Flood Alert Info - Ledwyche Brook and River Rea

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Ledwyche Brook and River Rea.
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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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 18:26
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Newnham Bridge gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 18:00 Tuesday and 10:00 tomorrow, 13/03/19. Flooding is forecast to affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the Ledwyche Brook and River Rea. Locations that may be affected include Cleobury Mortimer, Neen Sollars and Caynham. Further rainfall is forecast from overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. We expect river levels to remain high until 10:00 on 13/03/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 09:00 on 13/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 14:34
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
River levels are rising at Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge river gauges as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 16:00 Tuesday and 10:00 tomorrow, 13/03/19. Flooding is forrecast to affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the Ledwyche Brook and River Rea. Locations that may be affected include Cleobury Mortimer, Neen Sollars and Caynham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to rise until 10:00 on 13/03/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 19:00 on 12/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 20:19
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
River levels are forecast to rise at the Newnham Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight and into tomorrow morning 06/03/19. Flooding may affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the Ledyche Brook and River Rea. Locations that may be affected include Cleobury Mortimer, Neen Sollars and Caynham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to rise overnight and into tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 06/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 16:48
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
River levels are forecast to rise at the Newnham Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight and into tomorrow morning 06/03/19. Flooding may affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the Ledyche Brook and River Rea. Locations that may be affected include Cleobury Mortimer, Neen Sollars and Caynham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to rise overnight and into tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated this evening, 05/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2018 19:53
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
River levels are forecast to rise at the Newnham Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 10 pm tonight and 1 am tomorrow, 18/12/18. Flooding may affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the Ledyche Brook and River Rea. Locations that may be affected include Cleobury Mortimer, Neen Sollars and Caynham. 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 by 9 am on 19/12/18, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Apr 2018 09:31
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 5 pm on 10th April or if the situation changes. At 9:00 am today the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 1.37 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.5 and 1.7 metres is expected to occur this afternoon. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 1.01 metres and rising.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 16:31
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
Heavy rainfall is causing river levels to rise. Low lying land and roads adjacent to Ledwyche Brook and River Rea could be affected by flooding. This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 11 am on Tuesday or if the situation changes. At 4 pm on Monday; the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 1.44 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 1.4 and 1.7 metres is expected to occur Monday afternoon. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 1.31 metres and steady. A peak level of between 1.42 metres occurred on Monday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 07:30
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
Heavy rainfall overnight Sunday into Monday is causing river levels to rise. Low lying land and roads adjacent to Ledwyche Brook and River Rea could be affected by flooding. This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 4 pm on Monday or if the situation changes. At 7 am today the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 1.08 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.2 and 1.7 metres is expected to occur Monday afternoon. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 1.23 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.4 and 1.9 metres is expected to occur Monday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 16:29
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
River levels have reached their highest following rainfall on Friday and Saturday. Heavy rainfall Sunday night into Monday is expected to lead to further river level rises. Low lying land and roads adjacent to Ledwyche Brook and River Rea could be affected by flooding. This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 9 am on Monday or if the situation changes. At 3:30 pm today the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 0.75 metres and currently falling. A peak level of between 1.6 and 2.0 metres is expected to occur Monday afternoon. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 0.87 metres and currently falling. A peak level of between 1.9 and 2.3 metres is expected to occur Monday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 08:02
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
