Flood Alert Info - Gurnard Luck

Area Description

Gurnard Luck, Gurnard.
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 21 Oct 2021 08:27
Gurnard Luck
The water level in the Gurnard Luck remains very high. Yesterday (Wednesday 20/10/21) 55mm of rain was recorded in Cowes. This is a very significant amount of rain in a short period of time. High tide at Cowes is expected at 12:18 this afternoon (21/10/21). The river will rise for 2 hours after time of high water (until 14:20) before it will be able to drain with the lowering tide. Properties nearest to the river in Marsh Road will experience garden flooding throughout this period. The water level will be much higher than it was yesterday lunchtime (20/10/21). Over the next few days the weather will be dry. At high tide in the early hours of Friday morning (00:27 on 22/10/21) the river will remain a little elevated, but overall the situation will improve. From tomorrow morning onwards, no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. During times of high tide stated above, please keep away from the river at Gurnard Road Bridge. Water will be deep and fast flowing. This message will be removed by 17:00 on Thursday 21/10/2021.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2021 11:47
Gurnard Luck
The water level in the Gurnard Luck is high and rising. In the last 12 hours, 30mm of rain has been recorded in Cowes. This is a large amount in a short period of time. High tide at Cowes is at 11:45 this morning (20/10/21). The river will rise for 3 hours after high water (until 14:45) before the river can drain with the lowering tide. Properties nearest to the river in Marsh Road may experience garden flooding throughout this period. Further rain is forecast later this afternoon and overnight with between 20 to 40mm expected. At high tide tonight (23:55 on 20/10/21) and tomorrow lunchtime (12:20 on 21/10/21), river levels could be similar or slightly higher than experienced today. Garden flooding may therefore occur for several hours over each high water. We continue to monitor the forecast. We will keep the river clear of reported blockages. Until water levels fall with each lowering tide, please keep away from the river at Gurnard Road Bridge. Water will be deep and fast flowing. This message will be updated by 16:00 on Thursday 21/10/2021.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2021 08:56
Gurnard Luck
The water level in the Gurnard Luck is high and rising. Overnight, 25mm of rain was recorded in Cowes. Most of the rain fell in 3 hours, which is a large amount in a short period of time. High tide at Cowes is expected at 11:00 this morning (05/10/21). From 13:00, the water level could become high enough to cause garden flooding to properties located immediately next to the river in Marsh Road (Gurnard). The weather will remain settled and dry over the next 5 days. The river will rise until 14:00 this afternoon. It will then begin to drain with the lowering tide. From 16:00 onwards, no further impacts are expected from the river. We continue to monitor the forecast, and will remove any reported blockages. Until the level falls with the lowering tide, please keep away from the river at Gurnard Road Bridge. Water will be deep and fast flowing. This flood alert will be removed by 18:00 on Tuesday 05/10/21.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Aug 2021 10:31
Gurnard Luck
The water level in the Gurnard Luck is high and rising. In the last 8 hours, more than 20mm of rain has been recorded at Cowes. This is a modest amount, but it follows a few days of wet weather. High tide at Cowes is expected at 12:30 this afternoon (09/08/21). The river will continue to rise and will remain high for at least 3 hours after time of high water (15:30), before it can drain with the lowering tide. Between 14:00 and 15:30, properties nearest to the river, in Marsh Road, may experience garden flooding. Showers will continue to affect the island until at least 16:00 this afternoon. At Gurnard, the showers are unlikely to bring large totals of rain, so after high tide, it is unlikely that further impacts will occur from the river. We continue to monitor the forecast, and will ensure the river remains free of any reported blockages. Until water levels fall with the lowering tide, please keep away from the river at Gurnard Road Bridge. Water will be deep and fast flowing. This Flood Alert will be updated or removed by 19:00 on 09/08/21.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2021 11:34
Gurnard Luck
The water level in the Gurnard Luck is high and rising. In the last 9 hours, 20 mm of rain has been recorded at Cowes. This is a fairly large amount of rain in a short period of time. High tide at Cowes is expected at 12:01. The river will continue to rise for at least 3 hours after time of high water, before it can drain with the lowering tide. From 14:00, the river may cause garden flooding to properties located next to the river at Marsh Road. Further showers are expected from midday onwards, and they could continue for most of the afternoon. The river will be elevated on the early Sunday morning tide, expected at 00:34 (31/01/2021), but it should cause less impact. We continue to monitor the forecast. We will ensure the river remains free of any reported blockages. Until water levels fall with the lowering tide, please keep away from the river at Gurnard Road Bridge as water will be deep and fast flowing. This Flood Alert will be updated or removed by 10:00 on 31/01/2021.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 10:51
Gurnard Luck
Water levels in the Gurnard Luck are high and rising. In the last 9 hours, 20mm of rain has been recorded at Cowes. It is currently high tide at Cowes. The tide is much higher than normal and is currently preventing the river from draining to sea. From midday today, the river may begin to flood gardens at Marsh Road, Gurnard. Property flooding is not expected. Rain has now cleared the area and the river should peak around 13:00 this afternoon and then fall with the lowering tide. Some heavy showers are forecast later on this afternoon. This evening’s high tide at 22:54 will also be higher than normal. Some minor impact flooding to gardens may also occur then. We continue to monitor the forecast and will ensure the river remains free of any reported blockages. Until water levels fall after high tide, please keep away from the river at Gurnard Road Bridge, water will be deep and fast flowing. This Flood Alert will be updated or removed by 19:00 on 15/11/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 16:05
Gurnard Luck
Water levels in the Gurnard Luck are high and rising. In the last 24hours, 30mm of rain has been recorded at Cowes. This afternoon’s tide expected at 17:00 on 16/02/2020 is not overly high, but it will cause the river to rise until 18:00. In that time, properties sited next to the river in Marsh Road may experience garden flooding. From 18:00 onwards, the river should begin to drain with the tide and no further impacts are expected. Tomorrow (Monday 17/02/2020) only very small amounts of rain are forecast and the situation should improve. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please keep away from the river at Gurnard Road Bridge over the next few hours. Water will be deep and fast flowing. This Flood Alert will be removed by 12:00 on 17/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 08:50
Gurnard Luck
Water levels in the Gurnard Luck remain elevated at each high tide, but have not caused impacts since yesterday morning. Throughout today, Saturday (21/12/2019), further heavy rain is forecast with up to 25mm expected. If this volume of rain affects the river, and falls near to time of high water at Cowes which is expected today at 19:34 and tomorrow morning at 08:18, then for 2 hours over high tide, the river will cause garden flooding at Marsh Road. From tomorrow (Sunday 22/12/2019), the rainfall forecast improves for a few days. This should give the river a chance to recover and further impacts will not be expected. For the next 2 high tides, the river will be much higher than normal, so please remain prepared for some flood impacts (if only minor) over the next 24 hours. We continue to monitor the forecast. Keep away from the river at high tide, as water could be deep and fast flowing. This Flood Alert will be updated by 11:00 22/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 10:46
Gurnard Luck
Water levels in the Gurnard Luck are falling. A much smaller amount of rain (9mm) than was expected was recorded at Cowes last night. Today (Friday 20/12/2019), the weather will be fairly dry with a few light showers. The river will have a chance to drain when the tide is out. Tomorrow (Saturday 21/12/2019), further unsettled weather is forecast. If intense rain falls a couple of hours before high tide, then the river will return to the higher levels as seen over the last few days. Properties next to the river in Marsh Road will continue to experience garden flooding throughout this period. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please keep away from the river at Gurnard Road Bridge, as water will be deep and fast flowing. This Flood Alert will be updated by 11:00 on Saturday 21/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 06:30
Gurnard Luck
Water levels in the Gurnard Luck are high. In the last 10 hours, 15mm of rain has been recorded at Cowes. It is currently high tide. For at least the next 2 hours, the river will remain high before it can drain with the lowering tide. We do not expect the overall river level to rise significantly higher than it currently is, but properties sited next to the river in Marsh Road will experience garden flooding throughout this time period. Today and tomorrow (Friday 20/12/2019) further rain is forecast. At each high tide over the next few days, please expect the river to be much higher than normal. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please keep away from the river at Gurnard Road Bridge, water will be deep and fast flowing. This Flood Alert will be updated by 11:00 on 20/12/2019.