Flood Alert Info - Lower River Coquet

Area Description

Lower River Coquet and its tributaries from Brinkburn to Warkworth .
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

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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 10:54
River Coquet
River levels have now peaked and are beginning to fall on the Lower Coquet. No more significant rainfall is forecast but river levels will remain high throughout today, Sunday 16/02/2020. Rothbury floodgates have now been reopened.. Please continue to avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, as they may still be flooded. We are continuing to monitor the situation. This message will be updated this afternoon, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 09:05
River Coquet
River levels have now peaked and are beginning to fall on the Lower Coquet. No more significant rainfall is forecast but river levels will remain high throughout today, Sunday 16/02/2020. Rothbury floodgates will be reopened by mid-morning. Please continue to avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, as they may still be flooded. We are continuing to monitor the situation. This message will be updated this afternoon, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 20:13
River Coquet
River levels have risen on the Lower River Coquet as a result of heavy rainfall and snow melt. Consequently, rivers will be high throughout Saturday evening, 15/02/2020, and into Sunday. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the weekend. We expect river levels to remain high over this period. 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 and our incident response staff are checking defences. Rothbury floodgates are being closed. We will issue Flood Warnings if required. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 23:49
River Coquet
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Rothbury river gauge as a result of Storm Ciara. We are closely monitoring the situation. Flood gates at Rothbury will remain closed overnight and will be reopened tomorrow morning during daylight hours. We are closing the Warkworth gates as a precautionary to the high tides. 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 by 11:00 tomorrow morning (10/02/2020) or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 19:11
River Coquet
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Rothbury river gauge as a result of Storm Ciara. We are closely monitoring the situation. Flood gates at Rothbury will remain closed overnight and will be reopened tomorrow morning during daylight hours. 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 by 11:00 tomorrow morning (10/02/2020) or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 10:10
River Coquet
River levels are still rising at the River Coquet river gauges as a result of persistent heavy rainfall caused by Storm Ciara. Rain is expected to move out of the area by 12:00 today, 09/02/2020. However, low responding rivers may continue to rise into this evening. Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths, low lying land and roads. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue any flood warnings as needed. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 later this afternoon, 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 21:36
River Coquet
River levels are forecast to rise at the River Coquet river gauges as a result of Storm Ciara. Consequently river levels will rise rapidly, flooding of properties/roads and farmland is possible through Saturday night, 08/02/20 into Sunday morning, 09/02/20. Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths, low lying land and roads. Further heavy rainfall is forecast through Saturday night and Sunday, rain will be particularly heavy over high ground in the Pennines and the Cheviots. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue any flood warnings as needed. The flood gate at Rothbury will be closed early on Sunday morning so please ensure any cars are removed before midnight tonight, 08/02/20. Please avoid 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 by 09:30 on Sunday, 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Aug 2019 17:25
River Coquet
River levels have risen on the River Coquet as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight and throughout the day. Consequently, flooding of riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads is possible until tomorrow morning, 11/08/2019 with river levels peaking between 19:00 and 21:00. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point and we do not expect to issue any flood warnings. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/08/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 15:37
River Coquet
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Coquet catchment. This has meant that the Lower River Coquet is now rising. The main areas of concern are from Brinkburn to Warkworth, where levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river from 4pm today (Friday 16th March). We expect the river to remain high throughout the evening, 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. We are monitoring river levels closely and our operational teams are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages from rivers. This message will be updated at 10am tomorrow, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 16:48
River Coquet
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall and snow melt in the Lower River Coquet area. This has meant that levels in the Lower River Coquet and its tributaries are high. The main areas of concern are from Brinkburn to Warkworth, where levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river until Wednesday 7th of March. We expect the levels in the river to gradually return to normal on Wednesday. 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 and our operational teams are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages from rivers. This message will be updated or removed on Wednesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 09:54
River Coquet
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall and snow melt in the Lower River Coquet area. This has meant that the Lower River Coquet and its tributaries are now rising. The main areas of concern are from Brinkburn to Warkworth, where levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river from 10am today (Tuesday 6th March). We expect the river to remain high throughout today until around 5pm 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. We are monitoring river levels closely and our operational teams are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages from rivers. This message will be updated at 5pm today or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 14:02
River Coquet
Last night's rainfall has caused the level of the River Coquet to rise. The level of the Lower River Coquet will remain high with intermittent showers forecast throughout this afternoon. We expect river levels to begin falling steadily this evening. 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 today (Wednesday 24th January) or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 20:08
River Coquet
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 Felton and Warkworth from 9pm tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). River levels are predicted to rise steadily 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, the flood gates at Warkworth will remain closed. This message will be updated at 10am on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 18:52
River Coquet
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 Felton and Warkworth from 9pm tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). River levels are predicted to rise steadily 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, the flood gates at Warkworth will remain closed. This message will be updated at 10am on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.