Flood Warning Info - River Esk from Briggswath to Ruswarp

Area Description

The River Esk from Briggswath (Sleights Bridge) downstream to A171 at Whitby.
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

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 12 Jun 2020 19:47
River Esk
River levels remain high as a result of recent heavy rainfall. The current level of the River Esk at Briggswath is at around 2m and falling. Tides are not currently of concern. Further rainfall is forecast in the early hours of tomorrow morning, Saturday 13/06/20. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast but we do not expect any significant impacts. Please continue to avoid using low lying roads and footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in the morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Jun 2020 16:34
River Esk
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight and today. The current level of the River Esk at Briggswath is peaking at around 2.5m. The initial area of risk is around Ruswarp Pleasure Boat Ticket Office and roads in close proximity to the river, particularly in the area between Briggswath and Ruswarp. Property flooding remains possible while river levels are high, although levels are expected to begin falling this afternoon and overnight. Tides are not currently of concern. Further rainfall is forecast in the early hours of tomorrow morning, Saturday 13/06/20. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please continue to utilise your flood plan and avoid using low lying roads and footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Jun 2020 07:01
River Esk
River levels have risen as a result of persistent, heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected. The current level of the River Esk at Briggswath is 2.1m and is expected to continue rising on Friday morning, 12/06/2020. The initial area of risk is around Ruswarp Pleasure Boat Ticket Office and roads in close proximity to the river, particularly in the area between Briggswath and Ruswarp. Property flooding is possible as river levels continue to rise through Friday morning. Tides are not currently of concern. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please put your flood plan into action and avoid using low lying roads and footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Jun 2020 06:31
River Esk
River levels have risen as a result of persistent, heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected. The current level of the River Esk at Briggswath is 2.1m and is expected to continue rising on Friday morning, 12/06/2020. The initial area of risk is around Ruswarp Pleasure Boat Ticket Office and roads in close proximity to the river, particularly in the area between Briggswath and Ruswarp. Property flooding is possible as river levels continue to rise through Friday morning. Tides are not currently of concern. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please put your flood plan into action and avoid using low lying roads and footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 18:54
River Esk
This flood warning remains in force as river levels are rising as a result of rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. The river level at Briggswath is continuing to fall during Sunday 16/02/20. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Avoid contact with flood water and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 08:45
River Esk
This flood warning has been issued as river levels are rising as a result of rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding is expected during Sunday 16/02/20. The area most at risk is Briggswath. The river level at Briggswath is currently 2.6m but expected to rise to 2.8m later this morning and stay high throughout Sunday 16/02/20. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Avoid contact with flood water and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Feb 2020 21:45
River Esk
This flood warning has been issued as river levels are rising as a result of rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding is expected in the early hours of Sunday morning (16/02/20). The area most at risk is Briggswath. Rainfall is forecast in two bands overnight on Saturday 15/02/2020. We expect river levels to keep rising overnight on Saturday 15/02/2020 and into Sunday morning 16/02/2020. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Avoid contact with flood water and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 05:27
River Esk
This flood warning remains in force for the River Esk at Briggswath to Ruswarp due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. The River Esk level at Briggswath is falling steadily. 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 21:37
River Esk
This flood warning remains in force for the River Esk at Briggswath to Ruswarp due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. The River Esk level at Briggswath is currently falling although levels remain high. 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 14:05
River Esk
We are issuing the flood warning for the River Esk at Briggswath to Ruswarp due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. The River Esk level at Briggswath is currently 2.3m and is expected to peak at around 15:30 this afternoon. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our Incident Room is open, and operational staff are out clearing trash screens. We will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Nov 2019 19:43
River Esk
This flood warning remains in force due to high river levels on the River Esk at Briggswath. The level on the River Esk peaked earlier today and is now falling slowly. The risk of flooding to homes, businesses and outbuildings remains possible. Please avoid using low-lying or river-bank paths and avoid driving through flood water. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Nov 2019 11:35
River Esk
This flood warning remains in force due to high river levels on the River Esk at Briggswath. The level on the River Esk is currently forecast to reach a peak level of around 2.5m from midday on Thursday, 28/11/2019. The risk of flooding to homes, businesses and outbuildings remains possible. No significant rain is forecast this afternoon which will allow levels to drop. Please avoid using low-lying or river-bank paths and avoid driving through flood water. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Nov 2019 05:11
River Esk
This flood warning remains in force due to high river levels on the River Esk at Briggswath. The level on the River Esk is forecast to reach around 2m on Thursday morning 28/11/2019. The high river levels are due to recent rain. Flooding to homes, businesses and outbuildings is possible. Please avoid using low-lying or river-bank paths and avoid driving through flood water. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Nov 2019 21:35
River Esk
This flood warning has been issued due to high river levels on the River Esk at Briggswath. The level on the River Esk is forecast to reach 2.1m between 05:00am and 06:00am before peaking around 2.5m on Thursday morning, 28/11/2019. The high river levels are due to recent rain. Flooding to homes, businesses and outbuildings is possible. Please avoid using low-lying or river-bank paths and avoid driving through flood water. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Nov 2019 17:15
River Esk
This flood warning remains in force due to high river levels on the River Esk at Briggswath. The level on the Esk is 1.7m and falling. Levels are forecast to continue falling through Sunday evening. The high river levels are due to persistent rain through Saturday and overnight into Sunday morning. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Nov 2019 09:12
River Esk
This flood warning remains in force due to high river levels on the River Esk at Briggswath. The level on the Esk is 2.0m and falling. Levels are forecast to continue falling through Sunday. The high river levels are due to persistent rain through Saturday and overnight into Sunday morning. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Nov 2019 01:58
River Esk
This flood warning is in force due to forecast high river levels on the River Esk at Briggswath. The level on the River Esk is forecast to reach 2.1m at 02:45 hours before peaking at 3.1m at 06:00 hours on Sunday 03/11/2019. Levels are forecast to fall later on Sunday. The high river levels are due to persistent rain through Saturday and overnight into Sunday morning. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast


