Flood Alert Info - Upper Soar catchment

Area Description

River Soar in Leicestershire including tributaries from Sharnford to the River Wreake confluence at Syston.
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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 20:50
River Soar
River levels are high and steady at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight today Saturday 29/02/20. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and clearing weed screens. 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 tomorrow morning, 01/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 17:26
River Soar
River levels are rising at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible to begin this evening Saturday 29/02/20. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and clearing weed screens. 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 later tonight, 29/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 10:17
River Soar
River levels are rising at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this morning Saturday 29/02/20. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and clearing weed screens. 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 this evening, 29/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 21:25
River Soar
River levels are rising at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible to begin early tomorrow morning Saturday 29/02/20. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and clearing weed screens. 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 tomorrow morning, 29/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 17:10
River Soar
River levels are rising at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible to begin early tomorrow morning Saturday 29/02/20. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and clearing weed screens. 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 later tonight, 28/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 10:33
River Soar
River levels have risen at the Littlethorpe and Freemans Weir river gauges as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend. Consequently, flooding is expected to continue. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further light rainfall is forecast for the next 48 hours and possible further rain on Wednesday and Thursday. We expect river levels to remain high until Monday evening, 17/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses in the area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 17/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 19:00
River Soar
River levels have risen at the Sharnford river gauges as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding is expected to continue. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Monday, 17/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses in the area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 05:17
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise at the Freemans Weir, Littlethorpe, Sharnford and Whetstone river gauges as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding is expected to continue. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East, Sharnford, Croft, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry and Whetstone Brook area. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Monday, 17/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses in the area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 17:03
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise at the Freemans Weir, Littlethorpe, Sharnford and Whetstone river gauges as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin in the early hours of tomorrow morning and continue throughout tomorrow, Sunday 16/02/2020. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East, Sharnford, Croft, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry and Whetstone Brook area. The heaviest of the rain is expected to fall between 21:00 this evening, 15/02/2020, and 06:00 tomorrow morning, 16/02/2020. We expect river levels to rise this evening and remain high throughout tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Jan 2020 19:25
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight tonight, 08/01/20. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to begin rising at 03:00 on 08/01/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 09/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 17:46
River Soar
River levels remain high but are falling at the Littlethorpe and Freemans Weir river gauges. Consequently the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We currently expect river levels to fall below the flood risk threshold overnight tonight, Saturday 21/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 10:48
River Soar
"River levels have risen at the Littlethorpe & Freemans Weir river gauges as a result of yesterday persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding is expected to continue. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow morning, 22/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/12/19, or as the situation changes."


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 18:19
River Soar
River levels are rising at the Sharnford and Whetstone river gauges as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry, and flooding of agricultural land in the Whetstone Brook Catchment. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 10:28
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, Friday 20 December 2019. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 20/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 16:48
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from the early hours of tomorrow morning, Friday 20 December 2019. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 10:18
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise this evening at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall last night and this afternoon. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from the early hours of tomorrow morning, Friday 20 December. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We currently expect river levels to remain high into Friday evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 19/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 16:17
River Soar
"River levels are forecast to rise at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall this evening and overnight. Consequently, flooding is possible tomorrow morning. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 19/12/19, or as the situation changes."


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2019 02:49
River Soar
River levels remain high but steady at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. 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 in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 21:09
River Soar
"River levels remain high but steady at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. 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 tomorrow morning, 16/11/19, or as the situation changes."


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 13:11
River Soar
"River levels remain high but steady at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. 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 this evening, 15/11/19, or as the situation changes."


