Flood Alert Info - Upper River Nidd

Area Description

The Upper River Nidd and tributaries downstream to Walshford at the A1.
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 10 Mar 2020 18:01
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force on Tuesday 10/03/20 due to recent rainfall in the Pennines. River levels in the upper Nidd catchment are expected to remain high overnight. We do not currently expect to issue warnings but we will continue to monitor the situation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning, 11/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 10:45
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to overnight rain on the Pennines. River levels in the upper Nidd catchment have responded overnight and are expected to remain high throughout Tuesday 10/03/2020. We do not currently expect to issue warnings but we will continue to monitor the situation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 01:31
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to forecast heavy rain from Monday afternoon, 09/03/2020, overnight and into Tuesday 10/3/2020 on the Pennines. River levels in the upper Nidd catchment are expected to start responding overnight and into the early hours of Tuesday morning. We do not currently expect to issue warnings but are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open 24/7. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 17:38
River Nidd
We are issuing this alert due to forecasted heavy rain from Monday afternoon, 09/03/2020, overnight and into Tuesday on the Pennines. River levels in the upper Nidd catchment are expected to start responding overnight and into the early hours of Tuesday. We do not currently expect to issue warnings but are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open 24/7. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 25 Feb 2020 06:32
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd following recent rainfall and snowmelt. Levels have now peaked across the upper Nidd catchment but are expected to remain high at Knaresborough through Tuesday morning 25/02/20. Please avoid using low-lying roads and footpaths close to watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Our Area Incident Room remains open and our incident staff 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 22:25
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd following recent rainfall and snowmelt. Levels are expected to remain high into Tuesday 25/02/20. Please avoid using low-lying roads and footpaths close to watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Our Area Incident Room remains open and our incident staff 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 12:33
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd following recent heavy rainfall. Upstream levels have dropped but levels at Knaresborough are expected to rise following rain earlier this morning. Further rainfall is expected over the next few days and river levels will rise and fall in response. Please avoid using low-lying roads and footpaths close to watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Our Area Incident Room remains open and our incident staff 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 04:47
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd following recent heavy rainfall. Levels at Knaresborough are falling steadily. Further rainfall is expected over the next few days and river levels will rise and fall in response. Please avoid using low-lying roads and footpaths close to watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Our Area Incident Room remains open and our incident staff will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 21:32
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd following recent heavy rainfall. Levels at Knaresborough are falling steadily. Further rainfall is expected over the next few days and river levels will rise and fall in response. Please avoid using low-lying roads and footpaths close to watercourses. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels. Our Area Incident Room remains open and our incident staff will continue to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 13:58
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd following recent heavy rainfall. Levels at Knaresborough have now peaked but remain high. Please avoid using 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. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Activate any property flood protection products you may have. 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 Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 04:46
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd following recent heavy rainfall. Levels at Knaresborough are rising and current forecasts show the river level to continue rising on Sunday 23/02/20. Please avoid using 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. 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. Activate any property flood protection products you may have. 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 Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 21:47
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd following rainfall overnight. The river level at Pateley Bridge has fallen and the current forecast shows that it will rise again gradually throughout tonight (22/02/2020). Levels at Knaresborough will continue to fall throughout tonight (22/02/2020) before starting to rise again gradually around 4am tomorrow morning (23/02/2020) Please avoid using 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 13:35
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd following rainfall overnight. The level at Pateley Bridge reached its peak around 5am on Saturday morning (22/02/20) and are now falling. Levels at Knaresborough have peaked below 1.9m and are beginning to fall. Please avoid using 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 09:27
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to ongoing bands of rain crossing this area. River levels on the upper Nidd have risen overnight. The level at Pateley Bridge reached its peak around 5am on Saturday morning (22/02/20) and is now falling. Levels at Knaresborough are expected to peak just over 1.8m between 9 and 10am on Saturday morning but will remain high for the next few hours. Please avoid using 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 02:38
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to ongoing bands of rain crossing this area. River levels on the upper Nidd are continuing to rise and will remain high overnight into Saturday 22/02/2020. Please avoid using 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 17:16
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to ongoing bands of rain crossing this area. Although levels on the River Nidd have fallen, they are forecast to rise on Friday evening 21/02/2020 and remain high overnight into Saturday 22/02/2020. Please avoid using 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 12:25
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force. River levels in the River Nidd have fallen, but rainfall through Friday afternoon and into Saturday is expected to cause levels to rise again. Please avoid using 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 03:57
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force as the River Nidd responds to recent rainfall. The river has peaked at Pateley Bridge and Knaresborough and is currently falling. Further significant bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days, and river levels will rise and fall. Low lying land may remain affected by floodwaters over the coming days. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels and stay aware of your surroundings. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 20:22
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force as the River Nidd responds to today's rainfall. The river has peaked at Pateley Bridge and we expect Knaresborough to peak later on this evening. Further significant bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days, and river levels will rise and fall. Low lying land may remain affected by floodwater over the coming days. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels and stay aware of your surroundings. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 12:05
