Flood Alert Info - West Somerset Streams

Area Description

Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams 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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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2020 09:33
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels have risen at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and the rainfall this morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible during Sunday, 15/03/2020. The Washford River and the Doniford Stream have both risen with other rivers in the area showing less of a response. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. The band of rainfall will pass out of the area by late morning before drier weather for the rest of Sunday and Monday. We expect river levels to remain high during Sunday but are likely to start slowly falling. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are monitoring our flood defences and clearing weed screens. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and refer to local authority website for local road closures. This message will be updated this evening, 15/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 12:11
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River is stable but above the flood alert threshold. There is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads within this catchment this evening and into tomorrow. Following a dry start to Tuesday, showers are forecast to return this afternoon and into Wednesday. The Horner Water, River Aller, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries remain below their Flood Alert levels. Catchments are saturated and rivers remain very responsive to rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our Field Teams continue their checks on river screens and flood defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Wednesday 11/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 21:42
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River is rising and has risen above the flood alert threshold. There is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads within this catchment this evening and into tomorrow. Following a dry start to Monday, showers are forecast to return overnight and into Tuesday. The Horner Water, River Aller, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are currently below their Flood Alert levels. Catchments are saturated and rivers remain very responsive to rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our Field Teams continue their checks on river screens and flood defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Tuesday 10/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Mar 2020 10:16
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The river levels on the Doniford Stream, Horner Water and River Aller have fallen below this flood alert threshold. The river level on the Washford River has fallen and is stable but remains above this flood alert threshold. There is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads today, 08/03/2020. The forecast is for mostly dry conditions on Sunday, although some showers are still possible. We continue to monitor the situation and our Field Teams continue their checks on river screens and flood defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Monday 09/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2020 10:43
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The river levels on the Doniford Stream, Horner Water and River Aller have fallen below this flood alert threshold. The river level on the Washford River has fallen and is stable but remains above this flood alert threshold. There is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads today, 07/03/2020. The forecast is for mostly dry conditions on Saturday, although some showers are still possible. We are expecting a band of rain to cross the area on Saturday evening and overnight and into tomorrow. We continue to monitor the situation and our Field Teams continue their checks on river screens and flood defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Sunday 08/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 11:46
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The river levels on the Doniford Stream, Horner Water and River Aller have fallen below this flood alert threshold. The river level on the Washford River has fallen and is stable but remains above this flood alert threshold. There is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads today, 06/03/2020. We expect drier conditions for today and Saturday but further rain is forecast for Sunday and Monday and all rivers may respond. We continue to monitor the situation and our Field Teams continue their checks on river screens and flood defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Saturday 07/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 11:54
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The river levels on the Doniford Stream, Horner Water and River Aller, and the Washford River are all high and still rising and are above this flood alert threshold. There is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads within all catchments today, 05/03/2020. Further showers are forecast to continue this morning and into the early afternoon before becoming drier for the rest of Thursday and into Friday. River levels may then start to fall as a result. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Field Teams continue their checks on river screens and flood defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Friday 06/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2020 10:44
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains high, with a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads within this catchment today, 04/03/2020. Forecast is to be mainly dry, with some showers, and we expect river levels to continue dropping as a result. The Horner Water, River Aller, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are currently below their Flood Alert levels. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our Field Teams continue their checks on river screens and flood defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Thursday 05/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2020 08:29
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains high, with a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads within this catchment today, 03/03/2020. Tuesday is forecast to be dry, and we expect river levels to continue dropping as a result. The Horner Water, River Aller, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are currently below their Flood Alert levels. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our Field Teams continue their checks on river screens and flood defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Wednesday 04/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2020 13:31
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains high following the rain over the weekend. There is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads within this catchment today, 02/03/2020. Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be largely dry days, with isolated showers, and we expect river levels to drop as a result. The Horner Water, River Aller, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are currently below their Flood Alert levels. Catchments are saturated and rivers remain very responsive to rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our Field Teams continue their checks on river screens and flood defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Tuesday 03/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2020 10:36
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains high following the rain of previous days. There is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads within this catchment today, 01/03/2020. Isolated showers are forecast for Sunday, with a band of more prolonged rain crossing the region tonight. The Horner Water, River Aller, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are currently below their Flood Alert levels. Catchments are saturated and rivers remain very responsive to rainfall. These conditions bring a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads across West Somerset. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our Field Teams are out checking defences and ensuring river screens are clear. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Monday 02/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 11:06
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains high following heavy overnight rain. There is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads today, 29/02/2020. Windy conditions and scattered wintry showers are forecast for Saturday and Sunday. The Horner Water, River Aller, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are currently below their Flood Alert levels having peaked overnight. Catchments are saturated and rivers remain very responsive to rainfall. These conditions bring a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our Field Teams are out clearing river screens and checking defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Sunday 01/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 08:56
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains above the Flood Alert level and there is a risk of flooding to low lying land today, Friday 28/02/2020. Storm Jorge is forecast to bring heavy and persistent rain to the region today, particularly over high ground. This will clear to the east early on Saturday morning and be followed by windy conditions and wintry showers on Saturday and Sunday. The Horner Water, River Aller, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are currently below their Flood Alert levels, however, catchments are saturated and rivers are very responsive to rainfall. These conditions bring a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our Field Teams are out clearing river screens and checking defences. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Saturday 29/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Feb 2020 10:03
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains above the Flood Alert level and there is a risk of flooding to low lying land today, Thursday 27/02/2020. Thursday is forecast to be largely dry, however rain is expected across the region during Friday and Saturday. This may be heavy and persistent particularly over higher ground. The Horner Water, River Aller, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are currently below their Flood Alert levels. Catchments are saturated and rivers will respond to the rainfall forecast in the coming days. These conditions bring a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. This message will be updated on Friday 28/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Feb 2020 11:03
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains above the Flood Alert level and there is a risk of flooding to low lying land today, Wednesday 26/02/2020. Wednesday is forecast to be largely dry, however a period of rainfall is expected across the region from the early hours of Thursday morning. This will be followed by further rain on Friday and Saturday. The Horner Water, River Aller, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are all below their Flood Alert levels. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days. Catchments are saturated and rivers are likely to respond to the forecast rainfall totals. These conditions bring a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads. This message will be updated on Thursday 27/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Feb 2020 09:22
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River is above the Flood Alert level and there is a risk of flooding to low lying land around the area today, Tuesday 25/02/2020. Showers are forecast throughout today and the forecast remains unsettled through the week but with generally low rainfall totals. The Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are all below flood alert. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days as catchments remain saturated and rivers are very responsive to further rain, bringing a continued risk to low lying land and roads. This message will be updated on Wednesday 26/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 09:12
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River has fallen to just below the Flood Alert for low lying land around the area, however, is forecast to rise this morning, Monday 24/02/2020. A band of rain is passing through the area this morning and the forecast remains unsettled through the week but with generally low rainfall totals. The Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are all below flood alert. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware of flood alert updates in the coming days as catchments remain saturated and rivers are very responsive to further rain, bringing a continued risk to low lying land and roads. This message will be updated on Tuesday 25/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 11:39
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains above the Flood Alert for low lying land around the area. The Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are all below flood alert. The forecast for Sunday and Monday is mixed but with generally low rainfall totals. Please stay aware of updates in the coming days as catchments remain saturated and rivers are very responsive to further rain, bringing a continued risk to low lying land and roads. This message will be updated on Monday 24/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 10:48
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains above the Flood Alert for low lying land around the area. Today, Saturday 22/02/2020, is forecast to be largely dry following the rain last night until a further band of rain passes through the area overnight into Sunday. The Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are all below flood alert. However, catchments remain saturated and rivers are very responsive to further rainfall. Incident staff are monitoring the situation closely and our field teams have been clearing weed screens and checking defences. This message will be updated in the morning of Sunday, 23/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 09:41
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains above the Flood Alert for low lying land around the area, however, is gradually falling following the rainfall earlier this week. Today, Friday 21/02/2020, is forecast to be largely dry with a band of rain passing through the area overnight into Saturday. The Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are all below flood alert. However, catchments remain saturated and rivers are very responsive to further rainfall. Incident staff are monitoring the situation closely and our field teams are clearing weed screens and checking defences. This message will be updated in the morning of Saturday, 22/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 12:53
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River remains high, having risen in response to today’s rainfall and the flood alert for low lying land around the area remains. The Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are all below flood alert. However, more rain is forecast over the weekend and these rivers can respond very quickly to rainfall, so please stay aware of our message updates in the coming days as the catchments remain saturated. Incident staff are monitoring the situation closely and our field teams are clearing weed screens and checking defences. This message will be updated on Friday, 21/02/2020, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 12:04
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River continues to fall at the Beggearn Huish river gauge but remains above flood alert level and flood risk for low lying land around the area remains. The Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are all below flood alert. Catchments remain saturated and rivers remain high and may be very responsive to further rainfall over the next few days. Incident staff are monitoring the situation closely and our field teams are clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Thursday morning, 20/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 13:03
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Scattered blustery showers continue today, Tuesday 18/02/20, with a band of heavier showers forecast this afternoon. Showers will ease on Wednesday morning before a moderate band of rain arrives on Wednesday afternoon. Catchments remain saturated and rivers remain high and responsive to further rain. The level of the Washford River is now falling at the Beggearn Huish river gauge. However, the possibility of flooding remains for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Rivers are likely to react to further rainfall over the next few days and we expect levels to remain high throughout this period. Incident staff are monitoring the situation closely and our field teams are clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning, 19/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 13:21
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remain above both the Flood Alert and Warning thresholds. And therefore there is a continued possibility of flooding for riverside properties around Roadwater, Whilst other river levels are falling, flooding of low lying land and roads remains possible across West Somerset. We expect river levels to remain high and responsive to any further heavy rain later in the week. Some showers are forecast in the meantime. Our incident response staff are checking and removing blockages, and monitoring the situation closely. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Tuesday 18/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 18:21
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Storm Dennis has brought persistent rainfall throughout this weekend. Scattered showers are forecast tonight, Sunday, 16/02/2020 into Monday. Catchments are saturated and we expect river levels to remain high into the early part of next week. River levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remain above the Flood Warning threshold. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties in Roadwater and roads in Kingsbridge until Monday morning. River levels have fallen on the Horner Water, River Aller, River Avill, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams. However, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible across West Somerset until Monday morning. Our incident response staff have been clearing weed screens, checking defences and monitoring the situation closely. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 08:26
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Storm Dennis continues to impact the South West. Strong winds and further rainfall are forecast today, Sunday 16/02/2020, particularly over high ground such as Exmoor and the Mendips. Catchments are saturated and rivers will keep responding to continuing rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible due to high levels in rivers across West Somerset. The Horner Water, River Aller, River Avill, Washford River, Pill River, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries are all expect to react to today’s rain, bringing a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads today. Field teams are out clearing debris screens and checking flood defences. Incident teams are monitoring river levels and the coastal situation closely. Please be aware in case further flood warnings are issued today. This message will be updated tomorrow, Monday, 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 11:18
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
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. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible due to high levels in the Washford River. The Horner Water, River Aller, River Avill, Washford River, Pill River, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams, and tributaries are all expect to react to the rainfall bringing a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads later today. 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 14:55
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Rivers in west Somerset are generally at winter baseflow levels. The Washford River remains quite high as groundwater throughout the catchment continues to flow into the river network. A continuous band of rain is forecast this afternoon and evening, Friday, 14/02/20. This will be closely followed by Storm Dennis on Saturday morning, bringing widespread heavy rain through Saturday, into Sunday. Consequently rivers are forecast to rise again this evening and tonight. This brings a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads overnight. There is a possibility of flooding from the Horner Water, River Aller, River Avill, Washford River, Pill River, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams, and tributaries. Our gangs are checking and clearing bridges, culverts and debris screens. We 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 12 Feb 2020 21:05
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Rivers in west Somerset are currently at winter baseflow levels. Rain, heavy at times, is forecast late tonight, Wednesday 12/02/20 and into the early hours of Thursday, 13/02/20. Consequently river levels are forecast to rise and peak in the early morning of Thursday. This will bring a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads from the Horner Water, River Aller, River Avill, Washford River and Pill River, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams, and tributaries. Our gangs will be out checking bridges, culverts and debris screens for blockages and other problems. Property flooding is not currently forecast. 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, Thursday, 13/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2020 17:35
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The river level remains high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge on the Washford River. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible this Saturday evening and overnight into Sunday, 19/01/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Saturday night and Sunday are forecast to be dry. We expect the Washford River level to drop slowly over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been checking defences and ensuring weed screens are clear. This message will be updated on Sunday morning, 19/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2020 08:59
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the saturated ground reacting to previous rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 18/01/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. The weekend is forecast to be dry. We expect river levels to remain high at present. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are on the ground checking defences and ensuring weed screens are clear. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Sunday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 09:51
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels have risen at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the saturated ground reacting to previous rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 17/01/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Friday will be a mainly dry day however there may be the occasional shower. The weekend is forecast to be dry. We expect river levels to remain high at present. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are on the ground checking defences and ensuring weed screens are clear. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Saturday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 10:21
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels have risen at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the saturated ground reacting to previous rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 16/01/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast today and this may be heavy at times, with showers following tomorrow. We expect river levels to remain high and rise further throughout Thursday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are on the ground checking defences and ensuring weed screens are clear. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated this evening, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 17:04
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
There is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Aller and Washford, and local tributaries with river levels rising quickly as a result of heavy rainfall this Tuesday afternoon 14/01/2020. Rainfall is forecast to continue tonight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible tonight and into Wednesday morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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, 15/01/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jan 2020 18:18
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
There is a possibility of flooding for the rivers Aller and Washford, and local tributaries with river levels rising quickly as a result of heavy rainfall this Monday evening 13/01/2020. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible tonight and into Tuesday morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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, 14/01/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2019 09:32
