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 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 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.