Flood Alert Info - Upper River Coquet

Area Description

Upper River Coquet, River Alwin and their tributaries from source to Pauperhaugh.

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

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

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 15:42
Rivers Coquet, Alwin
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the upper River Coquet area where river levels have risen in response. Levels remain high and suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect levels to start to fall this afternoon. No flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. We are monitoring river levels closely. This message will be updated by 9pm tonight (Wednesday 24th January) or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 10:38
Rivers Coquet, Alwin
Rain through the night has caused the level of the River Coquet to rise. The level of the Upper River Coquet will remain high with intermittent showers forecast throughout the day. However, we expect river levels to fall steadily. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. We are monitoring river levels closely. This message will be updated at 4pm today (Wednesday 24th January) or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 15:01
Rivers Coquet, Alwin
Rainfall is expected to become heavy and persistent at times in Pennine areas this evening and overnight. The ground is already saturated following recent snowmelt and catchments are expected to respond to this rainfall. As a result the level of the River Coquet, and other small watercourses, is expected to rise overnight, peaking early tomorrow morning. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river is possible though no flooding to properties is currently forecast. Take care if walking or driving along riverside footpaths and roads. There may be lots of surface water on roads during the morning rush hour. We will continue to monitor river levels closely overnight. This Flood Alert will be updated or removed by 10am tomorrow or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 21:05
Rivers Coquet, Alwin
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Coquet area. This has meant that the River Coquet is now rising. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Alwinton, Thropton and Rothbury from 9pm tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). River levels are predicted to remain high overnight, though no flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further flood risk. We are monitoring river levels and forecasts closely. UPDATE: We are closing the flood gates at Rothbury this evening as a precaution. This message will be updated at 10am on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 20:08
Rivers Coquet, Alwin
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Coquet area. This has meant that the River Coquet is now rising. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Alwinton, Thropton and Rothbury from 9pm tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). River levels are predicted to remain high overnight, though no flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further flood risk. We are monitoring river levels and forecasts closely, particularly at Rothbury and will consider closing the flood gates if needed. This message will be updated at 10am on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 18:44
Rivers Coquet, Alwin
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Coquet area. This has meant that the River Coquet is now rising. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Alwinton, Thropton and Rothbury from 9pm tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). River levels are predicted to remain high overnight, though no flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further flood risk. We are monitoring river levels and forecasts closely, particularly at Rothbury and will consider closing the flood gates if needed. This message will be updated at 10am on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Jun 2017 10:08
Rivers Coquet, Alwin
River levels on the Upper River Coquet, River Alwin and their tributaries from source to Pauperhaugh remain at a high level following rainfall overnight. River Levels at Rothbury will rise further today (Wednesday 07 June 2017) before falling later in the afternoon. No flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. This message will be updated at 5pm or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jun 2017 20:45
Rivers Coquet, Alwin
Over the last few hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Upper River Coquet area. This has meant that the River Coquet is now rising. The main areas of concern are Upper River Coquet, River Alwin and their tributaries from source to Pauperhaugh. More rain is forecast overnight across the Upper Coquet catchment. River levels will reach alert levels at around 4am (Wednesday 07 June 2017) and remain high throughout the morning. No flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. This message will be updated at 10am or earlier if the situation changes.