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 05:41
River Soar
River levels have risen at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. 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 this afternoon, 15/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 21:21
River Soar
River levels are high but steady at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected between 15:00 today,14/11/19 and 06:00 tomorrow . Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We expect river levels to rise until 20:00 on 14/11/19 We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and clearing weed screens. 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 tomorrow, 15/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 13:02
River Soar
River levels have risen at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected between 15:00 today,14/11/19 and 06:00 tomorrow . Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We expect river levels to rise until 20:00 on 14/11/19 We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and clearing weed screens. 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 this afternoon, 14/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 08:08
River Soar
River levels are rising at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mil on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further rainfall is forecast from Monday, 11/11/19 onwards. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this afternoon, 10/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 19:29
River Soar
River levels are rising at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from this evening, 07/11/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow afternoon, 08/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. 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 tomorrow morning, 08/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 08:51
River Soar
River levels are rising at the Whetstone river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from this morning, 07/11/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Whetstone Brook area. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow afternoon, 08/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. 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 this afternoon, 07/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 09:03
River Soar
River levels are high but steady at the Freemans Weir river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. River levels have peaked and will remain steady, with no further rise forecasted. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 27/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 18:27
River Soar
River levels are high but steady at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between now and tomorrow morning, 27/10/2019. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the farmland in Great Glen, Kilby Bridge, South Wigston, Blaby as well as the road at Crow Mills, Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. No further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to rise until 23:00 on 26/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. 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 tomorrow morning, 27/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 08:38
River Soar
River levels have risen at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected today, 26/10/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Also, low-lying agricultural land and roads at Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, Braunstone Lane East and the Whetstone Brook area. We expect river levels to remain high today, 26/10/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 26/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 16:07
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 06:00 tomorrow morning, 26/10/2019. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Also, low-lying agricultural land and roads at Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, Braunstone Lane East and the Whetstone Brook area. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to continue to rise throughout tomorrow, 26/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 26/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2019 16:50
River Soar
River levels remain high at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains this evening and into tomorrow, 16/10/2019. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high today, 15/10/19 and are forecast to fall overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2019 10:38
River Soar
River levels have risen at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains throughout today, 15/10/2019. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high today, 15/10/19 and are forecast to fall overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 15/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2019 23:54
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise at the Whetstone river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Whetstone Brook area, Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high today, 14/10/19 and are forecast to fall tomorrow, 15/10/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning, 15/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2019 15:15
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise at the Whetstone river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening, 14/10/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Whetstone Brook area. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to begin rising at 19:00 on 14/10/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 20:44
River Soar
River levels remain high at the Littlethorpe and Freemans Weir river gauges as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland continues. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, Sharnford, Croft, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry, and Braunstone Lane East. No further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. 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 tomorrow morning, 03/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 13:25
River Soar
River levels remain high at the Littlethorpe and Freemans Weir river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland continues. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, Sharnford, Croft, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry, and Braunstone Lane East. No further rainfall is forecast. 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 tomorrow morning, 03/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 05:29
River Soar
River levels have risen at the Littlethorpe and Freemans Weir river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland continues. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, Sharnford, Croft, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry, and Braunstone Lane East. No further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and liaising with emergency services. 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 this afternoon, 02/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 21:34
River Soar
River levels have risen at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin this evening. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, Sharnford, Croft, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry, and Braunstone Lane East. No further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high until Wednesday 02/10/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and liaising with emergency services. 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 tomorrow morning, 02/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 16:04
River Soar
River levels have risen at the Littlethorpe river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin this evening. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Wednesday 02/10/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and liaising with emergency services. 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 this evening, 01/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 05:34
River Soar
River levels are high but steady at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated this afternoon, 01/10/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 23:23
River Soar
River levels are continuing to rise at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall this evening. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight tonight 30/09/19 and into tomorrow morning 01/10/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 17:23
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall this evening. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight tonight 30/09/19 and into tomorrow morning 01/10/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 20:10
River Soar
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. No further rainfall is forecast today, 31/07/19. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 01/08/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 16:15
River Soar
River levels are high but steady at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated later this evening, 31/07/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 10:02
River Soar
River levels are high but steady at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 31/07/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 02:35
River Soar
River levels are high but steady at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2019 20:07
River Soar
River levels are forecast to rise at the Sharnford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from tonight, 30/07/2019. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 31/07/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 May 2018 20:17
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are rising in response to localised thunderstorms. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible starting tonight. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Monday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 20:58
River Soar
Levels are high and rising on the Upper River Soar due to heavy rainfall and will continue to rise overnight. Flooding may affect Littlethorpe, Braunston, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunston Lane East. River levels will be at their highest overnight. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will endeavour to update this message by Tuesday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 08:13
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are rising in response to persistent rainfall, which is expected to start this morning. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible. River levels will be at their highest this evening, Monday 2nd of April. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will endeavour to update this message by Monday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 17:28
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar remain high due to prolonged rainfall on a saturated catchment over the last few days and will affect Littlethorpe, Braunston, Alesstone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunston Lane East. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Sunday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 09:32
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are rising in response to heavy rainfall, which will continue over today Saturday 31st March. Further light showers may fall over the day. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Saturday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 17:33
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are rising in response to heavy rainfall, which will continue overnight. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible starting tonight around 12 AM. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Saturday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 08:43
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar remain high in response to recent rainfall and snow melt. Levels at Littlethorpe and Freeman’s Weir are expected to slowly fall over the course of today Thursday 28 December. Low lying land and roads around Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East are likely to continue to be affected. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking or driving through flood water. Keep up-to-date on the current river levels at River and Sea Levels section on the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will update this message if the situation changes, or within 8 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 19:05
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar remain high and are slowly rising in response to persistent rainfall and snow melt today (Wednesday 27 December). Levels at Littlethorpe and Freeman’s Weir are expected to peak overnight and are likely to stay high until tomorrow evening (Thursday 28 December). Low lying land and roads around Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East, plus Sharnford, Croft, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry are likely to continue to be affected. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking or driving through flood water. Keep up-to-date on the current river levels at River and Sea Levels section on the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will update this message if the situation changes, or within 8 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 10:25
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are high and steadily rising in response to persistent rainfall and snow melt. Levels are likely to remain high throughout Wednesday 27th December and affect low lying land and roads around Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East, Whetstone, Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the, Mill on the Soar car park, and Falconry. River levels are forecast to be at their highest Wednesday evening. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will update this message if the situation changes or within 8 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 21:54
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are rising in response to heavy rainfall which started this evening, Tuesday 26th of December. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads around Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East, Whetstone, Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible in the early hours of Wednesday morning. River levels are expected to be at their highest tomorrow afternoon. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation and working with and assisting the council and emergency services. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will update this message if the situation changes or on Wednesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 16:13
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are expected to rise in response to heavy rainfall which is expected to start this evening, Tuesday 26th of December. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads around Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East, Whetstone, Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible in the early hours of Wednesday morning. River levels are expected to be at their highest tomorrow afternoon. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation and working with and assisting the council and emergency services. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will endeavour to update this message within 8 hours or if the situation changes.