Flood Warning Info - River Swale at Topcliffe

Area Description

Properties at Topcliffe and Topcliffe Mill.
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.

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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.
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Flood Warning issued on 26 Feb 2020 02:20
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force in response to high river levels due to recent heavy rainfall. The current level of the River Swale at Maunby is 5.28m and is falling slowly. The current River Swale level at Crakehill is 4.86m. Levels at both locations are expected to remain high during Wednesday 26/02/20. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill, Bridge Cottage and Caravan Park. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Feb 2020 18:17
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force in response to high river levels due to recent heavy rainfall. The current level of the River Swale at Maunby is 5.1m and is falling slowly. The current River Swale level at Crakehill is 4.8m. Levels at both locations are expected to remain high into Wednesday 26/02/20. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill, Bridge Cottage and Caravan Park. Further rainfall is expected overnight, and river levels are expected to rise and fall as a result. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Feb 2020 09:03
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force in response to high river levels due to recent heavy rainfall. The current level of the River Swale at Maunby is 5.5m and is about to peak. The current River Swale level at Crakehill is 4.8m and rising slowly. Levels at both locations are expected to remain high through Tuesday 25/02/2020 in response to overnight rainfall and melting snow. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill, Bridge Cottage and Caravan Park. Further rainfall is expected overnight, and river levels are expected to rise and fall as a result. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Feb 2020 00:34
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force in response to high river levels due to recent heavy rainfall. The current River Swale level at Maunby is 4.6m. The current River Swale level at Crakehill is 4.8m. Levels at both locations are expected to remain high through Tuesday 25/02/2020 in response to recent snow and rainfall. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill, Bridge Cottage and Caravan Park. Further rainfall is expected overnight, and river levels are expected to rise and fall as a result. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Feb 2020 16:32
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force in response to high river levels due to recent heavy rainfall. The current River Swale level at Maunby has fallen to 4.44m. The current River Swale level at Crakehill is 4.8m and is falling steadily. Levels at both locations are expected to remain high through Monday 24/02/2020 in response to recent overnight snow and rainfall. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill, Bridge Cottage and Caravan Park. Further rainfall is expected overnight, and river levels are expected to rise and fall as a result. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Feb 2020 08:57
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force in response to high river levels due to recent heavy rainfall. The current River Swale level at Maunby is 4.8m. Levels have peaked and are continuing to fall. The current River Swale level at Crakehill is 4.9m and beginning to fall but levels will remain high at both locations through Monday 24/02/20. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill, Bridge Cottage and Caravan Park. Further rainfall is expected overnight, and river levels are expected to rise and fall as a result. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Our Area Incident Room remains open. We continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Feb 2020 01:17
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force in response to high river levels due to recent heavy rainfall. The current River Swale level at Maunby is 5.3m. Levels have peaked and are continuing to fall but will remain high overnight into Monday 24/02/20. The current River Swale level at Crakehill is 5m and remaining steady. Levels will remain high overnight into Monday 24/02/20. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill, Bridge Cottage and Caravan Park. Further rainfall is expected overnight, and river levels are expected to rise and fall as a result. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Stay aware of your surroundings as river levels can rise quickly with little warning. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Our Area Incident Room remains open. We continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Feb 2020 17:42
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force in response to high river levels due to recent heavy rainfall. The current level of the River Swale at Maunby is 5.4m and has peaked. However, levels are falling but will remain high on overnight and into Monday 24/02/20. The current level of the River Swale at Crakehill is 5.0m and peaking. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill, Bridge Cottage and Caravan Park. Further bands of rainfall are expected overnight, and river levels are expected to rise and fall as a result of this. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels and stay aware of your surroundings as river levels can rise quickly with little warning. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Our Area Incident Room remains open. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Feb 2020 10:27
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force in response to high river levels due to recent heavy rainfall. The current level of the River Swale at Maunby is 5.4m and has peaked. Levels are falling but will remain high on Sunday 23/02/20. The current level of the River Swale at Crakehill is 5.0m and is continuing to rise slowly on Sunday 23/02/20. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill, Bridge Cottage and Caravan Park. Further bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days, and river levels are expected to rise and fall. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels and stay aware of your surroundings as river levels can rise quickly with little warning. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Our Area Incident Room remains open. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Feb 2020 02:32
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force in response to high river levels due to recent heavy rainfall. The current level of the River Swale at Maunby is 5.7m and has peaked. Levels are falling but will remain high overnight into Sunday 23/02/20. The current level of the River Swale at Crakehill is 4.8m and is continuing to rise overnight into Sunday 23/02/20. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill and Caravan Park. Further bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days, and river levels are expected to rise and fall. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels and stay aware of your surroundings as river levels can rise quickly with little warning. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Our Area Incident Room remains open. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Feb 2020 18:36
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force due to recent heavy rainfall. The current level of the River Swale at Maunby is 6.12m and is approaching the peak. The current level of the River Swale at Crakehill is 4.4m and will continue to rise during Saturday evening 22/2/20. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill and Caravan Park. Further bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days, and river levels are expected to rise and fall. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring this situation closely and will update this message in 8 hours, or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Feb 2020 12:23
