Flood Alert Info - The River Wensum from New Costessey to Thorpe Bridge at Norwich

Area Description

The River Wensum from New Costessey to Thorpe Bridge at Norwich.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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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 30 Jan 2021 08:56
River Wensum
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely through today, Saturday 30th January 2021. River levels remain high in response to recent rainfall. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall this morning and into the afternoon Saturday 30 January, with no further significant rain forecast tomorrow. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message at 9am tomorrow


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 07:14
River Wensum
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely through today, Friday 29th January 2021. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 18:02
River Wensum
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely overnight tonight, Thursday 28th January. River levels remain high, due to high groundwater levels as the water moves through the catchment in response to recent rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall this evening, Thursday 28th January, with no further significant rain forecast tomorrow. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 09:18
River Wensum
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely through today, Thursday 28th January 2021. River levels are responding to the overnight rain and will remain responsive to further rainfall. The forecast is for rainfall to continue through this morning with further heavy outbreaks to follow this evening. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 18:00 today, Thursday 28th January.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 16:13
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall earlier today. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days. We are expecting river levels to remain high before slowly receding over night. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 08:49
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels will continue to remain high in response to recent rainfall. The forecast is for further rain over the course of Thursday and Friday. We are expecting river levels to remain high over the course of today. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 16:19
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are continuing to respond and remain high. The forecast is for the weather to remain largely dry overnight and into Thursday. We are expecting river levels to remain high overnight and recede into Thursday morning. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 08:54
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are rising in response to the most recent rainfall in this area. The forecast is for a period of unsettled weather with scattered blustery showers through the day. We are expecting river levels to remain high and responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 18:41
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The river levels in the area of Hellesdon are rising. The forecast is for a period of unsettled weather with scattered blustery showers through the night and further showers possible during Wednesday. We are expecting river levels to remain high and responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 08:56
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of unsettled weather with scattered showers throughout the day. We are expecting river levels to recede through the day but remain responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 16:44
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the recent rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of dry weather through the night but further rainfall is expected during Tuesday afternoon. We are expecting river levels to continue to drop as the water moves through the system, but they will be responsive to any additional rainfall. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 09:14
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of scattered showers through the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high but will start to recede towards the upper parts of the catchments, but remain reactive to any further rainfall. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 16:47
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of scattered showers through the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high but will start to recede in the upper parts of the catchments, but remain reactive to any further rainfall. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 09:23
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few day.s This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for some scattered showers through the next 24 hours We are expecting river levels to remain high and fluctuate in response to any rainfall Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 17:19
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for showers through the night which will keep river levels high and fluctuating. We are expecting river levels to remain high but peak shortly and then start to recede however further rainfall is likely to cause levels to rise. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 09:23
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the persistent heavy rainfall that is currently affecting this area. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the area of Hellesdon. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days. We are expecting river levels to remain responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 15:55
Wensum
This message has been issued because of the persistent heavy rainfall that has been affecting this area. This means that river levels are expected to continue to rise over the next new hours, especially from Taverham to Hellesdon. The forecast is for light rain for the rest of the day with a band of rainfall overnight. We are expecting river levels to rise and remain high until tomorrow morning There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 16:04
Wensum
This message has been issued because of intense, heavy thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon in Norwich and surrounding areas. This means that roads and low lying land could be affected by surface water flooding, causing difficult rush hour driving conditions. The forecast is for further thundery showers. We are expecting river levels to react slowly over the course of the next 24 hours, however we do not expect any flooding from the river.