Flood Warning Info - River Thames at Purley Village

Area Description

River Thames at Purley Village.
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 21 Feb 2020 17:51
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are now steady and falling slowly on the River Thames at Purley following recent rainfall. Further flooding of property is no longer expected however it is possible, especially at River Gardens, Purley. No further rainfall is forecast this evening 21/02/20 or tomorrow 22/02/2020. River levels have continued to fall throughout today 21/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and have been in the area to support the local community. Please keep in place any property flood protection products you are using, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and move family, pets and cars until levels have safely receded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Feb 2020 15:24
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are now steady and falling slowly on the River Thames at Purley following recent rainfall. Further flooding of property is no longer expected however it is possible, especially at River Gardens, Purley. No further rainfall is forecast today, 21/02/20. River levels began falling yesterday evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and have been in the area to support the local community. Please keep in place any property flood protection products you are using, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and move family, pets and cars until levels have safely receded. This message will be updated this evening, 21/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Feb 2020 08:48
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels are now steady and falling slowly on the River Thames at Purley following recent rainfall. Further flooding of property is no longer expected, however it is possible, especially at River Gardens, Purley. No further rainfall is forecast today, 21/02/20. River levels began falling yesterday evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk, and have been in the area to support the local community. Please keep in place any property flood protection products you are using, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and move family, pets and cars until levels have safely receded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 21/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2020 17:40
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels are now steady on the River Thames at Purley following recent rainfall. Therefore, flooding of property is expected to continue, especially at River Gardens, Purley. No further rainfall is forecast this evening, 20/02/20, or tomorrow, 21/02/20. River levels are forecast to begin falling later this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and have been in the area to support the local community. Please keep in place any property flood protection products you are using, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and move family, pets and cars until levels have safely receded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2020 09:07
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels continue to rise very slowly on the River Thames as a result of Storm Dennis in the Purley area. Therefore, flooding of property is expected to continue, especially at River Gardens, Purley. A band of rainfall, heavy in places, is forecast this morning, 20/02/20. This will pass by the evening, leaving a predominantly dry night and day tomorrow. We expect river levels to stabilise today, and start to slowly drop overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk, and we are deploying staff to the area during daylight hours to support the local community. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated this evening, 20/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2020 20:37
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels continue to rise on the River Thames as a result of Storm Dennis in the Purley area. Therefore, flooding of property is expected to continue, especially at River Gardens, Purley. Any showers today, 19/02/20, have mostly cleared to leave a largely dry night for most areas. A further band of heavy rainfall is forecast from late tomorrow morning, 20/02/20, which will clear by tomorrow evening. We expect river levels to peak on Friday morning, 21/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and we are deploying staff to the area during daylight hours to support the local community. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2020 08:05
River Thames
Property flooding is possible. River levels are continuing to rise on the River Thames following Storm Dennis. Therefore flooding of property is possible over the next 24 hours, especially in the areas around Purley. Peak levels are forecast to be similar to November 2019. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours, but rainfall totals are forecast to be low. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and we are deploying staff during daylight hours to support local communities. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated this afternoon, 19/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2019 19:55
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high but are beginning to very gradually fall on the River Thames in the Purley area. Therefore, the risk of flooding is reducing. No further rainfall is forecast today (25/12/19). There is the potential for further showers, which may be heavy at times, throughout tomorrow (26/12/19). We expect river levels to remain high throughout this week. 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, 26/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2019 07:23
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high but are beginning to fall on the River Thames in the Purley area, and levels are forecast to continue to fall over the coming days. Therefore, the risk of flooding is reducing. No further rainfall is forecast today (25/12/19), although there is the potential for further showers, which may be heavy at times, throughout tomorrow (26/12/19). 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, 25/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2019 18:38
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high on the River Thames as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Levels are forecast to remain high at a similar level over the next few days as water moves through the river system. The forecast is for a dry evening (24/12/2019) and clear Christmas Day (25/12/2019) with potential for heavy showers on Boxing Day (26/12/19). We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2019 09:53
River Thames
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high on the River Thames as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Levels are forecast to remain high at a similar level over the next few days as water moves through the river system. Todays forecast is for thundery showers this morning, clearing this afternoon (24/12/2019). It will be dry tomorrow for Christmas Day (25/12/2019). We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening 24/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 18:51
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels are rising on the River Thames as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore flooding of property close to the river is possible. Rain is expected overnight into Tuesday (24/12/2019).  We expect river levels to continue to rise slowly over the next few days as water moves through the river system. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 24/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 07:43
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels are rising on the River Thames as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of property is possible today. We expect flooding to affect properties along River Gardens. Peak levels will be similar to the flooding in November 2000. Today is forecast to be mainly dry before more rain moves in overnight tonight into Tuesday (24/12/2019). We expect river levels to continue rising very slowly over the next couple of days as water moves through the river system. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area today warning and informing residents. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated this evening, 23/12/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 20:02
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels are rising on the River Thames as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of property is expected tomorrow morning, 23/12/2019. We expect flooding to affect properties along River Gardens. Peak levels will be similar to the flooding in November 2000. Further heavy rain is not forecast today (22/12/19) or tomorrow, but there is a chance of showers which may be heavy at times on 24/12/19. We expect river levels to continue rising over the next couple of days as water moves through the river system. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area today warning and informing residents. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated tomorrow, 23/12/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 07:28
River Thames
Property flooding is expected. River levels are rising on the River Thames as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of property is expected tomorrow morning, 23/12/2019. We expect flooding to affect properties along River Gardens. Peak levels will be similar to the flooding in November 2000. The rain should clear this morning leaving a mostly dry day. We expect river levels to continue rising over the next couple of days as water moves through the river catchment. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area today warning and informing residents. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated this evening, 22/12/2019 or as the situation changes.