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The Washford River level at Beggearn Huish remains just above this flood alert level but is stable and is unlikely to rise further. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains for low lying roads and land around the Washford River and tributaries. However, the situation should improve further as no significant rainfall is forecast for the coming days. We will continue to closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on 29/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2019 12:18
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The Washford River level at Beggearn Huish remains just above this flood alert level but is stable and is unlikely to rise further. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. However, the situation should improve as no significant rainfall is forecast over the weekend. We will continue to closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on 28/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2019 12:19
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Intermittent Rainfall is expected for the remainder of Boxing Day, 26/12/19, turning more persistent and heavy this evening and overnight into Friday morning 27/12/19. The Washford River level at the Beggearn Huish river gauge is currently falling slowly and is just below flood alert level, however, the river is expected to rise back above alert level later today in response to rainfall. Other river levels in the west Somerset area are currently below Flood Alert level, but these rivers also remain responsive and could rise above flood alert later today. Consequently, the risk of flooding of roads and farmland in West Somerset remains. There is a possibility of flooding for the Washford, Monksilver and Doniford Streams. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Friday morning, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2019 19:50
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The Washford River level remains high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of recent rainfall falling on saturated ground. Other river levels in the west Somerset area are currently below Flood Alert level, but these rivers remain responsive. Consequently, the risk of flooding of roads and farmland in West Somerset remains. There is a possibility of flooding for the Washford, Monksilver and Doniford Streams. We are closely monitoring the situation. The remainder of Christmas Day, 25/12/19, will be dry. A band of rain is forecast tomorrow morning, Thursday. Further rain showers, perhaps becoming heavy and persistent, are possible during Thursday and into Friday morning. This message will be updated on Thursday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2019 08:10
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The Washford River level remains high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of recent rainfall falling on saturated ground. Other river levels in the west Somerset area are currently below Flood Alert level, but these rivers remain responsive. Consequently, the risk of flooding of roads and farmland in West Somerset remains. There is a possibility of flooding for the Washford, Monksilver and Doniford Streams. We are closely monitoring the situation. The forecast is for a dry day today, Christmas Day, 25/12/19. A band of rain is forecast tomorrow morning, Thursday. Further rain showers, perhaps becoming heavy and persistent, are possible during Thursday and into Friday morning. This message will be updated this evening of Wednesday, 25/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2019 10:15
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The Washford River level remains high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of recent rainfall falling on saturated ground. Other river levels in the west Somerset area are currently below Flood Alert level, but these rivers remain responsive. Consequently, the risk of flooding of roads and farmland in West Somerset remains. There is a possibility of flooding for the Washford, Monksilver and Doniford Streams. We are closely monitoring the situation. Tuesday will see the occasional showers, Christmas day (Wednesday) will be dry and there is a light band of rain forecast for Thursday. Our incident response staff are checking rivers for blockages. Please take care walking or driving near rivers and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2019 10:49
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The Washford River level remains high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the weekends rainfall falling on saturated ground. Other river levels in the west Somerset area are currently below Flood Alert level, but these rivers remain responsive. Consequently, the risk of flooding of roads and farmland in West Somerset remains through Monday. There is a possibility of flooding for the Washford, Monksilver and Doniford Streams. We are closely monitoring the situation. Further rainfall is forecast on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Our incident response staff are checking rivers for blockages. Please take care walking or driving near rivers and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2019 10:43
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The Washford River level remains high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the weekends rainfall falling on saturated ground. Other river levels in the west Somerset area are currently below Flood Alert level, but these rivers remain responsive. Consequently, the risk of flooding of roads and farmland in West Somerset remains through Monday. There is a possibility of flooding for the Washford, Monksilver and Doniford Streams. We are closely monitoring the situation. Further rainfall is forecast on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Our incident response staff are checking rivers for blockages. Please take care walking or driving near rivers and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this Sunday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 11:13
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The Washford River level remains high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of further recent rain falling on saturated ground. Other river levels in the west Somerset area are currently below Flood Alert level, but these rivers remain responsive and further showers are forecast today, Sunday 22/12/19. Consequently, the risk of flooding of roads and farmland in West Somerset remains through Sunday. There is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking rivers for blockages. Please take care walking or driving near rivers and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this Sunday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 09:19
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Washford River levels remain high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the saturated ground following recent rain. Other river levels in the west Somerset area are currently below Flood Alert level, but remain very responsive to further rain. A further band of rain is forecast this afternoon and evening, Saturday 21/12/19, clearing in the early hours of Sunday. We expect river levels to rise again, in some cases above Flood Alert level. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, Saturday, 21/12/19, and tomorrow. There is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking rivers for blockages. Please take care walking or driving near rivers 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 20 Dec 2019 09:50
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are still rising at Sampford Brett but have now peaked at Beggearn Huish, Allerford and Williton river gauges. Some further showers are forecast today, which could cause river levels to rise again. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is likely today 20/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. 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 21/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 15:44
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are rising at Beggearn Huish, Sampford Brett, Allerford and Williton river gauges as a result of the ground being very wet and reacting to today’s rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today 19/12/19 and tomorrow 20/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. 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 16:20
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are forecast to rise at the Beggearn Huish 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 Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. 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 17 Dec 2019 10:41
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is still possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the River Washford. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point, but we will closely monitor the situation. A generally dry day is forecast for Tuesday, which should allow river levels to slowly reduce, however further persistent and heavy rain is forecast from Wednesday afternoon, which may push river levels higher. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning 18/12/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2019 10:01
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is still possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the River Washford. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point, but we will closely monitor the situation. A generally dry day is forecast for Monday, which should allow river levels to slowly reduce. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning 17/12/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 19:26
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is still possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the River Washford. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point, but we will closely monitor the situation. Generally dry conditions with some isolated showers are forecast for Sunday night and into Monday. We expect high river levels to be sustained in response to further rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Monday morning 16/12/19.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 12:34
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is still possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the River Washford. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point, but we will closely monitor the situation. Generally dry conditions with some isolated showers are forecast for Sunday and Monday. We expect high river levels to be sustained in response to further rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Sunday evening 15/12/19.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 21:42
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is still possible through the weekend. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the River Washford. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point, but we will closely monitor the situation. Further showery rainfall is forecast overnight on Saturday and through Sunday. We expect river levels to rise in response to this rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Sunday morning 15/12/19.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 10:53
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is still possible through the weekend. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the River Washford. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point, but we will closely monitor the situation. Further showery rainfall is forecast on Saturday. We expect river levels to rise in response to this rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Saturday evening 14/12/19.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 20:11
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are forecast to rise at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight into Saturday 14/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the River Washford. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point, but we will closely monitor the situation. Further showery rainfall is forecast overnight and on Saturday. We expect river levels to rise in response to this rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Saturday morning 14/12/19.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 20:55
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are rising at the Beggearn Huish river gauge 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 Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. 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 7 Dec 2019 14:53
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are forecast to rise at the Williton river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall that is forecast overnight tonight and into Sunday morning 08/12/2019. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 03:00 and 09:00 Sunday morning. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated Sunday morning 08/12/2019 or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 17:50
