Flood Warning Info - Whitwell, Wroxall, Langbridge, Alverstone on the Eastern Yar

Area Description

Horringford, Langbridge and Alverstone on the Eastern Yar.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 31 Jan 2021 08:41
Eastern Yar
The water level in the Eastern Yar remains very high, but it is now slowly falling (2 cms per hour). 70mm of rain has fallen at Wroxall in the last 5 days, 35mm of rain was recorded yesterday. Today the river will remain exceptionally high and will continue to cause extensive flooding to land, footpaths, cycle and access tracks, some of which will be impassable in places. Given the current rate of fall, the water level will not be more safely back within bank until early Sunday afternoon. This afternoon some rain or showers are then forecast, with up to 7mm expected. If the forecast rain does affect the river, then a small increase in water level (about 20cms) could occur this evening. This increase in level shouldn’t cause flooding to property, but it will keep the river higher than normal for much longer. It should be fairly dry on Monday (01/02/2021). Pumps used to help reduce water levels will still be required today. This message will be updated by 19:00 on 31/01/2021.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Jan 2021 18:59
Eastern Yar
The water level in the Eastern Yar is very high and rising rapidly. In the last 15 hours, 35 mm of rain has been recorded at Wroxall. Currently, flooding is affecting land, footpaths, cycle tracks and the access track at Horringford. At Alverstone, from 19:00, the river will begin to overtop the earth bank near the main road bridge. From 20:00 onwards, the river could begin to flood property. It is possible that flooding may also affect property at Langbridge later tonight. The river will continue to rise until at least midnight, remaining very high for at least 4 hours after that time, and into the early hours of Sunday morning (31/01/2021). Rain should clear by 20:00. The rest of the evening and Sunday morning should be dry. If you live near the river, please take action to protect property and ensure that any pumps used to help reduce water levels can operate. This message will be updated by 10:00 on 31/01/2021.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Jan 2021 17:50
Eastern Yar
The water level in the Eastern Yar is very high. In the last 15 hours, 33 mm of rain has been recorded at Wroxall. Currently, flooding is affecting land, footpaths and cycle tracks. The access track at Horringford will be affected over the next few hours. At Alverstone, from 20:00, the river could begin to overtop the earth bank near the main road bridge. The river will continue to rise until at least midnight, remaining very high for at least 3 hours after that time, and into the early hours of Sunday morning (31/01/2021). As the river peaks, it could be high enough to impact and flood a small number of properties next to the river at Alverstone. Rain should clear by 20:00. The rest of the evening and Sunday morning should be dry. If you live near the river, please take action to protect property and ensure that any pumps used to help reduce water levels can operate. This message will be updated by 10:00 on 31/01/2021.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Jan 2021 12:05
Eastern Yar
The water level in the Eastern Yar is very high and rising. In the last 12 hours, 30 mm of rain was recorded at Wroxall. This is a very large amount of rain in a short period of time. Currently, flooding is affecting land, footpaths and cycle tracks. Upstream at Budbridge, the river has only just peaked. From 16:00 it may begin to affect access tracks at Horringford. At Alverstone and Langbridge, the river will continue to rise until at least midnight, but will remain high for several hours after that time, into the early hours of Sunday morning (31/01/2021). As the river peaks, it could just be high enough to impact and flood a small number of properties next to the river at Alverstone. Showers will continue over the next few hours, but Saturday evening and Sunday are expected to be dry. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you use pumps to help reduce water levels, please ensure they can operate. This message will be updated by 20:00 on 30/01/2021.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 22:24
Eastern Yar
Water levels in the Eastern Yar are high and rising following heavy rain in the early hours of Sunday (27/12/20) morning during Storm Bella. In the next 3 hours property flooding is expected at Alverstone. With impacts also possible at Whitwell High Street. Access to Horringford may be restricted. Golf links Road, cycle tracks and footpaths will be impassable. Further showers are expected over the next few hours and heavy rain, possibly in the form of sleet and snow, is forecast tomorrow from 07:00 (Monday 28/12/20) until early afternoon. Throughout this time, water levels will rise and fall. Overall, they will be much higher than normal. We continue to monitor the forecast. We'll ensure the river is kept free of reported blockages. If you have it, please install flood protection now and leave it in place until the day after tomorrow (Tuesday 29/12/2020). This Flood Warning will be updated by 15:00 on Monday 28/12/2020, or sooner if required.


Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 17:14
Eastern Yar
Water levels in the Eastern Yar are high and rising. In the last 48 hours, more than 40mm of rain has been recorded at Wroxall. This is a large volume of rain, especially as it follows prolonged, wet weather. Currently the river is flooding land and cycle tracks along the river valley. However, upstream at Budbridge, the river has only just peaked. This means that at Langbridge and Alverstone, the river will rise for at least the next 8 hours (perhaps longer) and may not peak until gone midnight at around 00:30 (06/03/2020). As it peaks, it could be high enough to cause property flooding in both locations. The level will be higher than recorded in February 2020. Showers should clear the area this evening, and a drier day tomorrow will allow levels to fall. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please take action to protect property. This Flood Warning will be updated by 10:00 on 06/03/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 11:32
Eastern Yar
Water levels in the Eastern Yar remain high but they are now slowly falling. Today, there will be a continuation of out of bank flooding affecting land, gardens, cycle tracks and roads. At Alverstone, water levels are still close to the top of the river bank. Further showers are expected today (Monday 17/02/2020) so while levels are currently falling, they will rise a little this afternoon and evening. It is unlikely that this will cause the river to be as high as it was last night, so we may remove this Flood Warning later on today. Rain is also forecast on Tuesday (18/02/2020) through to Thursday (20/02/2020). At the very least, this will cause minor flood impacts until Friday (21/02/2020). We will continue to monitor the forecast. Please ensure that pumps used to protect property can operate. This Flood Warning will be updated by 12:00 on 18/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 21:05
Eastern Yar
Water levels in the Eastern Yar are high and rising. In the last 24 hours, 25mm has been recorded at Knighton, which is in addition to prolonged rainfall over the last few weeks. There will be extensive out of bank flooding affecting land, gardens, cycle tracks and roads. At Alverstone and Langbridge, the river will continue to rise for at least the next 8 hours. It is unlikely to peak until 02:00 (17/02/2020). By 22:00 the river will be held back by the main road bridge at Alverstone. As it peaks, it could be high enough to cause property flooding. On Monday (17/02/2020), very small amounts of rain are forecast. If it affects the river, it will keep the river higher than normal. Over the next 10 hours, the river may be higher than it has been in the last 2 months. If you have it, please install flood protection. This Flood Warning will be updated by 12:00 on 17/02/2020.