Flood Alert Info - Little Ouse River and River Thet in Suffolk and Norfolk

Area Description

Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford.
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


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2020 16:32
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are falling at the Redbridge river gauge but remain high downstream. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. No further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2020 08:08
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are falling at the Redbridge river gauge but remain high downstream as a result of previous rainfall. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. No further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 20/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2020 16:45
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are falling at the Redbridge river gauge but remain high downstream as a result of recent rainfall. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. No further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2020 08:28
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are falling at the Redbridge river gauge but remain high downstream as a result of recent rainfall. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. No further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 19/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2020 17:02
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are falling at the Redbridge river gauge but remain high downstream as a result of recent rainfall. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. No further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 19/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2020 09:33
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are falling at the Redbridge river gauge but remain high downstream as a result of recent rainfall. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. No further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 18/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 16:58
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels remain high at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. No significant rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 08:57
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels have risen at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. No significant rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 17/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 18:51
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels have risen at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and land is possible. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 13:16
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels have risen at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 16/01/2020. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow, 17/01/2020. 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 evening, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2019 20:12
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are falling at the Redbridge river gauge but remain high further down river as a result of last week’s rainfall. As a result flooding is possible. Flooding could affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. More rainfall is forecast on Thursday 26 December which could cause river levels to rise further. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning Thursday 26 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2019 08:27
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are falling at the Redbridge river gauge but remain high further down river as a result of last week’s rainfall. As a result flooding is possible. Flooding could affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. More rainfall is forecast on Thursday 26 December which could cause river levels to rise further. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon Wednesday 25 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2019 20:11
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels remain high and are rising further downstream as a result of last week’s rainfall. As a result flooding is possible. Flooding could affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. More rainfall is forecast on Thursday 26 December which could cause river levels to rise further. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning Wednesday 25 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2019 09:55
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels remain high and are rising further downstream as a result of last weeks rainfall. As a result flooding is possible. Flooding could affect Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. More rainfall is forecast on Thursday 26 December which could cause river levels to rise further. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon Tuesday 24 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2019 17:03
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels remain high but are falling at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Tuesday 24 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2019 09:31
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels remain high but are falling at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, Monday 23 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 16:58
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels remain high at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. We expect river levels to remain high and will be closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Monday 23 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 08:57
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels remain high at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 21:26
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are rising at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 11:54
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are rising at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, Saturday 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 15:57
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are rising at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall overnight and this morning. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Further rainfall is forecast tomorrow. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Saturday 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2019 15:22
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are rising at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We expect flooding to affect Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. 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, 30/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2019 07:46
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are rising at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We expect flooding to affect Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. No rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. 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, 29/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 15:52
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are rising at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We expect flooding to affect Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. 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, 29/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 10:14
Little Ouse River, River Thet
River levels are rising at the Redbridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We expect flooding to affect the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold, including The Black Bourn, and River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. 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, 28/11/19, or as the situation changes.