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The river level has been falling slowly today at the Beggearn Huish river gauge, but it is forecast to rise later in response to showers this evening and overnight. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our incident response staff have been out on the ground, clearing weed screens and checking defences. This message will be updated on Thursday morning, 28/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 08:42
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels have been falling slowly overnight at the Beggearn Huish river gauge, but are forecast to rise today as a result of the saturated ground reacting to further rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Further showers are forecast to cross the region on Wednesday, and we expect the Washford River level to remain above the flood alert threshold throughout the day. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our incident response staff are out on the ground, clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated this evening, 27/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 19:15
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high but steady at the Beggearn Huish river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Bands of heavy rain and strong winds will cross the region this evening and overnight into Wednesday. Rivers in West Somerset are forecast to respond to this rainfall and may rise quickly. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our incident response staff have been out on the ground, clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning, 27/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 09:14
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high but steady at the Beggearn Huish river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Patchy frontal rain will move across the region this morning, followed by locally heavy showers. Further bands of heavy rain and strong winds will cross the region later on Tuesday and on Wednesday. The Washford River level is forecast to remain steady through the daylight hours on Tuesday 26/11/2019. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our incident response staff are out on the ground, clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated this evening, 26/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 18:44
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high but steady at the Beggearn Huish river gauge and consequently the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. The forecast for Monday night is largely dry with some showers, followed by a band of rain early on Tuesday morning. Ground conditions are saturated and rivers may respond quickly where showers fall within the catchment. The Washford River is forecast to remain steady through Monday night. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been out on the ground, checking weed screens and defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning, 26/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 10:50
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high but steady at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of rainfall overnight and in previous days. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Showers are forecast for Monday 25/11/2019. These will maintain the saturated ground conditions. The Washford River is forecast to remain steady through this period. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out checking weed screens and defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated this evening, 25/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2019 19:04
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high but steady at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of the rainfall over previous days. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. We expect the river level on the Washford River to remain high overnight on Sunday, 24/11/2019, and during Monday. Further rainfall is forecast tonight and in the early part of next week. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our incident response staff will continue to clear weedscreens and check defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2019 10:28
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The river level at the Beggearn Huish river gauge remains high, and has risen slightly overnight. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Largely dry weather is forecast for the daylight hours on Sunday, 24/11/2019. Sunday evening will see the start of further overnight rainfall however. The river level at Beggearn Huish on the Washford River is forecast to remain high but stable throughout Sunday, but may respond further to the overnight rain. We are monitoring the situation closely. This message will be updated this evening, 24/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2019 09:58
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The river level at the Beggearn Huish river gauge remains high, and has risen slightly overnight. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Sunday is forecast to be dry. The river level at Beggearn Huish on the Washford River is forecast to remain high but stable throughout Sunday. We are monitoring the situation closely. This message will be updated this evening, 24/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 17:44
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are high but steady at the Beggearn Huish river gauge on the Washford River. Ground conditions are saturated and rivers have responded to today's rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Saturday night is forecast to be largely dry, however we expect river levels to remain high during this period through to Sunday morning, 24/11/2019. We are monitoring the situation closely and we will update this message on Sunday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 10:37
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high following persistent overnight rain, and levels are forecast to rise at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of further rainfall during Saturday, 23/11/2019. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high while rain falls on the currently saturated ground. We are monitoring the situation closely. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Saturday evening, 23/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2019 20:44
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are forecast to rise at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of rainfall overnight on Friday 22/11/2019. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening and on Saturday morning. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Ground conditions are saturated and we expect river levels to remain high and responsive to this rainfall. We are monitoring the situation closely. 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 14:03
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of heavy and persistent rainfall overnight and today, 22/11/2019. The Washford River level peaked overnight but is forecast to rise again later this afternoon as a result of today's rain. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Further heavy rainfall is forecast to continue during Friday and also in coming days. River levels are likely to rise quickly in response to this. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. Our incident response staff are active on the ground clearing weed screens and checking defences. This message will be updated this evening, 22/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Nov 2019 22:10
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Persistent and heavy rain is forecast overnight tonight, Thursday 21st November and into Friday morning. River levels are rising in response to this rainfall and the Washford River is expected to meet flood alert criteria at approximately 23:00 this Thursday evening. Field teams have been active today clearing river screens in preparation and we are monitoring this situation closely. This flood alert is likely to remain in force during Friday due to further forecast rainfall. We will update this message on Friday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2019 18:34
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River at Beggearn Huish is falling slowly but remains above the Flood Alert threshold, as the river continues to receive flow from the catchment. Consequently, there remains a risk of flooding to roads, paths and farmland tonight, Monday 18/11/2019. Other rivers within the catchment are stable below the Flood Alert threshold. Our operational staff have checked and cleared weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. The forecast is generally dry overnight and throughout Tuesday and river levels are forecast to continue to fall. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Tuesday morning, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2019 12:56
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River at Beggearn Huish is falling slowly but remains above the Flood Alert threshold, as the river continues to receive flow from the catchment. Consequently, there remains a risk of flooding to roads, paths and farmland today, Monday 18/11/2019. Our operational staff have checked and cleared weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. The forecast is generally dry today and river levels are forecast to continue to fall. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Monday evening, or earlier if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 17 Nov 2019 19:01
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River at Beggearn Huish is falling slowly but remains above the Flood Alert threshold, as the river continues to receive flow from the catchment. Consequently, there remains a risk of flooding to roads, paths and farmland today, Sunday 17/11/2019. Our operational staff have checked and cleared weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. The forecast is generally dry overnight into Monday and river levels are forecast to continue to fall. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Monday morning, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Nov 2019 09:07
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The level of the Washford River at Beggearn Huish is falling slowly but remains above the Flood Alert threshold, as the river continues to receive flow from the catchment. Consequently, there remains a risk of flooding to roads, paths and farmland today, Sunday 17/11/2019. Our operational staff have checked and cleared weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. The forecast is generally dry throughout Sunday and river levels are forecast to continue to fall. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Sunday evening, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2019 16:29
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Although river levels have generally fallen across the catchment; the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains above the Flood Alert threshold. Consequently, there remains a risk of flooding to roads, paths and farmland today Saturday 16/11/2019. Our operational staff have checked and cleared weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. The forecast is generally dry overnight into Sunday and river levels are forecast to continue to fall. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Sunday morning, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2019 08:57
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Although river levels have generally fallen across the catchment; the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains above the Flood Alert threshold. Consequently, there remains a risk of flooding to roads, paths and farmland today Saturday 16/11/2019. Our operational staff have checked and cleared weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. The forecast is generally dry throughout Saturday and river levels are forecast to fall. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Saturday afternoon, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 18:55
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Although river levels have generally fallen across the catchment; the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains above the Flood Alert threshold. Consequently, there remains a risk of flooding to roads, paths and farmland today, Friday 15/11/2019. Our operational staff have checked and cleared weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. The forecast is generally dry overnight into Saturday and river levels are forecast to fall overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message on Saturday morning, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 09:16
