Flood Alert Info - The tidal River Yare, from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water

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The tidal River Yare, from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water.

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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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2018 14:57
River Yare
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to riverside roads and footpaths. In the early hours of Wednesday 3rd October Water levels continue to remain high, but are expected to soon start to drop back down to more normal levels. A surge during low tide will stop the flow of water out from the Broads. This will raise levels for tonight's high tide, which has caused a flood alert. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Great Yarmouth of 1.39mAOD, on Wednesday 3 October, which is 0.65m above tide tables, wind Force 6, north-westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. 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 Alert issued on 1 Oct 2018 09:24
River Yare
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to riverside roads and footpaths from 3:30pm until 6:30pm today. Water levels are expected to continue to rise gradually over the next few hours. A slight surge during the last low tide stopped the flow of water out from the Broads. This has raised levels for this afternoons high tide, which has caused a flood alert. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Great Yarmouth of 1.46mAODN at 13:30pm, on Monday 1st October, which is 0.5m above tide tables, wind Force 6, north-westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. 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 Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 16:15
River Yare
This message has been issued because of high freshwater river flows being restricted from draining out to sea as usual due to high tidal waters moving up the rivers at the same time. High levels are likely, particularly in the western areas of the Broads. Levels are expected to peak at Brundall between 1am and 3am (BST) on Tuesday 1st May 2018. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 08:31
River Yare
This message has been issued because of the rainfall that fell over the Easter Bank Holiday, which is making its way through the Broads system. Levels remain high in the Broads and may last for a few days until the freshwater river flows have passed through. The forecast is for no significant rainfall over the next few days. Take care on riverside footpaths and do not take any unnecessary risks. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 15:38
River Yare
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the Easter Bank Holiday, which is making its way through the Broads system. Levels remain high in the Broads and may last for a few days until the freshwater river flows have passed through. The forecast is for some showers into tonight, but these should not be heavy. Standing water will be visible in floodplain areas, and riverside footpaths may be flooded. Do not take unnecessary risks. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 08:30
River Yare
This message has been issued because of steady rainfall over the Easter Bank Holiday, which is now making its way through the Broads system. High levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the freshwater river flows have filtered through. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. Levels are expected to peak between 12 noon and 4pm today, Wednesday 4th April, with the highest levels expected around Brundall. Standing water will be visible in floodplain areas, and riverside footpaths may be flooded. Do not take unnecessary risks. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Mar 2018 12:38
River Yare
This message has been issued because of high freshwater river flows being restricted from draining out to sea due to high tidal waters moving up the rivers at the same time. High levels in the Broads may last for a few hours from 11:45pm Monday 19 March 2018. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate as this should be a single tide event only. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 10:15pm, on Monday 19 March 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.17mAODN, which is 0.13 m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, Northerly. (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. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2018 07:17
Yare
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 are likely to be seen during today following this morning's high tide. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. This morning's tide at Great Yarmouth was at 6:15am. Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2018 15:23
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. The forecast indicates that the next couple of tides will be higher than expected. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 6:15pm on Sunday 11th February 2018 and 6:15am on Monday 12th February 2018. Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the effect of the consecutive high tides on the Broads system.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Feb 2018 09:17
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. Areas currently experiencing the highest water levels are around Brundall Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the effect of the consecutive high tides on the Broads system.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 16:35
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. Areas currently experiencing the highest water levels are around Brundall Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the effect of the consecutive high tides on the Broads system.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2018 08:57
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. Areas currently experiencing the highest water levels are around Brundall.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2018 08:25
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2018 15:29
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 7:45pm on 16 January 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.43mAODN, which is 0.53m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, west south westerly. (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.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2018 07:53
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 9:15am on 16 January 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.31mAODN, which is 0.55m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, westerly. (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.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jan 2018 17:15
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. We are closely monitoring the effect of the consecutive high tides on the Broads system.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jan 2018 08:23
Yare
This message has been issued because we are continuing to see high water levels as a result of rainfall earlier in the week and high spring tides restricting the usual drainage of the Broads system. High levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the high tides have passed. The current series of high spring tides is now reaching its peak and will fall away over the next few days. High water levels are expected to drop with this afternoon's tide before rising again and peaking overnight. The highest levels will be observed in the areas of Brundall and Cantley. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 15:46
Yare
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. Levels are expected to drop steadily over the next few days, fluctuating with the tide. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 08:41
Yare
This message has been issued because of high freshwater river flows being restricted from draining out to sea as usual due to high tidal waters moving up the rivers at the same time. Levels are expected to drop steadily over the next few days. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 15:25
Yare
This message has been issued because of high freshwater river flows being restricted from draining out to sea as usual due to high tidal waters moving up the rivers at the same time.  High levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the high tides have passed and recent rainfall has made its way through the system. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next few days. We will update this message before each high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updated information as it becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 08:27
Yare
This message has been issued because of high freshwater river flows being restricted from draining out to sea as usual due to high tidal waters moving up the rivers at the same time.  High levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the high tides have passed and recent rainfall has made its way through the system. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next few days. We will update this message before each high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updated information as it becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 16:22
Yare
This message has been issued because of high freshwater river flows being restricted from draining out to sea as usual due to high tidal waters moving up the rivers at the same time. High levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the high tides have passed and recent rainfall has made its way through the system. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message before each high tide.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 08:54
Yare
This message has been issued because the high river levels in the river Yare and the high tide levels at Great Yarmouth has resulted in tide locking within the area. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days along with high astronomical tides. We are expecting river levels within the river Yare to remain high and 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 2 Jan 2018 18:14
Yare
This message has been issued because the high river levels in the Yare and the high tide levels at Great Yarmouth has resulted in tide locking within the tidal River Yare. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather and high tides and we expect levels within the Tidal Yare to remain high for the next few days. 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 2 Jan 2018 14:33
Yare
This message has been issued because the high river levels in the Yare and the high tide levels at Great Yarmouth has resulted in tide locking within the tidal River Yare. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather and high tides and we expect levels within the Tidal Yare to remain high for the next few days. 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 8 Dec 2017 17:01
Yare
This message has been issued because we are continuing to see 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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for today and tomorrow. Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2017 09:32
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2017 14:04
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next few days. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 00:15, on 08/12/2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.92mAODN, which is 0.81m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, south westerly. (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. We are closely monitoring the effect of the consecutive high tides on the Broads system.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Nov 2017 08:16
Yare
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 Lowestoft, which is restricting the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads system at low tide. High levels in the Broads may last throughout Sunday 19 November until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. High water is due at Brundall around 11:00am, on Sunday 19 November 2017. Elevated tides within the Broads are expected between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 19 November 2017. Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the situation. The forecast has improved since the alert was first issued on Saturday. Levels in the Broads may be slightly higher than normal but any impacts are likely to be very minor and localised to waterside areas.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2017 14:42
Yare
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 and Lowestoft, which is restricting the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads system at low tide. High levels in the Broads may last throughout Sunday 19 November until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. High water is due at Brundall around 10:00am, on Sunday 19 November 2017. Elevated tides within the Broads are expected between 9am and 2pm on Sunday 19 November 2017. Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the situation. This Alert has been issued earlier than normal to allow anyone concerned time to take the usual precautions in daylight. Any impacts are likely to be minor and very localised.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2017 12:49
Yare
This message has been issued because we are expecting high water levels due to the natural tide locking caused by high waters at Lowestoft, which is restricting the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads system at low tide. High levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. High water is due at Lowestoft at 4:15am, on Monday 13 November 2017. Elevated tides within the Broads are expected between 5am and 9am on Monday 13 November 2017. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2017 12:26
Yare
This message has been issued because we are expecting high water levels due to the natural tide locking caused by high waters at Lowestoft, which is restricting the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads system at low tide. High levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. Further tide locking is expected on Sunday evening into Monday morning. High water is due at Lowestoft at 2am on Saturday 11 November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.35mAODN at Lowestoft, which is 0.42m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, Westerly. The forecast water level at Brundall is 1.07mAODN (mAODN means height above average sea level - for more information refer to local tide tables). We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2017 14:42
Yare
This message has been issued because of the forecast for high tides at Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 9:57pm, on Sunday 5 November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.45mAODN, which is 0.37m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, Northerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the situation. High water is expected at Brundall at 1:15am on Monday 6th November 2017.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2017 08:58
Yare
This message has been issued because of the forecast for high tides at Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 9:15am, on Sunday 5th November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.48mAODN, which is 0.29m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, 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. We are closely monitoring the situation. High water is expected at Brundall at 12:30pm


