Flood Warning Info - Isolated low lying properties along the tidal River Waveney

Area Description

Isolated low lying properties along the tidal River Waveney.
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.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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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 28 Dec 2020 20:07
River Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a risk of flooding of homes and businesses through the evening and night of Monday 28th December, into Tuesday 29th December 2020. This is due to a natural tide-locking effect in the Norfolk Broads. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. A combination of tide locking and high fluvial flows into the broads will see continued high water levels around high water this evening and into Tuesday 29th December. These high levels are expected continue for the next few days. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area, over the next few hours. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Dec 2020 08:15
River Waveney
This message has been issued because flooding of homes and businesses is likely today, Monday 28th December. This is due to a natural tide-locking effect in the Norfolk Broads. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. A combination of tide locking and high fluvial flows into the broads will see high water levels around high water this morning, Monday 28th. These high levels are expected continue for the next few days. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area, over the next few hours. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 20:33
River Waveney
This message has been issued because flooding of homes and businesses is likely for Sunday 27th December through to Monday 28th December. This is due to a natural tide locking effect in the Norfolk Broads. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. A combination of tide locking and high fluvial flows into the broads will see high water levels around. High levels are expected from late evening on the 27th December into the early hours of 28th December. These high levels are expected to continue for the next few days. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area, over the next few hours. Take care on waterside roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 10:02
River Waveney
This message has been issued because flooding of homes and businesses is likely for Sunday 27th December through to Monday 28th December. This is due to a natural tide-locking effect in the Norfolk Broads. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. A combination of tide locking and high fluvial flows into the Broads will see high water levels around High water from late evening on the 27th into the early hours of 28th. These high levels are expected to continue for the next few days. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area, over the next few hours. Take care on waterside roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 16:32
River Waveney
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to riverside roads and footpaths is likely for the evening of Saturday 26th December through to Sunday 27th December. This is due to a natural tide locking effect. High tidal water moving up the rivers from Great Yarmouth is currently restricting the normal drainage out to sea at low tide, of the Broads river system. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area, over the next few hours. Take care on waterside roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Nov 2020 10:54
River Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses from 13:30pm Thursday 19th November and overnight into Friday 20th November. High water levels may last for a few days, until the high tides at Great Yarmouth have passed. This is due to the natural tide locking effect of high tidal waters moving up the rivers from Great Yarmouth restricting normal drainage out to sea of the Broads river system at low tide. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. We do not currently expect the situation to escalate, or issue any further warning messages for this area. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary by 11am on Friday 20 November.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Dec 2019 11:28
River Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to riverside roads and footpaths throughout Monday, with a particular focus on this evening's tide from 5.30pm until 2am Tuesday morning. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. We are not expecting widespread impacts or for the situation to escalate as this tide is likely to be followed by lower than normal water levels throughout Tuesday. Take care on waterside roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Jan 2019 17:05
River Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses on Tuesday 8th January 2019 and Wednesday 9th January 2019. High water levels may last for a few days until the high tides at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft have passed. This is due to the natural tide locking effect of high tidal waters moving up the rivers from Great Yarmouth that restricts the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads river system at low tide. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. We are expecting water levels to remain high throughout Tuesday night and into Wednesday. Levels are likely to peak again at Burgh Castle around 11pm on Tuesday 9th January 2019. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Jan 2019 10:31
River Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to riverside roads and footpaths between 11am today, Tuesday 8th January, and 11am tomorrow, Wednesday 9th January. This is due to the natural tide locking effect of high tidal waters moving up the rivers from Great Yarmouth that restricts the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads river system at low tide. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. We are expecting water levels to remain high through the day and overnight because of tide locking at Great Yarmouth. Take care on waterside roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Oct 2017 15:57
River Waveney
This message has been issued because we are expecting high water levels due to the natural tide locking caused by high waters at Great Yarmouth, which is restricting the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads system at low tide. High levels in the Broads may last all day until the high tides have passed. High water is due at Lowestoft at 5:30am on Sunday 29th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.01mAODN, which is 1.51m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, North North West (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles.