Flood Alert Info - River Wansbeck

Area Description

The Rivers Wansbeck, Font, Hart Burn and their tributaries.

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

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Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 20:02
River Wansbeck, River Font, Hart Burn
The last 24 hours has seen heavy rainfall in the River Wansbeck catchment, leading to high river levels. Further rain is forecast to raise river levels slightly for the next few hours. The main areas of concern are Mitford and Morpeth. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads. The rainfall is forecast to reduce significantly from around 10:30pm. River levels are predicted to peak at around midnight (Friday 16th March) in Morpeth. No flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. The flood gates at Morpeth are not currently closed. If the decision is made to close the flood gates then this message will be updated. Take care near the areas of concern. Avoid travelling along riverside roads and paths. We are monitoring river levels closely and are ready to send our operational teams out to clear 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 17:11
River Wansbeck, River Font, Hart Burn
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall and snow melt in the River Wansbeck area. This has meant that levels in the River Wansbeck and its tributaries are high. Some flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river is expected. We expect the levels in the river to gradually return to normal on Wednesday. The situation is being monitored. Flood gates in Morpeth will remain closed overnight as a precaution until Wednesday morning. At this time we do not anticipate any flood warnings will be necessary. 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 on standby. This message will be updated or removed on Wednesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 08:45
River Wansbeck, River Font, Hart Burn
Overnight we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Wansbeck area. A combination of this and melting snow is causing rivers to rise. Although the rainfall will move away by mid Tuesday morning (6th March 2018) river levels are expected to rise through Tuesday morning and remain high throughout the day. Some flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river is expected. The situation is being monitored. Flood gates in Morpeth are being closed around 9am as a precaution. At this time we do not anticipate any flood warnings will be necessary. 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 in the area. This message will be updated at 6pm on Tuesday or earlier if the situation changes.