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 30 Jan 2021 11:10
The water level in the River Medina is high and rising. In the last 9 hours, 20 mm of rain has been recorded at Carisbrooke. This is a fairly large amount of rain in a short period of time. From 11:15, the river will affect land, gardens and possibly roads at Blackwater, especially at Blackwater Hollow on the A3020 near the Mill Farm and at Sandy Lane. The river will be very high at St George's Way, Shide. Further showers are expected from midday onwards, and they could continue for most of the afternoon. Saturday evening and Sunday (31/01/2021) should be fairly dry. The river should peak by 13:00, but water levels will remain high for several hours and are unlikely to fall until around 15:00. We continue to monitor the forecast. We will ensure the river remains free of any reported blockages. Road and land flooding impacts will be more significant at Blackwater. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water. This message will be updated or removed by 18:00 on 30/01/21.
Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 15:35
Water levels in the River Medina at Blackwater are high and continue to rise. In the last 24 hours, 23mm of rain has been recorded at Carisbrooke. This is a fairly modest total, but follows a prolonged wet period of weather. Currently, out of bank flooding may be affecting land, gardens and roads at Blackwater Mill and Sandy Lane. It is unlikely that the river will cause impacts at St George’s Way. Most of the rain should clear the area by 1700 hrs this evening. At Blackwater, the river should peak in a few hours, around 1800 hrs this evening (05/03/2020). Tomorrow remains dry and the river should return to normal. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please avoid walking or driving through floodwater. This Flood Alert will be updated by 10:00 on Friday 06/03/2020.