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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Flood Warning Currently in Force

There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

The red highlighted area on the map below outlines the 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


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.