River Nidd
This flood alert has been issued in response to further rainfall in the upper catchment on Thursday morning (20/02/2020). River levels are expected to rise on Thursday between Pateley Bridge and Knaresborough in response. We do not currently expect peak levels at any location to trigger flood warnings over the next 24 hours, however we will be continuing to monitor the situation closely. Further significant bands of rainfall are expected over the coming days, and river levels will rise and fall. Low lying land may remain affected by floodwaters over the coming days. Please use the GOV.UK website for current river levels and stay aware of your surroundings. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 03:39
River Nidd
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 19:41
River Nidd
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 17 Feb 2020 02:32
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force as a result of forecast rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. River levels in the upper Nidd catchment will continue falling overnight on Sunday 16/02/2020 and into Monday. 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 02:01
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force as a result of forecast rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. River levels in the upper Nidd catchment will continue falling overnight on Sunday 16/02/2020 and into Monday. 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 18:02
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force as a result of forecast rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. River levels in the upper Nidd catchment will continue falling during 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 07:37
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force as a result of forecast rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. River levels in the upper Nidd catchment remain high and we expect levels to rise further during Sunday 16/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the forecast at Pateley Bridge. 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 21:32
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force as a result of forecast rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Further heavy rainfall is forecast in two bands overnight on Saturday on 15/02/2020. River levels in the upper Nidd catchment remain high and we expect levels to rise further on Saturday 15/02/2020 and overnight into Sunday 16/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the forecast at Pateley Bridge. We are expecting to issue flood warnings for Knaresborough. 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 13:14
River Nidd
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 afternoon on Saturday 15.2.20. We expect to issue flood warnings for Pateley Bridge and Knaresborough later today. 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 13:36
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force for the Upper River Nidd due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. River levels at Knaresborough are now falling slowly but will remain high on Monday 10/02/2020. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. 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 Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 01:22
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force for the Upper River Nidd due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. River levels remain high but are slowly falling. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. 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 Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 09:23
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force for the Upper River Nidd due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. There will be widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds on Sunday 09/02/2020. River levels are rising on the Nidd and are expected to remain high throughout Sunday. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. 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 Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 00:37
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force for the Upper River Nidd 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 by 04:00 hours on Sunday, at Gouthwaite and are expected to peak mid-afternoon. River levels are expected to be high along most of the River Nidd catchment early morning on Sunday. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. 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 Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 17:00
River Nidd
We are issuing the flood alert for the Upper River Nidd 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 0400 hours on Sunday, 09/02/2020 at Gouthwaite and are expected to peak mid-afternoon. River levels are expected to be high along most of the River Nidd catchment early morning into Sunday. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our Incident Room is open, and operational staff are out clearing trash screens. We will update this message before 2100 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2019 19:53
River Nidd
Levels on the River Nidd are expected to rise overnight into Wednesday 11th December in response to heavy rainfall on Tuesday evening. Areas most at risk include Knaresborough between 3am and 8am, and low lying land and roads near watercourses. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Current river levels and a 5 day forecast are available on the GOV.UK website. This message will be updated by 9am on Wednesday 11th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 21:59
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd at Knaresborough, following persistent rain over the last few days. No further rain is forecast over the weekend and river levels are now falling. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 13:50
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Nidd at Knaresborough, following persistent rain overnight and on Saturday. The rain is forecast to clear in the afternoon. The river level appears to have peaked at approximately 1.2m around 14:00 on 26/10/2019. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 11:13
River Nidd
We are issuing this flood alert due to rising levels on the River Nidd at Knaresborough following persistent overnight rain. The rain is forecast to continue through Saturday morning before clearing in the afternoon. The river level is forecast to rise through Saturday afternoon, peaking in late afternoon at approximately 1.2m. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2019 21:33
River Nidd
The flood alert for the Upper River Nidd remains in force due to high river levels at Knaresborough. The river level at Knaresborough is now 1.0m and is forecast to fall slowly overnight. Flooding of low-lying land and roads remains possible in this area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers. River levels can be viewed on the GOV.UK website. We are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts and will update this message on Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2019 14:41
River Nidd
We are issuing the flood alert for the Upper River Nidd due to high river levels at Knaresborough. The river level at Knaresborough is now 1.0m and is forecast to peak shortly today (11/10/19). Flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible in this area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers. River levels can be viewed on the GOV.UK website. We are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts and will update this message in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Oct 2019 08:48
River Nidd
River levels on the Nidd between Gouthwaite and Knaresborough peaked on Sunday and are now falling. The alert remains in force as levels at Knaresborough are forecast to rise to alert level again on Monday afternoon 07/10/2019 as further rain is forecast on Monday. 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 7 Oct 2019 00:10
River Nidd