River levels have reached their highest following rainfall on Friday and Saturday. Heavy rainfall Sunday night into Monday is expected to lead to further river level rises. Low lying land and roads adjacent to Ledwyche Brook and River Rea could be affected by flooding. This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 5 pm today or if the situation changes. At 7 am today the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 0.83 metres and currently falling. A peak level of 1.78 metres occurred Saturday morning. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 0.92 metres and currently falling. A peak level of 2.11 metres occurred Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 15:27
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
River levels have reached their highest following rainfall overnight and this morning. Heavy rainfall Sunday into Monday could lead to further river level rises. Low lying land and roads adjacent to Ledwyche Brook and River Rea could be affected by flooding. This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 10 am tomorrow or if the situation changes. At 2:30 pm today the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 1.44 metres and falling. A peak level of 1.78 metres occurred this morning. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 1.53 metres and falling. A peak level of 2.11 metres occurred this morning.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 07:59
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
River levels are rising due to rainfall overnight and this morning. Low lying land and roads adjacent to Ledwyche Brook and River Rea could be affected by flooding. This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 4 pm today or if the situation changes. At 7 am today the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 1.74 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.7 and 1.9 metres is expected to occur on Saturday morning. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 1.94 metres and rising. A peak level of between 2 and 2.4 metres is expected to occur on Saturday morning. Heavy rainfall Sunday into Monday could lead to further river level rises.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 17:04
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
River levels may rise due to forecast rain this evening and overnight. This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 9 am tomorrow or if the situation changes. At 4:30 pm today the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 0.66 metres and steady. A peak level of between 1.4 and 1.7 metres is expected to occur on Saturday morning. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 0.74 metres and steady. A peak level of between 1.4 and 1.8 metres is expected to occur on Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2018 08:01
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 5 pm on Saturday the 17th March or if the situation changes. At 07:30 today; the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 0.93 metres and steady. A peak level of 1.43 metres occurred Friday afternoon. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 1.08 metres and steady. A peak level of 1.41 metres occurred Friday afternoon


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 16:15
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 10 on Saturday the 17th March or if the situation changes. At 15:45 today; the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 1.40 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.4 and 1.6 metres is expected to occur this evening. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 1.35 metres and rising. It is peaking now.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 07:16
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 5 pm today or if the situation chnages. At 6:45 am today; the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 0.82 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.7 and 1.8 metres is expected to occur this morning. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 0.87 metres and rising. A peak level of between 2.0 and 2.2 metres is expected to occur this morning.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2018 08:14
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 5pm on Tuesday 13 March, or if the situation changes. At 7am today, Tuesday 13 March; Newnham Bridge gauge was 0.85 metres and falling. A peak level of 1.1 metres occurred at 3pm on Monday. Burford Bridge gauge was 0.93 metres and falling. A peak level of 1.13 metres occurred at 2:30pm on Monday.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 16:51
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 10am on Tuesday 13 March, or if the situation changes. At 4pm today, Monday 12 March; Newnham Bridge gauge was 1.1 metres and steady. A peak level of between 1.1 and 1.4 metres is expected to occur today. Burford Bridge gauge was 1.09 metres and steady. A peak level of between 1.1 and 1.4 metres is expected to occur today. Be advised that heavy showers last night combined with further rain that has fallen today is likely to cause further river response.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 08:49
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 5pm on Monday 12 March, or if the situation changes. At 8am today, Monday 12 March; Newnham Bridge gauge was 0.82 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.2 and 1.5 metres is expected to occur later today. Burford Bridge gauge was 0.93 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.3 and 1.6 metres is expected to occur later today. Be advised that heavy showers overnight combined with further rain expected today is likely to cause further river response.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2018 20:06
