Flood Alert Info - Upper River Swale

Area Description

Low lying land in the vicinity of Grinton Bridge, and the B6270 at Low Whita are expected to flood.

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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Flood Alert Currently in Force

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

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 13:04
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This alert remains in force. Levels in the upper Swale above Catterick are now falling, and no further significant rainfall is expected. Levels at Catterick will start to fall by this evening. We will continue to monitor the situation. Updates to river levels can be found on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 08:10
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This alert remains in force. Levels in the catchment have fallen overnight, but further rainfall this morning means that we expect levels to rise again slightly today. However, the peak level today is expected to be lower than seen overnight. We will continue to monitor the situation. Updates to river levels can be found on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 01:28
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
Levels in the catchment remain high in response to recent rainfall and melting snow. The river level on the Swale at Grinton has now peaked and is forecast to fall over the next few hours. However, we expect to see further rainfall pass over the area on Wednesday morning which could cause river levels to rise once more during Wednesday. We will continue to monitor the situation. Current river levels can be found on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 19:21
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
Levels in the catchment remain high in response to recent rainfall and snow melt. The river level on the Swale at Grinton has now peaked and is forecast to fall over the next few hours. However, we expect to see further rainfall pass over the area tonight which could cause river levels to rise once more during Wednesday. We will continue to monitor the situation. Updates to river levels can be found on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 15:53
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued because a mix of snowmelt and rainfall has caused river levels to rise. Further rain is expected in the early hours of Wednesday. This is likely to keep levels high. The current level at Grinton Bridge when this flood alert was issued was 1.67m. Levels in the rest of the catchment are not currently of concern, however further rainfall may cause levels to rise on Wednesday. Further updates to river levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 20:25
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This alert has been issued due to heavy rainfall on Wednesday in the Yorkshire Dales. The rain is expected to continue into the night and levels are now rising steadily on the River Swale. The current level at Grinton Bridge is 1.6m and this is expected to peak at 2.4m at around midnight. The current level at Catterick Bridge is 1.6m and this is expected to rise to a peak of up to 3m between 2am and 4am. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as forecasts change.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 12:55
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
On Thursday 6 of July and into the early hours of Friday 7th July there is the potential for localised and very heavy thunderstorms to affect widely scattered localities across North Yorkshire. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised flooding of roads, homes and businesses. The potential for very heavy rain and the uncertainty over where it will fall means that we are taking the precautionary measure of issuing a flood alert. In anticipation of these thunderstorms our staff are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions.