Flood Alert Info - River Aire Upper catchment

Area Description

The River Aire from Gargrave to Stockbridge, including Eshton Beck, Eller Beck and Silsden Beck.

This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert Currently in Force

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

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 05:47
River Aire, Eller Beck
The Flood Alert for the Upper River Aire remains in force as river levels have risen in response to the overnight rainfall. River levels are expected to continue rising steadily until around midday. The wet weather is forecast to continue into Saturday and may contain periods of short, sharp, heavy showers. Any rain that falls will ensure that rivers will remain higher than they have appeared to be over recent weeks. We are continuing to monitor the situation. Updates to river levels can be found on the GOV.uk website and the weather forecasts for your area can be found on the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 18:31
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for a band of persistent and potentially heavy rain that could affect areas across the River Aire Upper catchment from Friday Evening into Saturday evening. It is not possible to predict the precise location of the rainfall, but where it does fall there is a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers affecting roads, homes and businesses. We are taking the precautionary measure of issuing a flood alert. We are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. For weather forecasts for your area please see the Met Office - www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 21:16
River Aire, Eller Beck
River levels have been slowly falling and will continue to do so overnight. There is no significant rainfall forecast tonight and tomorrow. Please be aware that the River Aire catchment is currently saturated from the recent rainfall so low lying land, roads and fields may still be affected. We continue to monitor the situation. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 12:09
River Aire, Eller Beck
River levels have been slowly falling and will continue to do so throughout today. There may be some further heavy showers forecast this evening which may cause the levels to rise again. We are keeping this flood alert in force due to the showers however we do not expect any significant impact. Please be aware that the River Aire catchment is currently saturated from the recent rainfall so low lying land, roads and fields may still be affected. We will continue to monitor the situation and have staff responding to the incident in the area. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 18:29
River Aire, Eller Beck
River levels on the Upper Aire have been falling throughout today (3/4/18) however this alert remains in force due to Skipton and Cononley washlands being operational. We are still closely monitoring the situation. The Upper Aire catchment is currently saturated so low lying land, roads and fields may still be affected. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. You can keep up-to-date with the latest information via https://flood-warning information.service.gov.uk/warnings or the Met Office at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 10:35
River Aire, Eller Beck
River levels on the Upper Aire peaked at around 1am on 03/04/2018 and are now falling. However, as Skipton and Cononley washlands are operational, this alert remains in force. We are closely monitoring the situation. The Upper Aire catchment is saturated so low lying land, roads and fields may still be affected. Please remain safe and be aware of your surroundings. You can keep up-to-date with the latest information via https://flood-warning information.service.gov.uk/warnings or the Met Office at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 20:33
River Aire, Eller Beck
Following today's snow and rainfall, river levels are currently rising. Rain is expected to continue for the next 3-4 hours before clearing at around midnight tonight. The Washlands are forecast to operate and start filling from around 22:00 hours tonight.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 04:28
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert has been issued for the upper River Aire in preparation for the rainfall that is forecast to pass over the area from around 5am on Wednesday morning. As ground conditions are very wet, river levels are forecast to rise through Wednesday morning soon after the rain arrives. It is expected that river levels will remain high through the morning. We are actively monitoring the river levels and will update this message as the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website via https://www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk "


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 19:57
River Aire, Eller Beck
This Flood Alert has been issued for the upper River Aire in preparation for the rainfall that is forecast to pass over the area from around 4am on Wednesday morning. As ground conditions are very wet, river levels are forecast to rise on Wednesday morning soon after the rain arrives. It is expected that river levels will remain high throughout the morning. We are actively monitoring the river levels and will update this message as the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website at https://www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2018 06:54
River Aire, Eller Beck
River levels have risen in response to the overnight wet weather. Higher rainfall totals than anticipated have fallen in the early hours of Thursday morning and caused rivers to rise to Flood Alert levels. The weather outlook is improving although scattered showers may still occur throughout Thursday. Cononley Washlands are filling and it is expected that rivers will remain high until Thursday evening then begin to fall. We will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 18:36
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to the rainfall that has fallen already and is continuing to fall across the Upper Aire Catchment. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website. The current forecast is not indicating that rivers will reach flood warning levels. We are however, expecting washlands in the Upper Aire Catchment to start to fill around 19:00. River levels are currently expected to peak about 20:30 this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation as it develops and this message will be updated as/if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 14:21
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to the rainfall that has fallen already and the further rainfall forecast across the Upper Aire Catchment. Rain will continue throughout the afternoon and evening. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website. The current forecast is not indicating that rivers will reach flood warning levels. We are however, expecting washlands in the Upper Aire Catchment to start to fill around 19:00. River levels are currently expected to peak about 20:30 this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation as it develops and this message will be updated as/if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 07:54
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert was in force as rainfall overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning, across the Upper Aire Catchment was expected to raise river levels and the washlands at Skipton, Snaygill and Cononley were expected to start filling. We have seen a river response to this rainfall overnight but below levels of concern. River levels on the Upper Aire and it’s tributaries have now peaked and are continuing to return to normal, however you can expect to see water in the washlands. This flood alert is likely to be removed at around lunchtime Thursday 23rd. Please keep up-to-date with the latest forecast information via our 5 day forecast on our website at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/5-day-flood-risk and the Met Office at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 23:43
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to the rainfall that has fallen already and the further rainfall forecast across the Upper Aire Catchment. Rain will continue throughout the evening and into Thursday morning. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website. The current forecast is not indicating that rivers will reach flood warning levels. We are however, expecting washlands in the Upper Aire Catchment to start to fill, rivers to rise, and for there to be local surface water flooding. River levels are currently forecast to peak overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation as it develops and this message will be updated as/if the situation changes. Please stay safe and do not put yourself at risk by driving or walking through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 15:39
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to the rainfall that has fallen already and the further rainfall forecast across the Upper Aire Catchment. Rain will continue throughout the afternoon and evening and into the Thursday morning. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website. The current forecast is not indicating that rivers will reach flood warning levels. We are however, expecting washlands in the Upper Aire Catchment to start to fill, rivers to rise, and for there to be local surface water flooding. River levels are currently forecast to peak overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation as it develops and this message will be updated as/if the situation changes. Please stay safe and do not put yourself at risk by driving or walking through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2017 13:47
River Aire, Eller Beck
Although river levels have peaked and are starting to fall, this flood alert remains in force as the river levels at Kildwick are relatively high and Cononley Washlands are still in operation. Although no significant rainfall is expected, we’ll continue to monitor the situation. Once the river levels have fallen below any level of concern, this message will be updated. Please keep up-to-date with the latest forecast information via our 5 day forecast at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/5-day-flood-risk, or the Met Office at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/


Flood Alert issued on 24 Oct 2017 20:41
River Aire, Eller Beck
This Flood Alert is still in force due to a further band of rain forecast overnight, which will cause river levels to respond but we currently do not expect any significant impact. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. 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 if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Oct 2017 13:46
River Aire, Eller Beck
This Flood Alert is still in force due to a further band of rain forecast for this evening into the early hours of Wednesday, which will cause river levels to respond but we currently do not expect any significant impact. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. 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 if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Oct 2017 07:41
River Aire, Eller Beck
The forecast for the Upper Aire catchment has now improved and levels are currently forecast below flood warning triggers. A further band of rain is forecast for this evening into late night but we currently do not expect any significant impact. We continue to closely monitor the situation from the Leeds incident room which is now open. 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 if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Oct 2017 20:00
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert has been issued for the forecast for heavy showers that could affect areas in the upper aire catchment on 24th October 2017. The potential is for prolonged and widespread from early morning. It is not possible to predict the precise location of the rainfall, but there is a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers affecting roads, homes and businesses. We are taking the precautionary measure of issuing a flood alert. Our staff are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. 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


Flood Alert issued on 22 Oct 2017 13:47
River Aire, Eller Beck
No further significant rainfall is currently expected for the rest of the day. River levels have been falling steadily overnight and will continue to do so throughout today. River levels will remain high particularly around Kildwick. Please be aware that the River Aire catchment is currently saturated from the recent rainfall so low lying land, roads and fields may still be affected. We continue to monitor the situation and have staff responding to the incident in the area. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 23:46
River Aire, Eller Beck
The flood alert for the Upper Aire will remain in force overnight. Although river levels are now falling, further rain is expected through the night, some of it heavy in places. Our latest forecasts show that although rivers will rise again tomorrow morning, they are not expected to reach the levels of Saturday 21 October.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 20:25
River Aire, Eller Beck
Levels on the River Aire are rising as a result of the heavy rain today and there will be further rainfall this evening. We are not currently expecting to issue any flood warnings but we will continue to monitor the situation. River levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2017 10:08
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to the persistent heavy showers overnight. These showers have resulted in a rise in levels on the River Aire. The current forecast for today is improving and we are not expecting rivers to reach flood warning levels. The washlands in the Upper Aire Catchment may to start to fill. We will be monitoring levels throughout the day and this message will be updated if and when the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website and a more detailed weather forecast can be viewed on the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk


Flood Alert issued on 12 Sep 2017 17:54
River Aire, Eller Beck
Persistent rainfall this evening and overnight will cause levels in the River Aire to rise during the night. Although we do not expect to issue flood warnings, low-lying farmland between Skipton and Keighley is expected to flood, as it often does during wetter months. Water levels in the River Aire will peak towards midday on 13 September before dropping later in the day. We will continue to monitor levels and will update this if and when the situation changes. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk


Flood Alert issued on 11 Sep 2017 11:08
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to the persistent heavy showers overnight. These showers have resulted in a rise in levels on the River Aire. The current forecast for today is improving and we are not expecting rivers to reach flood warning levels. We are however, expecting washlands in the Upper Aire Catchment to start to fill. We will be monitoring levels throughout the day and this message will be updated if and when the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website and a more detailed weather forecast can be viewed on the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jul 2017 15:43
River Aire, Eller Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to the potential risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms that could affect areas across West Yorkshire. It is very difficult to predict the precise location of the thunderstorms, but where they occur, we could see flooding from surface water and smaller faster responding rivers impacting roads, homes and businesses. 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. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. As such, 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.