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 History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jun 2020 20:46
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued due to forecast persistent heavy rain and showers, especially across areas of higher ground. River levels are forecast to rise and most catchments are expected to see some response overnight into Friday morning (12/06/2020). Flood Warnings may be required in certain locations where the highest rainfall totals accumulate. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, including those around Arkle Beck in Reeth. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and do not walk or drive through fast moving water. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message tomorrow morning, Friday 12/6/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2020 08:13
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
Rainfall on Saturday night has caused river levels to rise. The level has now peaked at Grinton and will fall through Sunday 15/03/2020. No further significant rainfall is expected in the next 24 hours, and our incident staff are monitoring the situation closely. Avoid using low-lying footpaths near watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2020 19:16
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued as rainfall on Saturday night is expected to cause river levels to rise in the early hours of Sunday morning. Our incident staff are monitoring the situation closely and will issue flood warnings for specific areas if they are required. Please be aware that river and beck levels in this area can rise rapidly. Avoid using low-lying footpaths near watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated on Sunday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Mar 2020 04:10
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are expected to rise as a result of forecast rainfall overnight into early Sunday morning (08/03/20) and we are issuing this flood alert as a precaution. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible overnight into Sunday morning. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads around Reeth and Grinton Bridge. We expect river levels to remain high into Sunday morning. We do not currently expect to need to issue flood warnings for the upper River Swale overnight, however we will continue to monitor the situation closely. River levels are then expected to fall into Sunday afternoon. Further rainfall is forecast for Monday and we will update this message accordingly. This message will be updated on Sunday morning, 08/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2020 20:36
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are expected to rise as a result of forecast rainfall overnight into early Sunday morning (08/03/20) and we are issuing this flood alert as a precaution. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible overnight into Sunday morning. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads around Reeth and Grinton Bridge. We expect river levels to remain high into Sunday morning. We do not currently expect to need to issue flood warnings for the upper River Swale overnight, however we will continue to monitor the situation closely. River levels are then expected to fall into Sunday afternoon. Further rainfall is forecast for Monday and we will update this message accordingly. This message will be updated on Sunday morning, 08/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Feb 2020 01:20
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to recent snow and rainfall. River levels are falling on the River Swale at Grinton Bridge and Arkle Beck around Reeth. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. Areas most at risk are low-lying roads and footpaths close to watercourses. 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. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 17:10
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to recent snow and rainfall overnight on Sunday and into Monday 24/02/2020. River levels are rising on the River Swale around Grinton Bridge, and on Arkle Beck around Reeth. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. Areas most at risk are low-lying roads and footpaths close to watercourses. 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. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 03:45
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force in response to heavy rainfall on Friday (21/02/2020). River levels are rising on the River Swale around Grinton Bridge, and on Arkle Beck around Reeth. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. Further significant bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days, and river levels will rise and fall. Areas most at risk are low-lying roads and footpaths close to watercourses. 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. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 20:08
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to heavy rainfall on Friday (21/02/2020). River levels are rising on the River Swale around Grinton Bridge, and on Arkle Beck around Reeth. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. Further significant bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days, and river levels will rise and fall. Areas most at risk are low-lying roads and footpaths close to watercourses. 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. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 12:05
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to heavy rainfall on Thursday morning (20/02/2020). River levels are rising on the River Swale around Grinton Bridge and on Arkle Beck around Reeth. Whilst flooding of low lying land and roads is possible, we do not expect to issue flood warnings for the upper River Swale for the next 24 hours. Further significant bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days, and river levels will rise and fall. River levels upstream of Catterick Bridge are expected to peak on Thursday afternoon, however they are expected to be below levels of significant concern. Areas most at risk are low-lying roads and footpaths close to watercourses as river levels can rise quickly with little warning. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels and stay aware of your surroundings. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 03:39
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high river levels as a result of Storm Dennis. River levels are forecast to rise overnight into Thursday morning, 20/2/2020, as a result of rainfall during the day. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few days. River levels will rise and fall following each band of rain. We are closely monitoring the situation and the forecast, our Area Incident Room remains open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for current river levels. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 19:42
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are forecast to rise overnight on Wednesday (19/02/20) as a result of rainfall during the day. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few days. River levels will rise and fall following each band of rain. We are closely monitoring the situation and the forecast, our Area Incident Room remains open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for current river levels. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 04:54
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force as a result of forecast rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. River levels in the upper Swale catchment are now rising in response to rainfall on Saturday 15/02/2020. Levels will continue to rise overnight into Sunday 16/02/2020. For the latest river levels, please see the gov.uk website. 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. Stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 19:49
