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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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 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.