Flood Warning Info - Winford Brook at Chew Magna

Area Description

Chew Magna Reservoir to the River Chew including Dark Lane, Battle Lane, Spratts Bridge, Streamleaze, Silver Street, Streamside, Butham Lane, The Batch, Lower Batch and Norton Lane.
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.

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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2020 18:40
Winford Brook
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland//property is possible in to the early hours of tomorrow morning, Wednesday 15/01/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the road at The Batch and Streamleaze. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Rivers may respond quickly to further rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Wednesday 15/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Nov 2019 15:56
Winford Brook
The Winford Brook has risen in light of the recent heavy rainfall and will reach Flood Warning criteria imminently this afternoon of the 02 November 2019. River levels have risen as a result of last night’s and todays heavy rainfall. The ground is now very wet and rivers are continuing to rise quickly. Catchments are already wet from recent wet weather and are likely to react quickly to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the road at The Batch and Streamleaze. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation evolves or changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Nov 2019 15:31
Winford Brook
The Winford Brook has risen in light of the recent heavy rainfall and will reach Flood Warning criteria imminently this afternoon of the 02 November 2019. River levels have risen as a result of last night’s and todays heavy rainfall. The ground is now very wet and rivers are continuing to rise quickly. Catchments are already wet from recent wet weather and are likely to react quickly to further rainfall


Flood Warning issued on 13 Oct 2019 20:42
Winford Brook
The Winford Brook river level has been falling during Sunday afternoon 13/10/2019 since peaking this morning. However, though little rain is forecast overnight a further frontal rain may feed north across the region during Monday afternoon 14/10/19, from about 13:00 hours onwards, some of which may be heavy, it will clear northwards over Monday night. There is some uncertainty in the exact track of the intense bursts. As we expect river levels to rise again during Monday afternoon and evening on, 14/10/2019 this flood warning has been updated and remains in force. In addition, further potentially heavy rain is currently forecast for Wednesday 16/10/2019. In the meantime we will closely monitor the situation and maintain contact with the Chew Valley Flood Forum. We will provide further update to this message Monday morning 14/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Oct 2019 17:06
Winford Brook
The Winford Brook river level has been falling during Sunday afternoon 13/10/2019 since peaking this morning. However, though little rain is forecast overnight a further frontal rain may feed north across the region during Monday afternoon 14/10/19, from about 13:00 onwards, some of which may be heavy, it will clear northwards over Monday night,. There is some uncertainty in the exact track of the intense bursts. As we expect river levels to rise again during Monday afternoon and evening 14/10/2019 this flood warning has been updated and remains in force. In addition further potentially heavy rain is currently forecast for Wednesday. In the meantime we will closely monitor the situation and maintain contact with the Chew Valley Flood Forum. We will provide further update to this message Monday morning 14/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Oct 2019 16:53
Winford Brook
The Winford Brook river level has been falling during the afternoon of 12/10/2019. However, further rain is forecast this evening between 21:30 and 02:30 hours. There may be some periods of locally heavy rain but there is uncertainty on the exact locations of these intense bursts. We expect the river level to rise again during Sunday 13/10/2019. For this reason, and following a telephone conversation with your Chew Valley Flood Forum community lead, we are keeping this flood warning in place for now. There is a further significant band of rain due later on Monday 14/10/2019 and through Tuesday. We will have further information on this on Sunday morning and in the meantime we will be monitoring the situation and keeping in close contact with the Chew Valley Flood Forum. Further update will follow on Sunday afternoon but we will keep this flood warning updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Oct 2019 10:33
Winford Brook
There has been an intense period of rainfall overnight on Friday 11/10/2019. Rivers responded rapidly and the Winford Brook at Chew Magna has risen quite sharply and is now dropping back to below flood warning levels, however further rain is forecast later this evening (12/10/19) between 21:30 and 02:30, which maybe locally heavy there is currently some uncertainty regarding exact location of the intensive bursts . So we expect river levels to rise again into Sunday.13/10/19. We are monitoring the situation and will provide update later today around 16:00 or earlier if conditions change.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Oct 2019 13:10
Winford Brook
River levels on the Winford Brook peaked earlier this morning on Friday 11/10/2019 and will remain high with further forecast persistent heavy rainfall between 13:30 and 18:00 today. Consequently flooding is forecast to affect the road at The Batch and could affect adjacent low lying properties from around mid afternoon today. Following this afternoon's heavy rainfalll lighter rain will continue through until tomorrow morning Saturday 12/10/2019 with an associated fall in the river levels. The Environment Agency Incident staff are closely monitoring the situation and are continuing to clear weed screens in the area. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Saturday morning 12/10/2019 or unless the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Oct 2019 04:49
Winford Brook
There has been an intense period of rainfall overnight on Friday 11/10/2019. Rivers are responding rapidly and the Winford Brook at Chew Magna is rising quite sharply. We are confident the flood warning threshold will be reached and likely to go through in the next hour. It is possible flooding of low lying properties and land may occur. Further bands of intense rain is forecast throughout Friday. We are monitoring the situation and will update as this message.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Oct 2019 22:10
Winford Brook
River levels were rising rapidly as a result of heavy rainfall, but are now beginning to fall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the road at The Batch, Streamleaze and Brook Cottages. We do not forecast the situation to deteriorate any further. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, with more rain expected on Friday. We expect river levels to begin falling at 22:00 on 09/10/19. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation . Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated by 09:00 on 10/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Oct 2019 21:10
Winford Brook
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur between 21:00 and 22:00 on 09/10/19, but there is low confidence in this timing. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the road at The Batch, Streamleaze and Brook Cottages. Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours with further rain expected on Friday. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation . Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated by 09:00 on 10/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 4 Feb 2019 06:05
Winford Brook
With overnight heavy rain and snow melt river levels are rising more than forecast. Consider installing property level protection. More rain is expected today and flooding is likely. We will continue to monitor the situation. River levels on the Winford Brook at Chew Magna are rising


Flood Warning issued on 30 Mar 2018 18:37
Winford Brook
Persistent bands of rain with some heavy downpours of rainfall is forecast between 12 noon on 30/03/2018 and and 12 noon on 31/03/2018. The ground is wet and rivers are beginning to respond to the rainfall. River levels on the Winford Brook at Chew Magna are rising. We will continue to monitor the level and update this information accordingly.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Jan 2018 14:30
Winford Brook
The Winford Brook at Chew Magna is currently rising in response to today's rain. It is forecast to reach flood warning level at about 15:15 today and peak at about 16:15. Rain is forecast to continue until 17:00.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2017 00:24
Winford Brook
Flooding is possible following today’s heavy periods of rain with a further 10-12 mm forecasted tonight and into the early hours of Wednesday the 27/12/2017. River levels on the Winford Brook at Chew Magna are rising and are expected to peak at 2:30 am on the morning of the 27 December 2017. Catchments are saturated and remain responsive to rainfall. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide a further update if the situation changes