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force as a result of forecast rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. River levels in the upper Swale catchment are now rising in response to rainfall on Saturday 15/02/2020. Levels will continue to rise overnight into Sunday 16/02/2020. For the latest river levels, please see the gov.uk website. 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. Stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 17:15
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force as a result of forecast rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. River levels in the upper catchment remain high and we expect levels to rise further on Saturday 15/02/2020 and overnight into Sunday 16/02/2020. For up to date river levels, please see the gov.uk website. 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 Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 09:19
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert is being issued as a result of forecast rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. We expect river levels to start to rise throughout the upper catchment this morning and during this afternoon on Saturday 15.2.20. For up to date river levels, please see the gov.uk website. 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 Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 01:19
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force for the Upper River Swale due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. River levels are now falling in the upper parts of the catchment. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are monitoring the situation closely. The Area 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 Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 17:20
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force for the Upper River Swale due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. There has been widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds throughout Sunday 09/02/2020. River levels have risen after rainfall in the early hours on Sunday morning, at Reeth. River levels ar now falling although further patchy showers are expected into next week. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are monitoring the situation closely. The Area 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 Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 08:20
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force for the Upper River Swale due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. There will be widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds throughout Sunday 09/02/2020. River levels have risen after rainfall in the early hours on Sunday morning, at Reeth. River levels are expected to be high along most of the upper Swale Catchment on Sunday. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are monitoring the situation closely. The Area 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 Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 00:06
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force for the Upper River Swale due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. There will be widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds throughout Sunday 09/02/2020. River levels are forecast to start responding in the early hours on Sunday morning, at Reeth. River levels are expected to be high along most of the upper Swale Catchment on Sunday. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are monitoring the situation closely. The Area 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 Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 16:22
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
We are issuing the flood alert for the Upper River Swale due to forecast heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. Widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds are forecast from Saturday evening, 08/02/2020 and overnight into Sunday. River levels are forecast to start responding by 0130 hours on Sunday, 09/02/2020 at Reeth. River levels are expected to be high along most of the upper Swale Catchment overnight and on Sunday. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are monitoring the situation closely. The Area Incident Room is open, and operational staff are out clearing trash screens. We will update this message before 9pm.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 11:54
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
We are issuing the flood alert for the Upper River Swale due to forecast heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. Widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds are forecast from Saturday evening, 08/02/2020 and overnight into Sunday. River levels are forecast to start responding by 0130 hours on Sunday, 09/02/2020 at Reeth. River levels are expected to be high along most of the upper Swale Catchment overnight and on Sunday. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are monitoring the situation closely. The Area Incident Room will be open from Saturday afternoon, and operational staff are out clearing trash screens.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2019 18:35
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels have risen quickly since 4pm today, Tuesday 10th December, as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Tuesday evening. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, including those around Arkle Beck and Grinton Bridge. We expect river levels to remain high overnight into Wednesday morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 9am on Wednesday 11th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2019 20:00
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This alert has been issued as levels in the River Swale are expected to rise overnight on Sunday 8th December into Monday 9th December 2019, as a result of recent rainfall. The area most at risk are low lying land and roads around Reeth. Levels are expected to peak in the early hours of Monday morning and then begin falling throughout Monday. 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 closely monitoring the situation. We will update this message on Monday morning, 9/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2019 19:25
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This alert has been issued as levels on the River Swale are expected to rise overnight on Saturday 7th December into Sunday 8th December. Heavy rainfall is forecast overnight over the Pennines, which is expected to cause rivers to rise in response. The areas more at risk are low lying land and roads around Reeth and Grinton. Levels are expected to peak in the early hours of Sunday morning and then begin falling throughout Sunday. 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 closely monitoring the situation. We will update this message on Sunday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2019 08:05
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert is in force due to rising levels on the River Swale at Reeth. Levels are rising due to rain overnight. More rain is forecast through Tuesday morning. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update this message as the situation changes. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2019 08:23
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued due to rain overnight. The area of concern is Reeth, Arkle Beck. The river level on Arkle Beck is now 1m. The Beck level is forecast to rise further in the next 3 hours due to further rain through the morning. We are monitoring the situation closely, and will update this message as necessary through the day. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Oct 2019 03:08
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
Levels are now falling and the flood warning for Arkle Beck at Reeth and Low Fremington is no longer in force. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, however this risk is reducing as levels fall. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Further rainfall is expected during Monday 07/10/2019. This will cause levels in the River Swale to rise again during Monday afternoon. We continue to monitor river levels and forecasts and will update this message in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 19:41
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force in response to heavy rainfall overnight and on Sunday morning 06/10/2019.  Levels are now falling and the flood warning for Arkle Beck at Reeth and Low Fremington is no longer in force. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, however this risk is reducing as levels fall. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Further rainfall is expected during Monday 07/10/2019. This will cause levels in the River Swale to rise again during Monday afternoon. We continue to monitor river levels and forecasts and will update this message in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 15:40
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force in response to heavy rainfall overnight and on Sunday morning 06/10/19.  Levels are now falling and we expect to remove the warning for Reeth in the next few hours. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, however this risk is reducing as levels fall. Further rainfall is forecast on Sunday 06/10/2019 and Monday 07/10/2019. Our incident response staff continue to closely monitor the forecast. 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 Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 09:59
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force as river levels have risen in response to heavy rainfall overnight and on Sunday morning 06/10/19. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible during Sunday 06/10/19. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast for Monday 07/10/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. 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 Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 03:47
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are starting to rise as a result of rainfall overnight on Saturday 05/10/19 and into Sunday 06/10/19. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast on Sunday 06/10/19 and Monday 07/10/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. 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 Alert issued on 5 Oct 2019 19:44
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall forecast overnight on Saturday 05/09/19 and Sunday morning 06/10/19. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible throughout Sunday morning 06/10/19. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast on Sunday 06/10/19 and Monday 07/10/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. 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 Alert issued on 5 Oct 2019 19:08
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall forecast overnight on Saturday 05/10/19 and Sunday morning 06/10/19. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible throughout Sunday morning 06/10/19. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast on Sunday 06/10/19 and Monday 07/09/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. 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 Alert issued on 3 Oct 2019 20:54
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of rain falling overnight from Thursday 3rd October to Friday 4th October. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Thursday night and Friday morning. Areas most at risk are the Upper River Swale and tributaries including Arkle Beck at Reeth. The forecast peak river level has fallen since this Flood Alert was issued, and although we are closely monitoring the situation the level of risk has reduced. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend. 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 on Friday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Oct 2019 15:32
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of rain which is forecast for Thursday night 3rd October and Friday morning 4th October. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Thursday night and Friday morning. Areas most at risk are the Upper River Swale and tributaries including Arkle Beck at Reeth. We are closely monitoring the situation and we may need to issue the flood warning for Reeth on Thursday night if updated forecast information shows a risk of property flooding. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend. 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 Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 22:54
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels in the upper catchment around Reeth and Grinton remain high in response to recent rainfall, however levels are falling and will continue to do so overnight into Wednesday morning. Flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, particularly around Arkle Beck. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and avoid camping in riverside areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 15:00
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels in the upper catchment around Reeth and Grinton remain high in response to recent rainfall. Flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Tuesday. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, particularly around Arkle Beck. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and avoid camping in riverside areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 03:38
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels in the upper catchment around Reeth and Grinton are rising again in response to recent rainfall. Flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Tuesday morning. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, particularly around Arkle Beck. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and avoid camping in riverside areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 20:31
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels in the upper catchment around Reeth and Grinton may rise overnight into Tuesday in response to heavy rainfall. We have issued this flood alert as a precaution, as flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight and into Tuesday morning. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, particularly around Arkle Beck. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and avoid camping in riverside areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Tuesday 1st October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 23:28
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are now falling. Flooding of property, roads and farmland remains possible overnight, Sunday 29/09/19. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible overnight on Sunday 29th September. Levels on the River Swale are expected to continue to fall into Monday, however will remain sensitive to any further rainfall and we are closely monitoring the situation.. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and avoid camping in riverside areas. This message will be updated on Monday morning 30th September, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 15:44
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels continue to rise on Sunday after a band of heavy rainfall passed over the area overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible throughout Sunday 29th September. Levels on the River Swale are rising this afternoon and are expected to peak this evening. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and event organisers. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and avoid camping in riverside areas. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 09:36
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels continue to rise on Sunday after a band of heavy rainfall passed over the area overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible throughout Sunday 29th September. Levels are expected to peak on the River Swale mid-morning, with a further peak mid to late afternoon today. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and event organisers. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and avoid camping in riverside areas. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Sunday 29th September, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 19:29
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are forecast to rise early on Sunday after a band of heavy rainfall passes over the area on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 6am on Sunday 29th September. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and event organisers. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and avoid camping in riverside areas. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Sunday 29th September, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Aug 2019 10:33
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force as a result of widespread heavy rainfall over the catchment on Friday and Saturday (9-10th August). River levels on the River Swale and its tributaries have remained high but we expect levels to gradually fall throughout Sunday morning (11.08.19). Further rain affecting the north of the region could potentially cross into the area during the afternoon and into Sunday night. We do not currently anticipate any impacts but the risk of flooding to low lying land and roads remains possible. As smaller watercourses could remain sensitive to any prolonged spells of rain this alert will remain in place as a precautionary measure. Please remain safe and aware of your surroundings, and do not drive or walk through flood water. River levels can be viewed on the GOV.UK website. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Sunday afternoon, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Aug 2019 17:51
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force as a result of heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday (9-10th August). River levels on the River Swale and its tributaries have risen in response to this and are expected to remain higher than normal. Consequently, the risk of flooding to low lying land and roads remains possible today (10.08.19). Unsettled weather is forecast to continue into Sunday and smaller watercourses could remain at risk to raised levels from any further prolonged spells of rain. We are currently not expecting to see the intensity of rainfall, or the peak river levels to those experienced last week. Please remain safe and aware of your surroundings, and do not drive or walk through flood water. River levels can be viewed on the GOV.UK website. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Sunday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Aug 2019 09:28
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to the ongoing risk of heavy rainfall which could lead to river levels rising today (10.08.19). Consequently, the risk of flooding to low lying land and roads remains possible. River levels on the River Swale and its tributaries have remained high but steady as a result of heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours and will remain sensitive to any further prolonged spells of rain that is forecast to cross the area throughout Saturday. We expect to see levels fluctuate in response to this but are currently not expecting to see the intensity of rainfall, or the rise in levels, to those seen last week. Please remain safe and aware of your surroundings, and do not drive or walk through flood water. River levels can be viewed on the GOV.UK website. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Aug 2019 15:20
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels on the River Swale and its tributaries remain high as a result of heavy rainfall on Friday 9th August. Consequently, the risk of flooding to low lying land and roads remains. River levels have peaked on the River Swale at Grinton, and on Arkle Beck at Reeth in response to Friday morning’s rainfall and are expected to fall during Friday afternoon. However, there is an ongoing risk of further showers and potential thunderstorms forecast to cross the area today and Saturday 10th August 2019 which could lead to river levels rising again. We are currently not expecting to see the intensity of rainfall or the rise in levels to those seen last week. Please remain safe and aware of your surroundings, and do not drive or walk through flood water. River levels can be viewed on the GOV.UK website. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Saturday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Aug 2019 10:40
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are starting to respond on the River Swale and tributaries as a result of heavy rain crossing the area this morning, Friday 9th August. Areas at risk are low lying land and roads near Reeth and Low Fremington around Arkle Beck. Other smaller watercourses in the area could also be at risk in response to the heavy rainfall. We are currently not expecting to see the rise in levels to those seen last week, however with the ongoing risk of further heavy showers and potential thunderstorms forecast today it is possible we may need to issue a flood warning. Please remain safe and aware of your surroundings, and do not drive or walk through flood water. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update this message on Friday afternoon or as soon as additional forecast information is available.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Aug 2019 21:38
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been updated with new forecast information. Levels on the Upper River Swale are currently not expected to rise as high as originally forecast, as localised thunderstorms have moved away from this area. We do not currently expect to have to issue any flood warnings as a result of this rain. However, we are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Monday morning (5th August). Visit GOV.UK to see the current flood warnings, view the river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: http://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Aug 2019 20:17
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued as river levels are forecast to rise on the upper River Swale and tributaries, as a result of localised thunderstorms crossing the area. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Sunday night (4th August) and into Monday morning (5th August). Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads near Reeth and Low Fremington around Arkle Beck. If thunderstorms continue to cross this area overnight we may need to issue a flood warning. Please do not put yourself at risk by driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Sunday as soon as additional forecast information is available.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 20:02
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force as river levels are high due to recent heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday 31st July 2019, with some further showers still expected. River levels at Reeth are currently falling but remain higher than normal. Flooding of low lying areas and roads is possible, please avoid these areas and do not put yourself at risk by driving through flood water. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update this message again on Thursday morning. Visit GOV.UK to see the current flood warnings, view the river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: http://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 13:44