Flood Alert issued on 29 Oct 2017 09:47
Yare
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 evening high tide has passed. The high levels in the Broads are due to high water at Lowestoft at 5:30am on Sunday 29th October 2017 and the continued high surge for today. Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2017 16:18
Yare
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 29 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.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2017 18:27
Yare
This message has been issued because we are continuing to see high water levels due to yesterdays tide locking of the Broads system. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 10:30pm, on 6th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a tide level of 1.05mAODN, with no predicted surge on top. The wind forecast is Force 4, West South Westerly. (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. We are closely monitoring the effect of the consecutive high tides on the Broads system.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2017 10:44
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 09:45am, on 6th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.89mAODN, which is 0.74m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, North North Westerly. (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. We are closely monitoring the effect of the consecutive high tides on the Broads system. High water is expected at Brundall at 1:30pm on the 6th October 2017.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 17:24
Yare
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 for a few days until the high tides have passed. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 10:15 pm, on 5th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.70mAODN, which is 0.674m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, North Westerly. (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. We are closely monitoring the effect of the consecutive high tides on the Broads system. High water is expected at Brundell at 01:30am on the 6th October 2017.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Oct 2017 17:49
Yare
This message has been issued because of the Flood Alert issued this morning in this area. Although the high tide has passed, levels still remain high within the Broadland system. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, and we anticipate being able to remove this Flood Alert tomorrow morning. Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Oct 2017 07:49
Yare
This message has been issued because of the forecast for high tides at Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. High levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the high tides have passed. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. High water is due at Great Yarmouth at 07:35 am, on 03/10/2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.54mAODN, which is 0.67m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, west north westerly. (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. We are closely monitoring the situation. High Water is expected at Brundall at 9:15am and Rockland St Mary at 10:15am