Flood Alert Info - River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon, and also the Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney

Area Description

River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon including, Stanford in the Vale, Charney Bassett, Lyford and Garford, and also the Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney.

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

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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 4 Apr 2018 12:05
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. The River Ock is now falling slowly. Heavy showers are forecast today and flooding of low lying land and roads, especially in the Charney Basset area, is expected to continue. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (04/04/18).


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 18:12
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. The River Ock is now stable or falling. Some showers are possible overnight tonight with widespread showers and some longer periods of rain forecast on Wednesday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Stanford-in-the-Vale and Charney Basset areas overnight. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 10:29
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. The River Ock is now stable or falling. Some light showers are possible this morning but Tuesday will be a mostly dry day. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Stanford-in-the-Vale and Charney Basset areas today (03/04/2018). Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 19:49
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock are now stable. Some further showers are possible this evening and these may turn heavy in places overnight. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Stanford-in-the-Vale and Charney Basset areas. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (03/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 10:09
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock are rising slowly in response to the overnight rainfall. Some light rain is expected this morning with further showers also possible this afternoon. These heavier showers may turn heavy in places this evening and overnight. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Stanford-in-the-Vale and Charney Basset areas. The river may continue to rise today but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this afternoon (02/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 19:43
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock are continuing to fall slowly. Persistent rain is expected overnight tonight, with further showers and light rain possible on Monday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Charney Basset area. The river may rise again overnight and on Monday but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (02/02/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 10:02
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock have been falling slowly overnight. Sunday is forecast to be a mostly dry day with further rainfall overnight into Monday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Standford in the Vale and Charney Basset areas. The river may rise further overnight and on Monday but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 20:16
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock have been rising steadily throughout the day in response to recent rainfall. Any rainfall is now clearing to the east and it should be a largely dry night and into tomorrow morning (01/04/18). Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue, especially in the Charney Bassett and Stanford-in-the-Vale areas. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning if not before.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 10:56
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock are stabilising, but remain high in response to recent rainfall. Further showers, sometimes heavy in places, are expected across the area today (31/03/18), gradually easing through the day. Therefore levels are expected to continue to remain high today and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue, especially in the Charney Basett area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated later today if not before.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 23:01
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock have been rising quickly throughout the evening in response to today's (30/03/18) rainfall. Rainfall will continue through tonight into Saturday morning, with heavy showers possible at times. Further showers are expected during Saturday daytime. Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible tonight, especially in the Charney Bassett area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of tomorrow morning if not before.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2018 18:49
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock have continued to rise steadily at some gauging stations or throughout the day in response to recent rainfall and snow melt. Forecast is dry for this evening. Levels are expected to continue to rise as more rain is forecast tomorrow. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue, especially in the Charney Bassett area. Although some levels may fall later this evening, flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (14/03/18).


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2018 11:19
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the Ock have continued to rise steadily throughout the night in response to recent rainfall. Forecast is unsettled with some showery rain and then generally dry for the rest of the day. Levels are expected to continue to rise as more rain is forecast tomorrow. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue, especially in the Stanford Vale and Charney Bassett areas. Although some levels may fall later today, flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of today.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 21:58
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the river Ock have been rising steadily throughout the evening in response to recent rainfall. Localised showers are forecast overnight Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and into tomorrow flooding of low lying land and roads is expected tomorrow (12/03/2018), especially in the Stanford Vale and Charney Bassett areas. We are constantly monitoring river levels . Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 11:09
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock remain high in response to Sunday's rainfall, levels have now started to decrease. Showery rain is forecasted this morning but these should become lighter this afternoon and clear this evening. Therefore further flooding of low lying land and roads is not expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening or before if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 19:00
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock remain high in response to Sunday's rainfall, levels have now stabilised and started to decrease. There are rain showers forecasted Tuesday morning giving way to a mostly dry day with some scattered showers. Therefore further flooding of low lying land and roads is not expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or before if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 10:14
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock rose steadily yesterday in response to rainfall. Levels have now stabilised. There is no rain forecast today (22/01/2018) however we will see showers in the early hours of Tuesday. Therefore levels are not expected to continue to rise today and levels should start to lower therefore further flooding of low lying land and roads is not expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening or before if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 21:23
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock have been rising steadily throughout the day today (21/01/2018) in response to recent rainfall. The rain has now cleared away leaving a dry night. Levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected overnight, especially in the Stanford Vale area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 18:59
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the River Ock are falling, this is expected to continue throughout tonight (28/12/2017). There is fast moving heavy rain showers forecast to be moving across the area tomorrow morning followed by a drier afternoon. Although levels are falling, they are expected to remain high and are sensitive to the forecasted rainfall. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff were out in the area today checking for and clearing blockages and will be again tomorrow. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 10:40
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the River Ock stopped rising last night and have begun to fall, this is expected to continue throughout the day today (28/12/2017). There is no rain forecast today but we will see some fast moving heavy showers Friday morning. Although levels are falling, they are expected to remain high through the day. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area today checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 17:02
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Ock have been rising all day today (27/12/2017) and they are set to continue to rise through the evening before levelling out during the night. There is no more rain forecast for the next 24 hour period. However a small amount of flooding is expected on low lying land and roads especially in the Charney Bassett area. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff were out in the area today checking for and clearing blockages and will be doing the same tomorrow. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.