River Swale
This flood warning is in force due to heavy rainfall overnight on Friday (21/02/20). The current level of the River Swale at Maunby is 5.9m, Saturday 22/02/2020. Areas of concern include Topcliffe Mill and Caravan Park. Further bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days and river levels are expected to rise and fall. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring this situation closely and will update this message in 8 hours, or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 22:31
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force due to recent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. The current level at Maunby is 4.9 and is falling slowly. The current level at Crakehill is 5.2m and will remain around this level into Tuesday, 18/02/20. Consequently, flooding of property and farmland is expected. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Area Incident Room is open. 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 Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 14:59
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force due to recent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. The current level at Maunby is 5.4m and is falling slowly. The current level at Crakehill is 5.3m and will remain around this level through Monday, 17/02/20. Consequently, flooding of property and farmland is expected throughout Monday 17/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Area Incident Room is open. 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 Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 06:25
River Swale
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. The current level at Maunby is 5.8m but dropping slowly during Monday 17/02/2020. The level at Crakehill is at 5.2m and forecast to rise further. Consequently, flooding of property and farmland is expected throughout Monday 17/02/20. Areas most at risk are Topcliffe Mill and the caravan park. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please 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 Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 22:29
River Swale
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. The current level at Maunby is 6.1m and is expected to remain around this level during Sunday evening 16/02/2020 and monday morning 17/02/2020. The level at Crakehill is at 5.3m and rising. We expect the peak to reach a similar level to last weekend over the course of Sunday 16/02/2020. Consequently, flooding of property and farmland is expected throughout Sunday 16/02/2020. Areas most at risk are Topcliffe Mill and the caravan park. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please 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 Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 14:15
River Swale
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. The current level at Maunby is 6.1m and is expected to remain around this level during Sunday afternoon 16/02/2020. The level at Crakehill is at 5m and rising. We expect the peak to reach a similar level to last weekend over the course of Sunday 16/02/2020. Consequently, flooding of property and farmland is expected throughout Sunday 16/02/2020. Areas most at risk are Topcliffe Mill and the caravan park. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please 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 Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 07:21
River Swale
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. The current level at Maunby is 5.9m and rising. The level at Crakehill is at 4.3m and rising. Consequently, flooding of property and farmland is expected throughout Sunday 16/02/20. Areas most at risk are Topcliffe Mill and the caravan park. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please 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 Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 17:41
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force for the River Swale at Topcliffe due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. River levels at Maunby are currently 5.6m and are falling. Levels at Crakehill are 5.1m and very slowly rising but are expected to peak at around 5.2m. Catton/Mill Lane at Topcliffe may begin flooding at this level. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our Incident Room is open, and operational staff have been out clearing trash screens. We will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 14:26
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force for the River Swale at Topcliffe due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. River levels at Maunby are currently 5.9m and have now peaked. River levels at Maunby are falling slowly but will remain high on Monday 10/02/2020. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our Incident Room is open, and operational staff have been out clearing trash screens. We will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 03:50
River Swale
This flood warning remains in force for the River Swale at Topcliffe due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. River levels are currently 6.1m and are continuing to rise higher than forecast at Maunby. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our Incident Room is open, and operational staff have been out clearing trash screens. We will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 20:10
River Swale
We are issuing the flood warning for the River Swale at Topcliffe due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. Widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds have caused levels to rise on Sunday, 09/02/2020. River levels are currently 5.6m and are continuing to rise higher than forecast at Maunby. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our Incident Room is open, and operational staff have been out clearing trash screens. We will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Mar 2019 03:22
River Swale
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland remains possible on Monday morning, 18/03/19. Areas most at risk are Topcliffe Mill and the caravan park. The level at Maunby has now peaked and is falling slowly, levels downstream at Crakehill will remain high but will start to fall slowly during Monday 18.3.19. Our staff are closely monitoring the situation. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Mar 2019 18:42
River Swale
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of property, roads and farmland remains possible overnight into Monday 18.03.19. Areas most at risk are Topcliffe Mill and the Caravan Park. The level at Maunby has now peaked and is falling slowly, but levels downstream at Crakehill will remain high this evening, Sunday 17/3/19 and into Monday, 18/3/19. Our staff are closely monitoring the situation. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Mar 2019 11:39
River Swale
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible during Sunday 17.3.19. Areas most at risk are Topcliffe Mill and the Caravan Park. The level at Maunby has peaked and is falling slowly. Levels downstream at Crakehill will continue to rise slowly until this evening. Our staff are closely monitoring the situation. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Mar 2019 02:11
River Swale
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible this morning, Sunday 17.3.19. Areas most at risk are Topcliffe Mill and the Caravan Park. The level at Maunby is expected to peak soon, but we expect river levels on the lower Swale at Crakehill to keep rising slowly through Sunday morning. Our staff are closely monitoring the situation. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.