Flood Warning issued on 27 Oct 2019 00:09
River Esk
The river level at Brigswath is currently 1.6m and falling slowly. Areas most at risk are the area around Ruswarp Pleasure Boat Ticket Office. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and checking defences. 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 by 9am on Sunday (27/10/19) or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Oct 2019 15:18
River Esk
The river level at Brigswath is currently 2.1m and is expected to peak in the next 2 hours. Areas most at risk are the area around Ruswarp Pleasure Boat Ticket Office. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and checking defences. 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 as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Oct 2019 13:32
River Esk
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall. Although the rate of rise has slowed, flooding of property, roads and farmland is still expected to begin by 14:00 today, 26/10/2019. Areas most at risk are the area around Ruswarp Pleasure Boat Ticket Office. Rain is forecast to continue through the morning and clear in the afternoon. We expect river levels to rise until 15:00 on 26/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and checking defences. 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 by 15:00 on 26/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Oct 2019 08:41
River Esk
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected to begin between 10:30 and 11:00 today, 26/10/2019. Areas most at risk are the area around Ruswarp Pleasure Boat Ticket Office Rain is forecast to continue through the morning and clear in the afternoon. We expect river levels to rise until 15:00 on 26/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and checking defences. 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 by 15:00 on 26/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Jun 2019 07:53
River Esk
The river level at Briggswath peaked at just over 2 m at 6:30am this morning Thursday 13/06/19. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are around Ruswarp Pleasure Boat Ticket Office. We have sent a patrol to the area to make observations. Rainfall is forecast throughout today Thursday 13/06/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts and will update this message as the situation changes. Please keep up to date with river levels on our website at gov.uk/flood and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated early afternoon (13/06/19) or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Apr 2018 03:48
River Esk
This flood warning remains in force as a result of high levels on the River Esk. The level at Briggswath has now peaked and will start to fall slowly. No further significant rainfall is expected. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Apr 2018 21:05
River Esk
This warning has been issued as a result of rising levels on the River Esk. The levels at Briggswath are expected to continue rising overnight in response to local rainfall, and are expected to exceed 2.1m, the level property starts to be affected in Ruswarp. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Mar 2018 20:30
River Esk
This flood warning has been issued in response to rising river levels on the River Esk from Briggswath to Ruswarp. River levels are forecast to rise due to persistent overnight rain, peaking at 2.1m at 0830 on Saturday 10/03/2018 which may cause property flooding. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website: www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. If you have a flood plan, please start to use it. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Jun 2017 03:53
River Esk
This flood warning has been issued due to heavy rain overnight resulting in rising river levels. We are currently expecting the River Esk to continue to rise until 4:00 after which river levels are forecast to fall. The main area of concern is Briggswath. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Jun 2017 11:00
River Esk
A flood warning has been issued for the River Esk at Briggswath to Ruswarp. Following recent heavy rainfall the current river level at Lealholm is 2.1 meters and is continuing to rise and may lead to river levels affecting properties in this area. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as more information becomes available. Please continue to check floodline and river levels on our website.