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 History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 14:55
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels have risen at the Lovington and Clyse Hole river gauges as a result of heavy rainfall on Friday night and early Saturday morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 29/02/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the catchment on Saturday. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our Field Teams are out clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Sunday 01/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 07:11
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels have risen at the Bruton Dam river gauge as a result of heavy overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is possible today, Saturday 29/02/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bank-full upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Saturday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated later today, 29/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 10:41
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Storm Dennis continues to impact the South West. Strong winds and further rainfall are forecast today, Sunday 16/02/2020, adding to the significant amount of rainfall that has already fallen. Catchments are saturated and river levels remain high. These rivers will respond to today’s rainfall. There is a risk of flooding this weekend to low lying land and roads including the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping may occur from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. Field teams are out clearing debris screens and checking flood defences. Incident teams are monitoring river levels 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 Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 10:43
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Storm Dennis has started to impact the South West and is forecast to bring strong winds and a significant amount of rainfall over the weekend, particularly over high ground such as Exmoor and the Mendips. Catchments are saturated and all rivers are likely to respond to this rainfall. Rivers in the Brue catchment remain high and will respond to the rainfall and could reach the alert threshold later today, Saturday 15/02/20. There is a risk of flooding this weekend to low lying land and roads including the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping may occur from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. Field teams are out clearing debris screens and checking flood defences. Incident teams are monitoring river levels and the coastal situation 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 Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 12:03
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Rivers in the Brue catchment are currently stable or falling, and below Flood Alert threshold. However, a continuous band of rain is forecast this afternoon. Storm Dennis is due to arrive on the back of it, bringing widespread heavy rain throughout Saturday and into Sunday. Consequently the river levels are forecast to rise above the threshold again in the early hours of Saturday, 15/02/20. There is a risk of flooding this weekend to low lying land and roads including the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping may occur from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. Our operations teams are checking and clearing bridge openings, culverts and debris screens. And our incident response staff are monitoring the developing situation closely. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, Saturday, 15/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 12:27
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
The River Brue at Clyce Hole has reached Flood Alert level following the heavy rain last night and this morning, Thursday 13/02/20. River levels further upstream on the Brue already peaked earlier this morning below Flood Alert level. There may be a risk of flooding this afternoon to low lying land and roads including the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping may occur from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. Our gangs are out checking bridges, culverts and debris screens for blockages and other problems. With Storm Dennis due to arrive on Saturday, 15/02/20, our incident response staff are monitoring the developing situation closely. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, Friday, 14/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 08:25
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels have risen at the Clyse Hole and Lovington river gauges as a result of persistent rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, flooding of properties low lying land and roads is possible this morning 15/01/20. We expect flooding to affect the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. A flood warning has been issued for the River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge. No further rainfall is forecast today and we expect river levels to begin falling later this morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2019 20:27
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels are forecast to rise at the Lovington river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to the rainfall today, Boxing Day, 27/12/19. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 23:00 today and midday tomorrow, Friday 27/12/19. Areas most at risk are the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 27/12/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 08:15
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River Brue levels have risen at the Lovington and Clyse Hole river gauges after heavy rainfall last night. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, Saturday, 21/12/19, and early tomorrow, 22/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. We expect river levels to remain high throughout much of Saturday 21/12/19, and early Sunday. We are closely monitoring the situation to see if levels remain above Flood Alert today and tomorrow. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 15:58
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels are forecast to rise at the Clyse Hole and Bruton Dam river gauges as a result of the ground being very wet and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between today 19/12/19 and tomorrow 20/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. We expect river levels to remain high throughout 19/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 16:10
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels are forecast to rise at the Clyse Hole river gauge as a result of the ground being very wet and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 20:00 today 18/12/19 and 06:00 tomorrow 19/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. We expect river levels to begin rising at 16:00 on 18/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 19/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 20:57
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels are forecast to rise at the Bruton Dam river gauge as a result of a heavy band of rain showers. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight on Sunday 15/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 20:53