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 10am on Monday 12 March, or if the situation changes. At 7:45pm today, Sunday 11 March; Newnham Bridge gauge was 0.72 metres and steady. A peak level of between 1.4 and 1.7 metres is expected to occur overnight. Burford Bridge gauge was 0.85 metres and steady. A peak level of between 1.3 and 1.6 metres is expected to occur overnight. Be advised that further rain is expected overnight, which is likely to cause further river response.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 09:33
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 5 pm Saturday 10th March, or if the situation changes. At 9.30 am today, Saturday 10th March; The level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 1.02 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 1 and 1.1 is expected to occur Saturday morning. The level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 0.98 metres and steady. A peak level of between 1.1 and 1.2 metres is expected to occur Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2018 19:00
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 10 am Saturday 10th March, or if the situation changes. At 5.30 pm today, Friday 9th March; The level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 0.66 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 1.3 and 1.6 is expected to occur Saturday morning. The level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 0.82 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 1.3 and 1.5 metres is expected to occur Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2018 17:58
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 10 am or if the situation changes. At 5.30 pm today; the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 0.66 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 1.3 and 1.6 is expected to occur Saturday morning. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 0.82 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 1.3 and 1.5 metres is expected to occur Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 08:50
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 5:00 pm on Tuesday or if the situation changes. At 08:30 on Tuesday; Newnham Bridge Gauge was 1.93 metres and falling. A peak level of 2.10 metres occurred at 06:00 am on Tuesday. Burford Bridge Gauge was 2.31 metres and falling. A peak level of 3.09 metres occurred at 05:45 am on Tuesday. River levels rose overnight due to heavy rainfall and snow melt. Minimal rainfall is expected over the next 24 hours, levels are expected to begin to continue to fall into Tuesday afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2018 17:27
Ledwyche Brook, River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 9 am tomorrow or if the situation changes. At 5:20 pm today; the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 0.71 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.9 and 2.1 metres is expected to occur at 7 am tomorrow morning. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 0.82 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.7 and 1.9 metres is expected to occur at 2 am tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 18:48
Ledwyche Brook and River Rea
This message contains gauge information for Newnham Bridge and Burford Bridge. This message will be updated by 8:00 am or if the situation changes. At 6:30 pm today; the level at the Newnham Bridge Gauge was 0.99 metres and rising. A peak level of between 1.3 and 1.6 metres is expected to occur overnight. the level at the Burford Bridge Gauge was 1.16 metres and rising.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 07:16
Ledwyche Brook and River Rea
This message is due to be updated by 4 pm on Wednesday 27th December 2017 or as the situation changes. A band of heavy rain and snow fell during the evening of Tuesday 26th December 2017 and into the morning of Wednesday 27th December 2017. River levels are rising which may increase flood risk.. The current level at the Newnham Bridge gauge is 1.45 metres and rising slowly with a forecast peak of 1.4 to 1.7 metres expected during the morning of Wednesday 27th December. The current level at the Burford Bridge gauge is 1.19 metres and rising slowly with a forecast peak of 1.2 to 1.3 metres expected during the morning of Wednesday 27th December We will continue to monitor river levels in this location. Please remain vigilant.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 20:42
Ledwyche Brook and River Rea
This message is due to be updated by 8 am on Wednesday 27th December 2017 or as the situation changes. A band of persistent heavy rain is expected during the evening of Tuesday 26th December 2017 and overnight into the morning of Wednesday 27th December 2017. River levels are currently normal for the time of year but will rise following forecast rainfall. The current level at the Newnham Bridge gauge is 0.63 metres and rising slowly with a forecast peak of 1.4 to 1.9 metres expected overnight on Tuesday 26th December. The current level at the Burford Bridge gauge is 0.67 metres and rising slowly with a forecast peak of 1.2 to 1.7 metres expected overnight on Tuesday 26th December We will continue to monitor river levels in this location. Please remain vigilant.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 14:04
Ledwyche Brook and River Rea
This message is due to be updated by 10 pm on Tuesday 26th December 2017 or as the situation changes. A band of persistent heavy rain is expected during the evening of Tuesday 26th December 2017 and overnight into the morning of Wednesday 27th December 2017. River levels are currently normal for the time of year but will rise following forecast rainfall. The current level at the Newnham Bridge gauge is 0.63 metres and rising slowly with a forecast peak of 1.5 to 2.0 metres expected overnight on Tuesday 26th December. The current level at the Burford Bridge gauge is 0.67 metres and rising slowly with a forecast peak of 1.4 to 1.7 metres expected overnight on Tuesday 26th December We will continue to monitor river levels in this location. Please remain vigilant.