Flood Alert Info - Midford Brook catchment

Area Description

River Cam, Wellow and Midford Brooks and tributaries.
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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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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 20:10
River Cam, Wellow Brook, Midford Brook
River levels on the Midford Brook are high as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis overnight. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Monkton Combe School playing fields and the area around Thicketmead Bridge in Midsomer Norton. Further heavy and at times, persistent rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. River levels can rise quickly in response 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 consider installing property flood resilience equipment as a precaution. This message will be updated on Monday afternoon 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 16:06
River Cam, Wellow Brook, Midford Brook
River levels are forecast to rise overnight at the Midford river gauge as a result of heavy and persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 01:00 and 13:00 tomorrow, 19/12/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Monkton Combe School playing fields and the area around Thicketmead Bridge in Midsomer Norton. Further heavy showers are forecast over Thursday and Friday. We expect river levels to remain high until the weekend. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. 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 tomorrow morning, 19/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 21:25
River Cam, Wellow Brook, Midford Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Midford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall this evening, 12/12/19 Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Monkton Combe School playing fields and the area around Thicketmead Bridge in Midsomer Norton. Further persistent heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 3 hours. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated during the morning of Friday 13/12/19 or as the situation changes.