River levels on the Nidd between Gouthwaite and Knaresborough peaked on Sunday and are now falling. The alert remains in force due to the level in the Knaresborough area. We expect the river levels to continue falling overnight into Monday morning. 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 17:57
River Nidd
River levels on the Nidd between Gouthwaite and Knaresborough have peaked on Sunday and are now falling. The alert remains in force due to the level in the Knaresborough area. We expect the river levels to continue falling during Sunday evening (06/10/19). Flooding of roads and farmland remains possible during Sunday. 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 10:04
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force as river levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall overnight and on Sunday morning 06/10/19. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible during Sunday. 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 03:35
River Nidd
River levels are starting to rise as a result of heavy rainfall overnight on Saturday 05/10/19. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible on Sunday 06/10/19. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is forecast on Sunday 6/10/19 and into Monday 7/10/19. 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 19:42
River Nidd
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 07/10/19. 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 2 Oct 2019 00:03
River Nidd
River levels at Knaresborough have continued falling. Downstream at Hunsingore, levels peaked at 2m and are now falling. Levels at Skip Bridge will stay high due to high levels on the River Ouse. Flooding of low lying land and local roads is possible overnight into Wednesday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan routes to avoid low lying roads and footpaths near rivers. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 16:45
River Nidd
This flood alert has been issued as levels on the River Nidd have risen in response to recent rainfall. River levels at Knaresborough have peaked at 1.3m this afternoon. Downstream at Hunsingore, levels are continuing to rise in response to recent rainfall. The current river level at Hunsingore is 1.8m. Flooding of low lying land and local roads is possible overnight into Wednesday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan routes to avoid low lying roads and footpaths near rivers. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 07:28
River Nidd
This flood alert has been issued as levels on the River Nidd have risen in response to recent rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and local roads is possible during Tuesday 1st October. The main area of concern is around Knaresborough. Levels are expected to remain high during the day on Tuesday, but may fall during Tuesday evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan routes to avoid low lying roads and footpaths near rivers. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 23:36
River Nidd
River levels on the Nidd are falling on Sunday night. Levels at Pateley Bridge and Knaresborough are falling. Flooding of roads and farmland remains possible throughout Sunday night and into Monday 30th 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. 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, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 15:44
River Nidd
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 at Pateley Bridge and Knaresborough are continuing to rise during the afternoon and into 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 Nidd
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 will continue to rise during the morning and into the afternoon. 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 Nidd
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 7am 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 17 Mar 2019 10:55
River Nidd
Levels on the upper Nidd around Knaresborough are falling and will continue to fall throughout the day. Flooding of roads and farmland is possible. No further rainfall is forecast on Sunday. 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 17 Mar 2019 00:46
River Nidd
River levels on the upper river Nidd rose quickly as a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday 16.03.19. The current level at Knaresborough is 1.7m and this is the peak level, we expect river levels to start to fall throughout the night. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight. 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 12:02
River Nidd
River levels on the upper river Nidd 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. The current level at Knaresborough was 1.07m at 11:30 today Saturday 16.03.19. River levels upstream of Knaresborough are expected to peak on Saturday evening. 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 issue 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 14 Mar 2019 10:47
River Nidd
River levels have fallen overnight but remain high on the Nidd at Skip Bridge. This is due to levels in the Ouse catchment which are also high and are backing up along the lower River Nidd. Further rain is forecast today (14/03/19) and we are expecting levels to rise again around Knaresborough during early afternoon, and reach similar levels to yesterday. The areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2019 07:41
River Nidd
River levels have fallen overnight but remain high on the Nidd at Skip Bridge. This is due to levels in the Ouse catchment which are also high and are backing up along the lower River Nidd. Further rain is forecast today (14/03/19) and we are expecting levels to rise again around Knaresborough and reach similar levels to yesterday (13/03/19). The areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2019 23:57
River Nidd
Levels on the River Nidd have fallen, however further rainfall is expected in the next few days. Forecast rainfall overnight may mean the river rises again tomorrow morning (14.3.2019). The areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2019 16:56
River Nidd
Levels on the River Nidd have fallen, however further rainfall is expected in the next few days. Forecast rainfall overnight may mean the river rises again tomorrow morning (14.3.2019). The areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2019 07:45
River Nidd
This alert has been issued as river levels have risen on the Nidd overnight as a result of heavy rainfall. The level at Knaresborough is currently 1.16m and expected to peak later on this morning. Levels upstream of Knaresborough have responded overnight, however, these are not of significant concern. More rainfall is forecast later this morning and over the coming days. The areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 03:58
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force as levels on the Upper River Nidd remain high following recent rainfall, however levels are now falling. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 21:12
River Nidd
This alert remains in force as levels on the Upper Nidd are continuing to rise in response to recent rainfall and levels are expected to remain high during Wednesday. The current level at Knaresborough is 1.23m and Birstwick is 1.79m. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as the situation changes. You can check river levels on the gov.uk website.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 13:28
River Nidd
This alert remains in force as levels on the Upper Nidd are continuing to rise in response to recent rainfall. The current level at Knaresborough is 1m and Birstwick is 1.58m. No significant rain is forecast during Tuesday 3rd April but further rain is forecast for Wednesday 4th April. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as the situation changes. You can check river levels on the gov.uk website.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 08:18
River Nidd
Levels have risen overnight on the upper River Nidd and although levels are currently falling at Knaresborough they are rising in the upper catchments. We expect levels to remain high during Tuesday 3rd April. No significant rain is forecast during Tuesday 3rd April but further rain is forecast for Wednesday 4th April. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 12:55
River Nidd
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.