood alert threshold for at least the next 24 hours. The weather forecast is for settled conditions for the next 48 hours. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2018 10:59
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels remain high following recent rainfall. With further rain forecast for today and overnight into Monday morning, levels are likely to remain above the flood alert level for at least the next 24 hours. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2018 10:44
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels are beginning to fall following the recent rainfall but still remain high. Rain is forecast to move in on Sunday which will continue to hold water levels above the flood alert threshold. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2018 15:15
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels are beginning to fall following the recent rainfall but still remain above the flood alert level. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2018 10:55
Avon
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels are beginning to fall following the recent rainfall but still remain above the flood alert level. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2018 09:28
Avon
The River Avon and tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch is rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Scattered showers are forecast to be moving in from the south-west through the day and evening which could be heavy at times. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


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.