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Although river levels have generally fallen across the catchment; the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains above the Flood Alert threshold. Consequently, there remains a risk of flooding to roads, paths and farmland today, Friday 15/11/2019. Flooding of properties is not now forecast at this point. Our operational staff have checked and cleared weed screens. And our incident response staff continue to analyse the weather forecast and closely monitor the situation. This message will be updated this evening 15/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 10:55
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Although river levels have fallen; river levels are expected to rise again at the Beggearn Huish gauge on the Washford River as a result of the rainfall last night and this morning 14/11/2019. Consequently, flooding of roads, paths and farmland is possible today. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Our operational staff have checked and cleared weed screens. And our incident response staff continue to analyse the weather forecast and closely monitor the situation. Please stay aware in case flood warnings need to be issued. This message will be updated this evening 14/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 18:06
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels have risen at the Beggearn Huish gauge on the Washford River as a result of the heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads, paths and farmland is possible overnight. Although flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. And we expect river levels to remain high overnight into tomorrow, 14/11/2019. Our operational staff have checked and cleared weed screens. And our incident response staff continue to analyse the weather forecast and closely monitor the situation. Please stay aware in case flood warnings need to be issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 06:52
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
This Flood Alert remains in force as river levels rise in response to the heavy rainfall early this morning; in particular the Washford River at the Beggearn Huish gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. 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 5 Nov 2019 10:44
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain fairly high but steady on the Washford River and Traphole Stream on Tuesday 05/11/2019 following the rainfall over the previous weekend. Little rain is forecast for Tuesday but further bands of showers, some which may be heavy, are forecast for Wednesday afternoon 06/11/2019 and into Thursday. Consequently, the risk of flooding is likely to increase as rivers respond. Flooding of properties is not forecast today. We will continue to monitor the forecast and river levels plus our incident response staff will check weed screens, trash screens and other structures are clear from debris. This message will be updated in the morning of Wednesday 06/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2019 09:38
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels on the Washford and Monksilver have shown some response to the rainfall over the weekend. They have now peaked but remain high and steady. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. Lighter showers are forecast Monday 04/11/2019 with a low possibility of some isolated heavy showers in places. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking weed screens and bridges for potential blockages. Please contact your insurance company if you've been flooded. With the improving weather forecast this flood alert may be removed later today.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Nov 2019 10:09
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Further rainfall is forecast today Sunday 03/11/2019, with some risk of heavy rain over higher ground forecast this afternoon from 15:30. River levels have shown some response but no properties are forecast to flood at the present time. Flooding of low lying roads and farmland remains possible today Sunday 03/11/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Our incident response staff have been checking rivers are clear from debris from weed screens and bridges. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. We are closely monitoring river levels and this message will be updated in the morning of Monday 04/11/2019 or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 16:14
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Further showers with some risk of heavy rain over higher ground is forecast over the remainder of Saturday 02/11/2019 and into Sunday. River levels have shown some response but no properties are forecast to flood at the present time. Flooding of low lying roads and farmland is possible between 16:00 on 02/11/2019 and into the early hours of Sunday 03/11/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Our incident response staff have been checking rivers are clear from debris from weed screens and bridges. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. We are closely monitoring river levels and this message will be updated in the morning of Sunday 03/11/2019 or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 10:27
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels have risen in some places as a result of heavy rainfall overnight on Saturday 02/11/2019. Widespread persistent rain with some heavier rainfall is forecast for the rest of Saturday. Consequently the risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland remains and this flood alert will remain in force today and into Sunday. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries.. Please stay aware of the weather forecast and if you have flooded please contact your insurance company. We advise you take photographs of any flood damage that has occurred. We are monitoring river levels and will update this message this evening on 02/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 21:19
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Widespread heavy rain is forecast from the early hours of Saturday 02/11/2019 and will last until late Saturday. Up to 40 mm of rain is forecast on higher ground but precise locations are not known. Consequently, flooding of property ,roads and farmland is expected to begin between 07:00 am and 11:00pm tomorrow. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We will be monitoring all river levels throughout Saturday and the weekend. Our incident response staff have been out on 01/11/2019 checking and clearing weed screens, bridges and manually operating structures where needed. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and contact your insurance company if you've been flooded. This messsage will be updated tomorrow morning, 02/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 21:03
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Widespread heavy rain is forecast from the early hours of Saturday 02/11/2019 and will last until late Saturday. Up to 40 mm of rain is forecast on higher ground but precise locations are not known. Consequently, flooding of property,roads and farmland is expected to begin between 07:00 am and 11:00pm tomorrow. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We will be monitoring all river levels throughout Saturday and the weekend. Our incident response staff have been out on 01/11/2019 checking and clearing weed screens, bridges and manually operating structures where needed. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and contact your insurance company if you've been flooded. This messsage will be updated tomorrow morning, DD/MM/YY, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 13:24
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
This flood alert has been issued as a result of possible heavy rainfall over the higher ground in Exmoor during Friday and into Saturday. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between Friday evening and into Saturday morning. There is the possibility of flooding for the Washford River and the Monksilver and Doniford Streams but other rivers may also respond. The rain is expected to clear Saturday afternoon and be mainly dry during Sunday and Monday. However, river levels may remain high over the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and checking defences. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2019 19:08
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are currently high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge and rising slowly in response to rain that fell earlier today, Monday 14/10/2019. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Showers are forecast for the next 24 hours and we expect river levels to remain high while they are reacting to these. We are monitoring this situation closely and will update this message tomorrow morning, 15/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2019 15:55
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are currently high at the Beggearn Huish river gauge and rising slowly in response to rain that fell earlier today, Monday 14/10/2019. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. Showers are forecast for the next 24 hours and we expect river levels to remain high while they are reacting to these. We are monitoring this situation closely and will update this message this evening, 14/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2019 21:37
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Beggearn Huish 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 Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. 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. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2019 21:22
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels are forecast to rise at the Beggearn Huish river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible to begin from around 5:00 am tomorrow morning, 13/10/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. We expect river levels to begin rising overnight on 12/10/19 and into 13/10/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been checking defences throughout the day. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 13/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 17:51
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
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 Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries. 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 are clearing weed screens. This message will be updated on Sunday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Aug 2019 17:11
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels on the Washford River and Monksilver Stream are forecast to rise as a result of heavy localised thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are also possible across Exmoor generally. Flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 22:00 this evening, 08/08/19 and 03:00 tomorrow morning. We believe there is a possibility of flooding, especially in the areas around the Washford River, and the Monksilver Stream. Further isolated thunderstorms are forecast throughout Friday 09\08\19 with low confidence over exact timing and locations. We expect any high river levels across Exmoor to fall throughout Friday and into the weekend. 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. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 09/08/19, or earlier if the situation deteriorates.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 19:15
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The band of heavy rain currently affecting the region is forecast to continue until about 22:00 on Saturday evening. Showers will follow overnight and occasionally on Sunday. The river levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish and the River Aller at Allerford are rising in response to this rain. The levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are currently stable but may respond to this evening’s rain in due course. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will update this flood alert on Sunday 17th March.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2019 09:59
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
No rainfall is currently forecast for the next five days. The Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and above this flood alert criteria. The catchments remain saturated after the wet weather but the river level has started to slowly fall. We will monitor the water levels and remove this flood alert when levels are below the threshold. The river levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford remain at normal winter levels.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2019 20:28
