Flood Warning Info - River Cherwell for the Oxford area

Area Description

River Cherwell at Oxford from Cherwell Bridge to the Thames confluence north of New Hinksey, including parts of Summertown, New Marston and Magdalen Bridge areas.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

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

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

Flood Warning issued on 3 Feb 2021 08:58
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels are high but steady on the River Cherwell as a result of recent rainfall. Flooding of property is expected, especially in low lying areas of Oxford close to the River Cherwell, however levels are currently slowly decreasing. Heavy rain showers are forecast this afternoon, (3/2/21). We expect river levels to remain high and responsive to further rainfall over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 3/2/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Feb 2021 20:21
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels are high but steady on the River Cherwell as a result of previous rainfall. Therefore, flooding of property is expected to continue, especially in low lying areas of Oxford close to the River Cherwell. There is a chance of showers overnight and tomorrow, (3/2/21). We expect river levels to remain high and responsive to further rainfall over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 3/2/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Feb 2021 10:16
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is possible. River levels remain high, but are falling slowly, on the River Cherwell. Flooding of property is possible today 2/2/21, especially in low lying areas of Oxford close to the River Cherwell. The forecast is largely dry today (2/2/21) with a chance of some showers this afternoon and overnight. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 2/2/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Feb 2021 20:41
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels remain high, but steady on the River Cherwell as a result of previous heavy rainfall. Flooding of property is expected today (1/2/21) and tomorrow, especially in low lying areas of Oxford close to the River Cherwell. The forecast is for overnight showers tonight (1/2/21) and tomorrow morning. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 2/2/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Feb 2021 11:29
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels are high, but steady, on the River Cherwell as a result of previous heavy rainfall. Flooding of property is expected today 1/2/21, especially in low lying areas of Oxford close to the River Cherwell. The forecast is largely dry today, with further rain forecast overnight and into tomorrow (2/2/21). We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 1/2/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Jan 2021 21:02
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels are high but steady on the River Cherwell as a result of previous heavy rainfall. flooding of property is expected overnight 31/1/21, especially in low lying areas of Oxford close to the River Cherwell. The forecast is largely dry, with further rain forecast next week. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 1/2/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Jan 2021 11:41
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels remain high on the lower River Cherwell as a result of heavy rainfall over the past few days. Therefore, flooding of property is expected today 31/01/21, especially in low lying areas close to the River Cherwell. No further rainfall is forecast this weekend. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 31/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Jan 2021 20:27
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels are rising on the River Cherwell as a result of heavy rainfall over the past few days. Therefore, flooding of property is expected early tomorrow morning 31/01/21, especially in low lying areas close to the River Cherwell. No further rainfall is forecast this weekend. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 31/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 19:07
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high but steady on the River Cherwell as a result of previous heavy rain. Therefore, the risk of flooding remains, especially areas close to the River Cherwell in the Sunnymead area. Scattered showers are forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to slowly fall over the coming days, but levels may respond to further rain. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid contact with floodwater, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 28/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 12:04
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is possible. River levels are high but steady on the River Cherwell, as a result of heavy rain overnight. Flooding continues, especially areas close to the River Cherwell in the Sunnymead area. Scattered showers are forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to start to fall, but levels may respond to further rain over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid contact with floodwater, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 27/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 16:54
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels remain high but are beginning to fall on the River Cherwell, as a result of previous heavy rainfall. Flooding is expected to continue tonight (26/12/20), especially in areas close to the River Cherwell in the Sunnymead area. A further band of rain is forecast overnight. We expect river levels to continue to fall, but levels may respond to further forecast rain over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings, avoid contact with flood water, and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 27/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 08:16
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels are high but now stable on the River Cherwell following heavy rainfall and water moving downstream. Flooding of property is expected to continue through today (26/12/20), especially in areas closest to the River Cherwell in the Sunnymead area. Showers are forecast during the day today (26/12/20), with a heavy band of rain moving through tonight. Levels are expected to remain stable through the day before starting to drop overnight. Levels may respond again to forecast rain over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs on the River Thames to reduce flood risk. Please avoid contact with flood water and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 26/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2020 19:11
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels are slowly rising on the River Cherwell following heavy rainfall and water moving downstream. Therefore, flooding of property is expected overnight, especially in areas closest to the River Cherwell in the Sunnymead area. No rainfall is forecast overnight (25/12/20). Showers are forecast during the day tomorrow, with a heavy band of rain moving through tomorrow night. Levels are expected to stabilise overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs on the River Thames to reduce flood risk. Please avoid contact with flood water and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 26/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2020 07:19
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels are rising on the River Cherwell following heavy rainfall and water moving downstream. Therefore, flooding of property is expected through today (25/12/20) and overnight, especially in areas closest to the River Cherwell in the Sunnymead area. No further rainfall is forecast today (25/12/20), with further rainfall forecast to move through late tomorrow. Levels are expected to continue to rise today as water moves downstream before stabilising tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs on the River Thames to reduce flood risk. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 25/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 22:28
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels are rising on the River Cherwell following heavy rainfall and water moving downstream. Therefore, flooding of property is expected overnight in the early hours of 25/12/20, especially in areas closest to the River Cherwell in the Sunnymead area. Flood water could be deep and fast flowing, and therefore pose a risk to life. No further rainfall is forecast in the next 24 hours, however, levels are expected to continue to rise for the next 48 hours as water moves downstream. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs on the River Thames to reduce flood risk. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Nov 2019 17:37
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Further property flooding is no longer expected. River levels are high on the River Cherwell due to high river levels flowing downstream from the upper catchment. Levels are now falling but we expect levels to remain high over the coming days. Further light rainfall is forecast overnight with a mostly dry day tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Nov 2019 08:39
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Further property flooding is no longer expected. River levels have risen on the River Cherwell due to high river levels flowing downstream from the upper catchment. Levels have stabilised over night and we expect to see levels fall through today. The forecast today is mostly dry. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 17/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Nov 2019 20:57
River Cherwell, Marston Brook, Peasmoor Brook
Property flooding is expected. River levels have risen on the River Cherwell and are continuing to rise tonight due to high river levels flowing downstream from the upper catchment. Therefore, flooding of property is expected in the early hours of Sunday morning 17/11/19. Levels are going to be similar to December 2012 and February 2014. The weather forecast is mostly dry overnight and into tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk. Please move family, pets and valuables to safety and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/11/2019, or as the situation changes.