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force as river levels are high due to recent heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday 31st July 2019. Further showers are expected during Wednesday. River levels at Reeth are currently falling but remain higher than normal. Flooding of low lying areas and roads is possible, please avoid these areas and do not put yourself at risk by driving through flood water. We are not currently expecting to see significant rise in levels in the Swale on Wednesday as the rain is less intense than it was on Tuesday. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update this message again on Wednesday evening. Visit GOV.UK to see the current flood warnings, view the river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: http://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 09:11
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
The areas of concern are Reeth and Grinton Bridge. River levels are high due to intense localised rainfall upstream at Reeth on Tuesday evening and overnight. A further band of showers is forecast through Wednesday, but is likely to be much less intense. Flooding of low lying areas and roads is possible. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update this message again on Wednesday afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2019 20:56
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
Areas of concern are Reeth and Grinton Bridge. River levels are high due to intense localised downpours, and surface water is causing flooding. River levels are forecast have now peaked, and are forecast to fall slowly through the night. More showers are forecast from midnight, but are likely to be far less intense. Roads and low lying areas may continue to experience surface water flooding, affecting transport and access. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. We will update this message as more information becomes available, or before 0900 hours on Wednesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2019 18:36
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are rising due to intense localised downpours, and surface water is causing flooding. Areas of concern are Reeth, Grinton Bridge and Gilling West. River levels are forecast to continue to rise through the night due to further heavy showers. Roads and low lying areas may experience surface water flooding, affecting transport and access. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 07:05
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels have risen, as a result of heavy rainfall on Wednesday evening/night. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. River levels on the upper Swale have now peaked at Reeth and are expected to peak further downstream at Catterick during Thursday morning. Further rainfall is forecast throughout Thursday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Jun 2019 16:28
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall this evening. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible between 2am and 6am tomorrow, 8th June 2019. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend. We expect river levels to rise until 6am on Saturday 8th June 2019. We are closely monitoring the forecast situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 8th June 2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 23:21
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels on the upper river Swale rose on Saturday as a result of heavy rainfall. River levels from Reeth down to Catterick are now falling. Flooding of roads and farmland remains possible into Sunday morning. Our incident staff are closely monitoring the situation. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 11:07
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels on the upper river Swale have risen quickly as a result of heavy rainfall today Saturday 16.03.19. We expect peak levels to be higher than those seen earlier in the week. River levels will remain high overnight and into Sunday morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Saturday evening and overnight. Our incident staff are closely monitoring the situation. We may need to issues flood warnings. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon 16/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 07:49
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels are rising as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected from 8am today, 12/03/19, and into tomorrow Wednesday 13/03/19. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We expect river levels to remain high overnight and into tomorrow, 13/03/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 09:14
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
River levels on the Upper Swale and tributaries including Arkle Beck at Reeth have risen as a result of persistent (heavy) rainfall. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes. Please avoid contact with flood water and avoid low lying footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 18:39
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force in response to heavy rainfall overnight from Friday into Saturday and additional rain forecast for Saturday. River levels have responded throughout Saturday and continue to fluctuate, but are not expected to rise further. Rain is expected on Saturday evening and Sunday but is not expected to be as heavy as that seen over the last 24hours. River levels will remain responsive. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 10:53
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert remains in force in response to heavy rainfall overnight from Friday into Saturday and additional rain forecast for Saturday. River levels have responded overnight and continue to fluctuate. Further rain is expected throughout Saturday and river levels will remain responsive, rising and falling in response to multiple bands of rain in the upper catchment. Upland areas are expected to see the highest rainfall totals over the weekend, but there may be local heavy rain which is not restricted to higher ground. Eastern or lowland areas may still be affected by fluctuating river levels over the weekend. Flood Warnings may still be required on Saturday and we will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 15:06
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to forecast heavy rainfall between Friday 12th October and Sunday 14th October. Upland areas are expected to see the heaviest rainfall totals during this time, which may result in rapid rise in watercourses within the catchment. Over the weekend river levels may also fluctuate, rising and falling in response to multiple bands of rainfall over the weekend. Low lying land including roads may be affected. The initial areas at risk are small watercourses in the upper catchment, and areas prone to surface water flooding which may see a response from Friday afternoon. This will begin to work its way downstream, and areas that may only receive lighter showers in eastern or lowland areas may still be affected by rapid rise in the catchment over the weekend. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Sep 2018 14:57
River Swale, Gilling Beck, Skeeby Beck
This flood alert has been issued for the Upper River Swale because a weather system moving from the west will bring widespread heavy rain from mid-afternoon on Thursday 20/09/2018 until the early hours of Friday morning. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue updates as the situation changes. 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 and be prepared to act on your flood plan.


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.