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The wet weather has now passed out of the area and the forecast for the next few days is for settled dry weather. However, the river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high but is now slowly falling. With the dry weather forecast it is possible that the flood alert will be removed during Monday. The river levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford remain at normal winter levels.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2019 10:39
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Blustery showers, sometime heavy are possible throughout today, Sunday 10/02/2019, before becoming drier for most of next week. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and has slowly increased overnight. With the forecast showers the level will remain high and the alert will remain in force. The river levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford remain at normal winter levels but may show limited response to the rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 21:07
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The forecast is for further isolated short shower through Saturday night and into Sunday. The river levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and stable, just above the flood alert threshold. It is unlikely to rise significantly during tonight and into tomorrow. The river levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford have all fallen to normal levels.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 09:46
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Blustery showers are forecast for today and Sunday. Rainfall totals are expected to be relatively low. Drier weather is forecast for next week. The river levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and just above the flood alert threshold. It is currently rising slowly and this flood alert is likely to remain in force during today. The river levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford have all peaked and fallen and are now stable.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 20:37
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The band of rainfall has now passed out of the area but there is a chance of further short showers overnight tonight and into Saturday. This flood alert remains in force due to the high river levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish. The current level is below the flood alert criteria but is currently rising and may reach the alert level during tonight. However, the impact of any flooding is likely to be limited. The river levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford have all peaked below flood alert level and are now falling.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 10:27
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Overnight rainfall is forecast to continue with a wet Friday morning and early afternoon. Whilst the band of rainfall will then clear, strong winds will continue through the day and may bring short-lived isolated showers. All river levels remain below the flood alert thresholds but this flood alert remains in force due to the forecast rainfall and river level rises on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish. The river levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford currently remain stable but may rise during the day.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Feb 2019 22:55
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
persistent rainfall, heavy at times is forecast between 04:00 and 13:00 on 08/02/2019. River levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish are currently stable, but are expected to rise tomorrow morning in response to the forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Feb 2019 03:45
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The rain that has been falling throughout the early hours of 04/02/19 has been greater than was forecast, further rain will fall until around 8am this morning. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all rising


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2018 10:12
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Light rain and drizzle is forecast for Christmas Eve followed by drier, more settled weather for the rest of this week. This flood alert remains in force as the Washford River at Beggearn Huish is above flood alert threshold. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2018 10:33
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The forecast for Sunday 23 December is widespread rainfall across the South West of England, the bands of rain are due to clear out of the area on Sunday evening but light rain and drizzle is due to continue into Monday. This flood alert remains in force as the Washford River at Beggearn Huish is above flood alert threshold. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2018 09:11
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
This flood alert remains in force as the Washford River at Beggearn Huish is above flood alert threshold in response to recent rainfall. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable. The forecast is drier for Saturday with further rainfall expected during the early hours of Sunday morning, locally heavy at times. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2018 11:38
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Last night’s rainfall has cleared out of the area. There is potential for further showers this evening and overnight. This flood alert remains in force as the Washford River at Beggearn Huish is above flood alert threshold in response to last night’s rainfall. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable. We have teams out checking the rivers and structures in the area, such as any blockage at debris screens, culverts, bridges and sluices. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2018 20:08
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
A band of frontal rainfall is forecast late tonight and into early Friday morning. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable, but are expected to rise in the early hours of Friday morning in response to the forecast rainfall. High river levels and bankfull conditions are expected throughout the catchment. Flooding is expected to affect roads and low lying land. We have had teams out checking the rivers and structures in the area, such as any blockage at debris screens, culverts, bridges and sluices. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this alert on Friday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2018 15:50
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The rain falling over West Somerset 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 Monksilver Stream at Williton and the Washford River at Beggearn Huish are rising. Forecasts for these rivers show a likelihood of reaching flood alert level early this evening. Other rivers in the West Somerset area are generally rising but not currently forecast to reach alert level. 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 12 Dec 2018 09:53
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Conditions for the West Somerset area are forecast to remain largely dry during Wednesday. Any rain will just be light drizzle. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high but is falling steadily. The river is above flood alert threshold and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible in this catchment. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all low and stable. We are monitoring this situation and will update this message on Wednesday evening.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Dec 2018 18:46
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Conditions for the West Somerset area are forecast to remain largely dry overnight on Tuesday and into Wednesday, with very little if any rain expected. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high but is falling steadily. The river is above flood alert threshold however, and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible in this catchment. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all low and stable. We are monitoring this situation and will update this message on Wednesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Dec 2018 09:01
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Conditions are forecast to remain settled and predominantly dry on Tuesday. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and is currently falling very slowly, but at a level above the flood alert threshold. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible in this catchment. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all low and stable. We are monitoring this situation and will update this message on Tuesday evening.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2018 18:36
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Conditions are forecast to remain settled and dry overnight on Monday into Tuesday morning. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and is currently stable above the flood alert threshold. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible in this catchment. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all low and stable. We are monitoring this situation and will update this message on Tuesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2018 10:08
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Settled conditions and little, if any, rain is forecast for the next couple of days. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and is currently stable above the flood alert threshold. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible in this catchment. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all low and stable. We are monitoring this situation and will update this message on Monday evening.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2018 09:21
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Settled conditions and little, if any, rain is forecast for the next couple of days. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and is currently stable above the flood alert threshold. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible in this catchment. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all low and stable.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 18:41
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The forecast for Sunday night and Monday is for dry and more settled conditions. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and is still rising slowly. Flooding is possible for low lying land and roads. This level is forecast to peak and start dropping in the next 24 hours. The River Aller at Allerford peaked at 9:30 on Sunday morning and has been falling since that time. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all stable. We are continuing to monitor this situation and will update this message on Monday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 10:15
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Sunday is forecast to be a largely dry day, however significant rain has fallen on Exmoor and the Brendon Hills in the last 24 hours, and rivers are currently responding to this. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and is rising slowly. The River Aller at Allerford has peaked and is now falling following a quick rise in level this morning. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all stable. We are continuing to monitor this situation closely and will update this message on Sunday evening.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2018 18:47
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Showers are forecast to continue throughout Saturday night although rainfall totals are not expected to be high. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and is the reason this flood alert is in force. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable at levels below their flood alert thresholds. We will be monitoring this situation closely and will update this message on Sunday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2018 10:13
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Showery rain and windy conditions are forecast for Saturday. The river level on the Washford Stream at Beggearn Huish in particular remains high following the heavy rain earlier in the week but is currently stable. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible in this area. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all currently stable. We are monitoring this situation closely and will update this message later today, or sooner if the situation changes significantly.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2018 17:31
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Heavy showers are forecast to continue through Friday evening, overnight, and during the day on Saturday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. The river levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all stable and likely to be responsive to further rainfall. The Washford River in particular remains high following Friday's rain. We are monitoring this situation closely and will update this message on Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2018 11:15
