Flood Alert Info - East Somerset Rivers

Area Description

Rivers Brue, Sheppey, Glastonbury Millstream and North and South Drains.

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

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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 13 Jul 2018 16:51
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Rainfall radar modelling for the Shepton Mallet area is indicating potential for thundery conditions and the likelihood of very heavy rainfall between 16:30 hours until 22:00 hours this evening. This situation could give rise to local surface water flooding and may also affect properties adjacent to the River Sheppy. The Environment Agency has operational staff on standby to monitor and to react to any heavy rainfall that occurs.


Flood Alert issued on 31 May 2018 12:44
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Isolated thundery rainfall is forecast this afternoon and into the evening of the 31st May 2018, however the rainfall amount and exact location is uncertain. Localised thunderstorms may cause some surface water flooding where water is not able to drain away. This unsettled weather is expected to continue into Friday. Whilst river levels of the East Somerset Rivers are stable and have not met criteria we are issuing the Flood Alert to raise awareness. This is largely due to the nature of the rainfall and that the River Sheppy at Shepton Mallet can react quickly to intense rainfall. 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 (31/05/18).


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 12:57
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
The rainfall has generally passed out of the area. Further showers, heavy at times, are possible overnight on Thursday and into Friday morning. The River levels on the River Brue at Lovington are rising and are at the Flood Alert criteria but are likely to peak soon and begin falling. The river levels on the River Brue at Bruton Dam are falling, River Brue at Bruton are falling, River Brue at Clyce Hole are rising and River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet are falling.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 13:10
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Monday 02/04/2018 will be largely dry however showers are forecast this evening and overnight into Tuesday morning. River levels on the River Brue at Clyse Hole are still rising in response to last night’s rain. River levels on the River Brue at Bruton Dam, River Brue at Bruton, River Brue at Lovington, and River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet are all falling. Rivers may rise in response to this evening’s forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 13:24
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Heavy, persistent and widespread rainfall is forecast from 4:00 pm on 01/04/2018, overnight and into Monday 02/04/2018. River levels on the River Brue at Bruton Dam, River Brue at Bruton, River Brue at Lovington, River Brue at Clyse Hole and River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet are stable but are expected to rise later this evening in response to the forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 15:00
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
The rainfall has generally passed out of the area and conditions are forecast to remain largely dry now for the next 24 hours. River levels on the River Brue at Bruton Dam, River Brue at Bruton, River Brue at Lovington, and River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet are dropping. The level of the River Brue at Clyse Hole has also peaked but is high and is currently still above flood alert threshold.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 18:18
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Rainfall is forecast to continue through the rest of Friday evening and overnight until about midday on Saturday 31st March. River levels on the River Brue at Bruton Dam, River Brue at Bruton, River Brue at Lovington, River Brue at Clyce Hole and River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet are rising in response to this continuing rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2018 12:43
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Following the heavy, frontal rainfall overnight, Thursday afternoon and evening will bring the chance of isolated showers. Rivers are still responding to the rainfall as the water moves down through the rivers. River levels on the River Brue at Bruton Dam, River Brue at Bruton, River Brue at Clyce Hole and River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet are all falling. River levels on the River Brue at Lovington are peaking in response to rainfall overnight.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 19:38
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
In response to today’s rainfall river levels on the River Brue at Lovington are rising and have reached the flood alert threshold. We are not expecting it to reach flood warning level. River levels on the River Brue at Bruton Dam, River Brue at Bruton, River Brue at Clyse Hole and River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet remain responsive to recent rainfall. The frontal rain has now cleared out of the area, fast moving showers will pass through for the rest of today. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 15:14
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
This flood alert has been issued in response to today’s rainfall. Persistent and at times heavy rain is expected throughout Sunday afternoon, clearing from the west on Sunday evening. River levels on the River Brue at Lovington are rising and are expected to reach the flood alert threshold this afternoon. River levels on the River Brue at Bruton Dam, River Brue at Bruton, River Brue at Clyce Hole and River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet are all rising but not currently reaching flood alert criteria. We are monitoring river levels and will update this message when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 21:06
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Heavy rain, at least 10 to 15 mm , is forecast overnight into Sunday. River levels are rising in response on the River Brue at Bruton Dam, River Brue at Bruton, River Brue at Lovington, River Brue at Clyce Hole and River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet. And further bands of rain are expected into the new year. We shall update this message on Sunday morning or when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 15:28
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Between 15 to 20 mm of rain has fallen over the last 24 hours. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area and the rest of Wednesday is forecast to be largely dry. River levels on the River Brue at Clyce Hole remain above Flood Alert level, however, river levels are falling on the River Brue at Bruton Dam, River Brue at Bruton, River Brue at Lovington, and River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 11:38
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
A further band of rainfall is forecast to pass through the local area during this afternoon, Tuesday 26/12/2017 and persist through to the late evening or early hours of tomorrow Wednesday 27/12/2017. This rainfall though less heavy than yesterday will maintain the rivers at elevated levels and could result in some further flooding to low lying land and roads. This message will be updated at 10:00 on Wednesday 27/12/2017 unless the forecast situation deteriorates further.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 21:13
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
The East Somerset Rivers catchment is saturated and all river levels are beginning to respond to today’s rainfall. Although the rainfall has generally passed out of the area, river levels on the River Brue at Lovington are forecast to reach Flood Alert level around 01:45 tomorrow morning 26/12/2017 and peak around 04:45. Some flooding to low lying land and fields may be expected.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2017 16:08
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
The rainfall will steadily decrease throughout the afternoon and early evening of Sunday 10/12/2017 however, river levels across the area are rising slowly in consequence of the recent rainfall. The River Brue at Lovington has reached the Flood Alert trigger and is forecast to peak later this evening.