Flood Alert Info - River Tyne

Area Description

The River Tyne from Hexham to Wylam and its 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 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 09:42
River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
River levels on the River Tyne remain high as a result of heavy rainfall and snow melt. No further heavy rainfall is forecast over the weekend. Levels at Hexham and Corbridge are now peaking and will continue to fall throughout the day (16/02/2020). We expect levels at Bywell gauge to continue to rise before peaking later this morning. Smaller watercourses including the Cockshaw Burn at Hexham have peaked and we don’t expect levels to rise again significantly. 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 have been checking defences. This message will be updated this afternoon, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 20:03
River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
River levels have risen on the River Tyne 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. 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 19:20
River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Hexham, Bywell and Corbridge gauges on the River Tyne as a result of Storm Ciara. 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. 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 10:15
River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
River levels are still rising at the Hexham, Corbridge and Bywell 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 20:59
River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
River levels are forecast to rise at the Hexham, Corbridge and Bywell river gauges as a result of Storm Ciara. Consequently River Tyne levels will rise relatively rapidly through Saturday night, 08/02/20 into Sunday morning, 09/02/20. Flooding of properties/roads and farmland is possible. 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 issue any flood warnings as needed. 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 09:30 on Sunday, 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 08:13
River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
River levels have risen at the Hexham Maidenscroft river gauge as a result of persistent heavy overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected from this morning through to the afternoon, 01/10/19. Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads by Hexham Maidenscroft. Rain will ease by midday and we expect the river levels to peak this morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 by 12:00 on 01/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Aug 2019 18:47
River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
River levels have risen on the River Tyne as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads is expected between 19:00 today, 10/08/2019, and 05:00 tomorrow, 11/08/2019. 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 2019 20:19
River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
River levels on the River Tyne are generally falling but will remain high until the early hours of Sunday morning 17/03/2019. No further significant rainfall is expected through Saturday night, 16/03/2019 and Sunday 17/03/2019. Consequently, flooding is possible up to 22:00 tonight, Saturday 16/03/2019. Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads near the River Tyne from Hexham to Wylam. Flooding of properties is not currently expected. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 10:00, 17/03/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 18:12
River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
River levels on the River Tyne are high and still rising in places. No further significant rainfall is expected through Saturday night, 16/03/2019 and Sunday 17/03/2019. Consequently, flooding is possible upto 22:00 tonight, Saturday 16/03/2019. Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads near the River Tyne from Hexham to Wylam. Flooding of properties is not currently expected. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 21:00, 16/03/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 15:18
River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
River levels have risen on the River Tyne as a result of heavy rainfall, with further rain expected throughout the day. Consequently, flooding is possible between 16:00 today, 16/03/2019 and the early hours of Sunday morning, 17/03/2019. Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads near the River Tyne from Hexham to Wylam. Flooding of properties is not currently expected. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Further rainfall is forecast throughout the rest of Saturday, 16/03/2019. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 18:00, 16/03/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 17:22
Rivers Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy and persistent rainfall in the river Tyne area. This has meant that the river Tyne is now rising. Levels suggest that there may be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river during this evening (25/12/17). We expect the river to remain high throughout the night however 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 and will update this message by 10am tomorrow (26/12/17) or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 20:08
Rivers Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Tyne area. This means that the River Tyne is expected to rise steadily through this evening and overnight tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). Levels currently suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Hexham and Corbridge. No flooding to properties is currently expected and warnings are not expected to be issued. We are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts, particularly at Hexham. UPDATE: We are deploying a temporary barrier at the underpass at Tyne Green in Hexham as a precaution – we do not expect levels to reach the barrier. 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. This message will be updated at 10am on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 19:38
Rivers Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Tyne area. This means that the River Tyne is expected to rise steadily through this evening and overnight tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). Levels currently suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Hexham and Corbridge. No flooding to properties is currently expected and warnings are not expected to be issued. We are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts, particularly at Hexham. UPDATE: We are deploying a temporary barrier at the underpass at Tyne Green in Hexham as a precaution – we do not expect levels to reach the barrier. 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. This message will be updated at 10am on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 19:18
Rivers Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Tyne area. This means that the River Tyne is is expected to rise steadily through this evening and overnight tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). Levels currently suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Hexham and Corbridge. No flooding to properties is currently expected and warnings are not expected to be issued. We are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts, particularly at Hexham. UPDATE: We are deploying a temporary barrier at the underpass at Tyne Green in Hexham as a precaution – we do not expect levels to reach the barrier. 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. This message will be updated at 10am on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 19:14
Rivers Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Tyne area. This means that the River Tyne is is expected to rise steadily through this evening and overnight tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). Levels currently suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Hexham and Corbridge. No flooding to properties is currently expected and warnings are not expected to be issued. We are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts, particularly at Hexham. We will consider deploying a temporary barrier at Tyne Green should we need to. 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. This message will be updated at 10am on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jul 2017 19:49
Rivers Tyne, Cockshaw Burn
This flood alert has been issued in response to the potential risk of isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms across Northumberland and Durham. It is difficult to predict the precise location of thunderstorms. Where they do 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.