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Friday will see heavy blustery showers throughout the day. River levels are generally high, having reacted to last night’s rain, and today’s showers may cause rivers to respond further. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett, and Doniford Stream at Doniford peaked earlier this morning and are now high and either stable or falling. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and we will update this message later today.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2018 20:15
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Heavy rainfall is forecast for Exmoor and West Somerset between midnight tonight and 07:00am on Friday 7th December. Further blustery showers are forecast during the day on Friday. Catchments are already very wet and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are currently stable but are expected to rise during the night and in the early hours of Friday morning in response to the forecast rainfall. We are monitoring this situation closely and we will update this message on Friday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Dec 2018 20:47
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The rainfall of Wednesday 05/12/2018 has now passed out of the area. Some further rainfall is expected, beginning in the late morning of Thursday 06/12/2018. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all currently stable but may rise in response to the forecast rainfall. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Dec 2018 13:58
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Up to 11 mm of rain has fallen over the last 12 hours. The current band of rain is forecast to pass through the area by 16:00 on Wednesday 05/12/2018. River levels are rising on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish. River levels are stable on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford but could rise in response to the forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Dec 2018 19:31
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Approximately 15 mm of rain has fallen over the last 24 hours. A further 5 to 10 mm of rain is forecast overnight on Saturday 01/12/2018. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are currently stable below Flood Alert criteria, however, are expected to rise overnight in response to the forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 20:26
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
A heavy band of rain is forecast to pass over the area overnight on Friday in to Saturday morning. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are expected to rise in response to the forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 31 May 2018 15:21
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
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 West Somerset Streams 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 West Somerset Streams 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 31 May 2018 12:36
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
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 West Somerset Streams 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 South Somerset Streams 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 1 May 2018 21:47
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Persistent and at times heavy rain is forecast throughout tonight, Tuesday 01/05/2018, and into the morning of Wednesday 02/05/2018, particularly over the hills of Exmoor and West Somerset. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are currently stable but are expected to rise later tonight in response to the forecast rainfall. According to the current forecast, the Flood Alert level could be exceeded on the on the Monksilver Stream at the river gauge in Williton at approximately 07:30 am tomorrow, 02/05/2018. Therefore the Flood Alert for West Somerset is being issued now to give advance notice that this level could be reached early tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Apr 2018 17:05
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The current forecast is for a continuation of the much drier conditions. A band of light rainfall is forecast on Sunday afternoon and evening 15/04/2018 with perhaps some light showers following in behind. Ground conditions across the area will remain saturated for several days though most rivers are now returning to normal seasonal levels. The Washford River measured at Beggearn Huish gauge continues to fall steadily however, levels are expected to remain above the Flood Alert trigger threshold until tomorrow afternoon. This Flood Alert will be updated daily until this specific flood risk has passed.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Apr 2018 14:07
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The latest forecast through to the middle of next week is for a continuation of generally drier conditions however, there exists a low risk of localised yet potentially very heavy showers. These could occur during this afternoon Friday 13/04/2018 and tomorrow afternoon due to daytime temperature rises. A band of rainfall is forecast on Sunday afternoon 15/04/2018 with some light showers following behind. Ground conditions across the area remain saturated and despite most river levels having dropped substantially they have the potential to react rapidly to the current forecast conditions. The Washford River measured at Beggearn Huish gauge has now peaked and is falling steadily however, levels are expected to remain above the Flood Alert trigger threshold for the next couple of days. This Flood Alert will be updated daily until the present flood risk has passed.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Apr 2018 11:46
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Following the recent sustained rainfall the forecast for the next 5 days is for generally drier conditions. Localised showers are possible with a band of rainfall overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning being forecast. Ground conditions across the area are heavily saturated and all river levels have begun to recede slowly but steadily. The Washford River measured at Beggearn Huish gauge has peaked at 10:00 today however, levels are expected to remain above the Flood Alert trigger threshold for several days yet.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 21:20
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The rainfall has generally passed out of the area and the current forecast has improved with minimal rainfall expected on Thursday and a reduced and less significant rainfall on Friday. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high and is slowly rising. However it is not expected to reach the peak level observed at 08:00 on Wednesday morning. The river levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all falling.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 15:26
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
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 Washford River at Beggearn Huish has fallen from a peak level at 8am this Wednesday morning but remains above the Flood Alert criteria and is stable. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all falling.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Apr 2018 17:00
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The rain has moved out of the area and drier weather is forecast although there is the possibility of some isolated further showers during Tuesday evening. The river levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remain just above the Flood Alert criteria but levels are now falling. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable or now falling.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Apr 2018 19:33
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Showers, possibly heavy at times, are forecast to continue through Monday evening and into Tuesday. With catchment already saturated, it is expected that there will be some response for the rivers in this area. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all just starting to rise in response to the rainfall. It is possible that the Flood Alert criteria will be met on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish later tonight.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2018 10:04
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The forecast is for showers, potentially heavy and thundery, during Saturday morning before becoming a little drier during the afternoon and evening. Further showers are forecast for Sunday and it is likely this Flood Alert will remain in force over the weekend due to high river levels. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all rising. The Monksilver Stream at Williton is stable.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 20:20
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The forecast is for possible thundery rain during Saturday morning and the possibility of further showers on Sunday. As catchments are already saturated, rivers will respond to this rainfall. All rivers in the area have now fallen to normal levels except the Washford River at Beggearn Huish, which has only just fallen below criteria. This Flood Alert remains in force due to the forecast rainfall from early Saturday morning and the expected river level rising on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 07:39
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The forecast is for continued dry weather during Friday but becoming more unsettled from Saturday morning with an area of heavy, perhaps thundery rain. Predicted rainfall totals are not high but with the catchments already wet, rivers may respond. All rivers in the area have fallen to normal levels except for the Washford River which remains just above this Flood Alert criteria. The river level on the Washford is steadily falling but will respond to further rainfall and may result in this Flood Alert remaining in force over the whole weekend.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 14:05
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
A dry spell is forecast for Thursday and into Friday. There is the possibility of locally heavy, perhaps thundery rain on Saturday and Sunday although the confidence is low at the present time. All rivers in the area have fallen to normal levels except for the Washford River which remains high. The river level on the Washford is steadily falling but will respond to further rainfall and may result in this Flood Alert remaining in force over the whole weekend.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 13:52
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Outbreaks of rain and heavy, possibly thundery, showers are forecast for Wednesday afternoon. With rain falling onto saturated ground this may cause some rivers to rise. The river level on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remains high following recent rain. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are all stable.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 11:10
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Scattered light showers are forecast for today 03/04/2018. More widespread and potentially heavy showers are forecast on Wednesday from early morning onwards. River levels in West Somerset are stable but remain high. Levels may rise later in the week in response to the forecast rain. We will continue to monitor these and update this information tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 12:22
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Monday 02/04/2018 will be largely dry however showers are forecast this evening and overnight into Tuesday morning. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are falling but remain high. It is likely they may rise later this evening in response to the forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 11:40
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
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 Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are currently stable or recovering after the rain earlier in the week. Catchments are very wet and river levels are expected to rise later this evening in response to the forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 13:23
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The rainfall has generally passed out of the area and conditions are forecast to remain largely dry now for the next 24 hours. Rivers that reacted to yesterday's rain generally appear to have peaked and are now dropping in level. Despite this, river levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are still high and flood alert conditions still present.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 16:24
