Flood Warning Info - Whiston Brook at Whiston

Area Description

Whiston Brook through Whiston, from Moorhouse Lane, along High Street to Meadowcroft Close.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

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

Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 01:21
Whiston Brook
River levels have risen quickly and unexpectedly in the Rother catchment. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near watercourses, and be prepared to act on your flood plan. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast and for weather forecasts please see the Met Office. This message will be updated at 08:00 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 07:20
Whiston Brook
River levels remain high but are now falling following persistent heavy rainfall due to Storm Ciara. Whilst further showers are forecast throughout today, 10/02/20, we do not expect these to cause significant impacts to river levels, which should continue to fall. Consequently we expect the risk of flooding to reduce throughout the day, and will review the continuing need for this warning once the river drops below levels of concern. To report property flooding, please call our incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60. We continue to closely monitor the situation from our incident room. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast, plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water. We will update this message by 16:00 10/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 14:31
Whiston Brook
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is possible. Areas most at risk are Moorhouse Lane. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 3 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 16:00 on 09/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 22:30 on 09/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Nov 2019 01:36
Whiston Brook
Whiston Brook peaked at 8pm on Thursday and has been falling since. There is no further significant rainfall forecast and levels will continue to fall through Friday morning (15th November). The Leeds incident room remains open and our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 09:40 on the 15th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Nov 2019 17:37
Whiston Brook
River levels at Whiston Brook have risen as a result of this evening’s heavy rainfall. Areas most at risk are Moorhouse Lane. River levels are not however expected to reach heights seen last week (7/11/2019). Rotherham council have left sandbags for collection at The Golden Ball Pub car park, Turner Lane, S60 4HY and The Sitwell Arms Pub, Pleasley Road, S60 4HQ. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and our incident room is open. Please put your flood plan into action and avoid contact with flood water and do not drive through fast moving water. This message will be updated by 01:45 on 15/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Nov 2019 01:06
Whiston Brook
River levels have risen as a result of yesterday's heavy rainfall. Flooding of property and roads is expected today (08/11/19). We expect river levels to remain high until 09:00 on 08/11/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open. Please put your flood plan into action and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Nov 2019 16:25
Whiston Brook
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected. Areas most at risk are Moorhouse Lane. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until the early hours of tomorrow, 08/11/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and our incident room is open. Please put your flood plan into action. This message will be updated in 8 hours’ time, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Nov 2019 08:31
Whiston Brook
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected between 08:30 and 18:00 today, 07/11/19. Areas most at risk are Moorhouse Lane. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until the early hours of tomorrow, 08/11/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and our incident room is open. Please put your flood plan into action. This message will be updated by 16:30 on 07/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Apr 2018 12:36
Whiston Brook
After persistent rainfall through the morning the water level in Whiston Brook continues to rise and is expected to reach a levels where flooding is a possibility in Whiston. Water levels in Whiston Brook should peak at around 1300-1400 today. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide an update should the situation change from the current forecast. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. If you have a flood plan, please start to use it.