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels are rising at the Bruton Dam and Lovington river gauges as a result of heavy rain showers today and this evening. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Thursday evening through until Friday morning. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point, however we continue to monitor the situation. Further heavy showers are forecast overnight. We expect river levels to remain high in response to the forecast rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 13/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2019 20:47
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels have risen at the Bruton Dam, Lovington and Clyse Hole river gauges as a result of heavy and persistent today, 22/11/2019. Consequently flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening as rivers respond to the rain. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. Further rainfall is forecast today. We expect river levels to remain high while this current unsettled weather and heavy rain continues. We are closely monitoring the situation and have Field Teams on the ground clearing river screens and checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Saturday morning, 23/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2019 14:16
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels have risen at the Bruton Dam river gauge as a result of heavy and persistent rainfall overnight and today, 22/11/2019. Consequently flooding of roads and farmland is possible this afternoon and evening as rivers respond to the rain. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. Further rainfall is forecast today. We expect river levels to remain high while this current unsettled weather and heavy rain continues. We are closely monitoring the situation and have Field Teams on the ground clearing river screens and checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated this evening, 22/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 06:34
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River Brue levels have risen at the Lovington river gauge and upstream as a result of heavy rainfall early this morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible: There is a possibility that flooding will affect the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. We expect river levels to remain high until this afternoon, on 07/11/19. Our incident response staff have been checking rivers are clear from debris from weed screens and bridges. We continue to monitor the situation and are not expecting to reach flood warning level as the heaviest rain has passed. However please stay aware in case the situation changes. This message will be updated this afternoon or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2019 21:46
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Lovington river gauge as a result of the rainfall over the past 24 hours. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. 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 tomorrow morning, 14/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2019 11:14
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels have risen at the Lovington river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 13/10/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 17:57
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible to begin between 6:00 pm Saturday, overnight through to Sunday. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely. Further light rainfall is forecast on Sunday. We expect river levels to rise in response to the rainfall, although response may be limited due to the dry nature of the catchments. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have carried out checks and cleared weed screens. This message will be updated on Sunday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Aug 2019 15:22
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
River levels on the River Sheppey have begun to rise as a result of heavy localised thunderstorms. Thunderstorm activity is forecast to continue throughout this afternoon Sunday 11/08/19 across the East Somerset areas. Flooding of roads and any low lying land is possible during this afternoon and early evening. We believe there is a low possibility of flooding to low lying land and roads and especially to land adjacent to the River Sheppey. Once the localised heavy thunderstorms have passed through the area lighter showery conditions will persist overnight and into tomorrow Monday 12/08/19. In conjunction with the Met Office we are closely monitoring the forecast thunderstorm activity. Our incident response staff are checking local defences and trash screens for blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Feb 2019 12:56
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
Last night's heavy and persistent rainfall has now passed out of the area, however river levels continue to respond. Snow-melt overnight has also contributed to this situation. The river levels on the River Brue at Lovington and the River Brue at Clyce Hole are both rising. River levels on the River Brue at Bruton Dam, the River Brue at Bruton and the River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet have peaked and are now falling. We will continue to monitor this situation closely, and we will update this message later today or sooner if conditions change significantly.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2018 13:36
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
This flood alert will remain in place during today Wednesday 19/12/2018 as a result of the high levels on the River Brue in the areas around Glastonbury. This is due to the significant rainfall yesterday in the upper catchments. Levels peaked around 05:00 this morning and are falling gradually however, there remains a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads in this area until levels return to normal. Forecast showers during the next few days could slow down the return to normal winter flow levels however, significant impacts are not expected. We have teams actively checking the operation of rivers, debris screens, culverts, bridges and sluices. We will continue to monitor the rainfall forecasts closely and will update this message again tomorrow, Thursday 20/12/2018 unless there is significant change to the local flood risk.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2018 16:10
River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain
The rain falling over the East Somerset area today, Tuesday 18/12/2018, is causing rivers to respond and rise. The rain is forecast to continue until about 18:00 this evening. The levels on the River Brue at Bruton, Lovington and Clyce Hole, the River Sheppy at Shepton Mallet are rising. The forecast shows that the Brue at Lovington is likely to reach alert level this evening. Significant impacts are not expected. Catchments are wet, and localised surface flooding of low lying land and roads is possible this afternoon and evening. We have teams checking the rivers and structures in the area, such as any blockage at debris screens, culverts, bridges and sluices. Occasional heavy showers are forecast through tonight and tomorrow, Wednesday 19/12/2018. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message tomorrow.


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.