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Rain is forecast to continue through the rest of today (Friday 30th) until about midday on Saturday 31st March. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are rising. Levels are expected to rise further during this evening in response to the continuing rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Mar 2018 11:50
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high. Snow which has fallen will thaw slowly and will maintain high river base flows over the next couple of days. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are currently stable.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2018 11:10
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high, following rainfall over the past few days. Wintery snow showers are forecast for the weekend, with melting snow likely to maintain high river levels on Monday and Tuesday. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are currently stable.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 11:00
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
River levels remain high, following the past couple of days of rainfall. There are further, potentially heavy showers forecast for Friday afternoon into Friday night. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable but are likely to rise in response to further rainfall on Friday.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 14:50
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Showery rainfall, very heavy at times will affect the local area throughout this evening, Wednesday 14/03/2018 and into the early hours of tomorrow morning. With all the Exmoor catchments already saturated this next spell of rainfall will cause all rivers to react. This flood alert is being issued from the Beggearn Huish gauge on the Washford River where peak levels are forecast around midnight tonight. High river levels and bankfull conditions may be experienced across all north facing Exmoor rivers where flooding may affect low lying land and roads.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 14:45
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Unsettled conditions throughout the early part of this week are likely to see showery rainfall throughout the West Somerset Streams area. This rainfall will keep the catchments saturated and rivers could react quickly. The levels on the Washford River upstream of Lower Roadwater are forecast to remain high for several days to come and this flood alert will remain in force. It will be updated daily unless there is a substantial change to the forecast conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2018 16:57
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Showery rainfall, heavy at times will affect the local area throughout this evening, Saturday 11/03/2018 and into the early hours of tomorrow morning. With all the Exmoor catchments already saturated this further rainfall will cause all rivers to react. This flood alert is being issued from the Beggearn Huish gauge on the Washford River where peak levels are forecast around midnight tonight. High river levels and bankfull conditions can be expected across all north facing Exmoor rivers where flooding may affect low lying land and roads.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2018 15:54
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Showery rainfall, heavy at times will affect the local area throughout this evening, Friday 09/03/2018 and into the early hours of tomorrow morning. With all the Exmoor catchments already saturated this further rainfall will cause all rivers to react. This flood alert is being issued from the Beggearn Huish gauge on the Washford River where peak levels are forecast around 8:00 pm tonight. High river levels and bankfull conditions can be expected across all north facing Exmoor rivers where flooding may affect low lying land and roads.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2018 20:11
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Between 10 to 15 mm of rainfall is forecast between midnight on Monday 12/02/2018 and noon on Tuesday 13/02/2018. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are currently stable, but are expected to rise later overnight in response to the forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 10:18
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
A band of frontal rain will be followed by heavy showers on Wednesday morning and early afternoon. Catchments are already wet following recent rainfall. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are currently below flood alert criteria but are forecast to respond to today’s rainfall. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 09:36
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Following the rainfall on Monday river levels have now fallen below Flood Alert level on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford. However, this Flood Alert remains in force as river levels are expected to rise again overnight into Wednesday in response to a further 10 to 15 mm of forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 19:09
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
This flood alert is being issued on a rainfall forecast. We are expecting a band of frontal rain in the early hours of Tuesday morning, which may cause rivers to respond as catchments are already very wet following recent rainfall. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable, but are expected to rise in the early hours of Tuesday morning in response to the forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 19:32
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Today’s rain has now cleared out of the area, however further light rain is forecast in the early hours of Monday morning. The situation is improving for the Washford River at Beggearn Huish, river levels are currently stable however may respond again to forecast rainfall. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are below flood alert criteria but may respond to forecast rainfall. We are monitoring river levels and will update this message when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 11:23
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
A band of heavy frontal rain is crossing the south west today. Persistent and at times heavy rain is expected throughout Sunday, clearing from the west on Sunday evening. We have already had approximately 10 mm of rainfall across West Somerset this morning and are expecting a further 30 mm for the rest of today. Washford River at Beggearn Huish has reached flood alert criteria and is expected to continue to rise later today following further rainfall. We are not currently forecasting to reach the flood warning threshold. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are steadily rising but not at flood alert criteria. We are monitoring river levels and will update this message when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 15:23
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Showers will continue through Friday evening and Saturday, with generally dry days forecast on Sunday and Monday. River levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remain above flood alert threshold and responsive to forecast rain. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable but may respond to forecast rain. We shall update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 11:33
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
A band of frontal rain is forecast to cross the south west of England on Thursday night, followed by showers through Friday. River levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remain above flood alert threshold and responsive to forecast rain. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable but may respond to forecast rain. We shall update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 12:09
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
A band of heavy rain is forecast to cross the south west of England late on Wednesday and clear through Thursday morning. River levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remain above flood alert threshold and responsive to forecast rain. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable but may respond to forecast rain. We shall update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 11:31
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Unsettled weather is expected to continue over the next 5 days. Bands of heavy showers will cross the South West overnight. River levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remain above flood alert threshold. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable but may respond to forecast rain. We shall update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 11:13
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Following last night’s rain, river levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remain above flood alert threshold. Rainfall showers are forecast on Monday and a further band of rain is forecast from the west on Tuesday morning. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable but may respond to forecast rain. We shall update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 10:14
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Occasionally heavy showers are expected Sunday afternoon, evening and further rain is forecast Monday morning. Following last night’s rain, river levels on the Washford River at Beggearn Huish remain above flood alert threshold. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are stable but may respond to forecast rain. We shall update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 11:13
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Up to 15 mm of rainfall is forecast overnight into Sunday. River levels are expected to rise again on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford. Whilst the Washford River level is just below flood alert criteria it is expected to be crossed overnight in response to the forecast rain; hence why this alert remains in force. We shall update this alert as soon as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 20:54
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Up to 15 mm of rainfall is forecast overnight. River levels are expected to rise on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Washford River at Beggearn Huish, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford. The flood alert threshold is predicted to be crossed, based on both the Washford River and Monksilver Stream, later this evening in response to the forecast rain. Further rain is due tomorrow evening and we shall update this alert in the morning.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 23:05
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The rainfall throughout today Tuesday 26/12/2017 has added to the river levels which are already high from Monday’s rainfall. River levels across the West Somerset Streams catchment are now responding to this further rainfall however, the Washford River at Beggearn Huish is forecast to rise significantly during the early hours of Wednesday 27/12/2017 and reach the Flood Alert levels around 01:30. Flooding to low lying land and roads may be expected.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2017 16:21
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
All catchments across the West Somerset area are now saturated and the band of rainfall earlier today Wednesday 13/12/2017 has caused all rivers levels across the area to rise. After a brief spell of drier weather during the early afternoon very unsettled weather is forecast for the next 24 hours. This will bring gale force 8 or severe gale force 9 Westerly winds accompanied by bands of very heavy showers. River levels on the Hawkcombe Stream at Porlock, Horner Water at West Luccombe, River Aller at Allerford, Monksilver Stream at Williton, Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford can be expected to rise further and it is probable that the Washford River at Beggearn Huish could reach Flood Alert levels overnight tonight.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2017 21:38
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
The rainfall has generally passed out of the area however all rivers in the area are forecast to remain high overnight tonight. This flood alert will therefore remain in force until Monday morning 11/12/2017.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2017 21:12
Horner Water, River Aller, Washford River, Hawkcombe Stream, Monksilver Stream, Doniford Stream
Between 30 and 40 mm of rainfall is forecast between midnight tonight, Saturday 09/12/2017 and midday tomorrow Sunday 10/12/2017. All rivers within the West Somerset area will react to this overnight rainfall however, the Monksilver Stream at Williton is forecast to reach the flood alert trigger level at 05:00, and peak tomorrow around 10:45.