Flood Warning Info - River Aller

Area Description

River Aller including Allerford and West Lynch.
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


Flood Warning issued on 28 Feb 2020 23:42
River Aller
River levels are rising rapidly as a result of heavy and persistent rainfall tonight. Consequently, flooding of property is expected in the early hours of Saturday morning, from approximately 1 a.m. onwards. We expect flooding to affect property at Lower Allerford and Higher Allerford road. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Saturday 29/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 09:08
River Aller
Storm Dennis has brought widespread and heavy rainfall throughout Saturday and Sunday morning, particularly over the high ground of Exmoor. Catchments are saturated, and all rivers in the West Somerset area remain highly responsive to rainfall. Following a heavier band of rain in the early hours of Sunday, the River Aller has risen again above Flood Warning level but has now peaked. This continues to bring a risk of flooding to Piles Mill on Sunday, 16/02/20, and potentially to vulnerable properties adjacent to and upstream of the Packhorse Bridge. Field teams are out clearing debris screens and checking gullies and local flood defences. Incident teams are monitoring river levels very closely. Please be aware in case further flood warnings are issued this weekend. This message will be updated tomorrow, Monday, 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Feb 2020 15:59
River Aller
Storm Dennis is now impacting the South West and is forecast to bring strong winds and a significant amount of rainfall over this weekend, particularly over high ground such as Exmoor. Catchments are saturated, and all rivers in the West Somerset area are rising steadily in response to the heavy and persistent rainfall that has already fallen today. Consequently, flooding is forecast from 16:00 today, Saturday 15/02/20 at Piles Mill. We expect river levels to rise further over the next 12 hours, possibly also affecting vulnerable properties adjacent to and upstream of the Packhorse Bridge. Field teams are out clearing debris screens and checking gullies and local flood defences. Incident teams are monitoring river levels very closely. Please be aware in case further flood warnings are issued this weekend. This message will be updated tomorrow, Sunday 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2019 00:21
River Aller
The Horner and Aller levels have risen rapidly this evening, 26/12/2019, as a result of persistent rainfall on the saturated catchment. Consequently, flooding of property is possible from midnight until 05:00 on Friday morning 27/12/2019. Areas most at risk are property at Lower Allerford and Higher Allerford road. Further rainfall is forecast over night. We expect river levels to rise until 04:00 on 27/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using bridges over local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 27/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Nov 2019 09:45
River Aller
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of heavy rainfall overnight on 02/11/2019. The ground is now very wet and rivers are beginning to rise. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for property at Lower Allerford and Higher Allerford road. We expect river levels to remain high until later this evening on 02/11/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and contact your insurance company if you've been flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Mar 2018 02:35
River Aller
Unsettled conditions overnight combined with yesterday's heavy rain have meant that river levels on the River Aller at Allerford are continuing to rise. Further light rain is expected.