Flood Alert Info - Blackburn Brook

Area Description

Blackburn Brook from High Green to Meadowhall, including Charlton Brook, Ecclesfield Brook and Whitley Brook.
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

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

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

Flood Alert issued on 25 Feb 2020 00:36
Blackburn Brook
Levels on Blackburn Brook have peaked and are now falling but will remain elevated until midday today, 25/02/2020. There is now no significant rainfall forecast, but levels across the catchment will remain high until tomorrow morning. We will continue to monitor the situation from our Leeds incident room. Please avoid driving on low-lying roads and keep clear of footpaths which are close to watercourses. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 08:30 on the 25/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 16:03
Blackburn Brook
Levels on Blackburn Brook rose this morning, Monday 24/02/2020, in response to the recent rainfall. There is now no significant rainfall forecast, but levels across the catchment will remain high until tomorrow morning. We will continue to monitor the situation from our Leeds incident room. Please avoid driving on low-lying roads and keep clear of footpaths which are close to watercourses. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 24:05 on the 25/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 07:49
Blackburn Brook
Levels on Blackburn Brook have risen this morning, Monday 24/02/2020, in response to the recent rainfall. Levels are expected to remain high until early afternoon before they will begin to fall. Persistent rainfall is forecast for Monday until around lunch time and then will ease away. We continue to monitor the situation from our incident room. Please avoid driving on low-lying roads and keep clear of footpaths which are close to watercourses. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 15:35 on the 24/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 21:15
Blackburn Brook
Rainfall is expected to continue throughout the night tonight, 15/02/20, and into Sunday morning, with a period of sustained rainfall likely from the late evening. River levels are likely to level out in response to breaks in rainfall, but will then continue to rise in response to the sustained rain throughout the evening and peak in the early hours tomorrow, 16/02/20. During heavier bursts, levels could rise quickly in this flashy catchment. Current forecasts indicate that peak levels will be significantly below those seen during Storm Ciara. 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 05:15 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 13:01
Blackburn Brook
Rainfall associated with Storm Dennis is forecast to intensify from midday today, 15 February 2020. The current forecast indicates that the river response will begin later this afternoon and is likely to peak in the early hours of Sunday, 16 February. Flooding of properties and roads is possible this evening and into Sunday. Areas most at risk are Chapeltown and Ecclesfield. We have staff in the field and are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. If you observe flood waters, please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near watercourses. Please also plan driving routes to avoid low lying land that may be flooded. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast and for weather forecasts please see the Met Office. This message will be updated at 21:00 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 12:33
Blackburn Brook
River levels have risen and will continue to rise throughout the afternoon on Sunday (09/02/2020) as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Widespread rain and high winds is expected to continue through to early afternoon Sunday. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through low-lying land or near local watercourses. Our incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation closely. We will update this message by 20:30 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 05:26
Blackburn Brook
This flood alert was issued based on the forecast of rain overnight tonight and into this morning, Saturday 23 November. Widespread rain is forecast to move across the area today, continuing for much of the day. As the ground is already saturated, this may lead to local surface water issues and cause small watercourses to rise. Currently the heavier rain looks to be further north so we are not expecting any significant flooding issues. Therefore we will review whether we can remove this flood alert once we have more certainty about the forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2019 19:56
Blackburn Brook
This flood alert has be issued based on the forecast of rain overnight tonight, 22/11/2019 and into Saturday daytime. Widespread rain is forecast to move across the catchment from 03:00am Saturday morning. Watercourses are currently forecast to start responding from 04:00am Saturday, rising throughout the morning and peaking just before lunch. Peak levels are currently expected to be below those experienced earlier this month. This message will be updated by 04:00 on 23/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 04:12
Blackburn Brook
The levels on Blackburn Brook peaked on Thursday evening (14/11/2019) in response to the rainfall and the levels has been falling since. There is no further significant rainfall forecast, although there will be scattered showers during the morning of Friday 15th November. Levels on Blackburn Brook will continue to fall through Friday morning. Our Leeds incident room remains open and we will continue to monitor the situation. A five day flood forecast can be seen on the GOV.UK website. Please plan your journey to avoid low lying roads which may be affected. This message will be updated by midday on the 15th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 19:15
Blackburn Brook
This Flood Alert has been issued due to the high levels expected on Blackburn Brook and its tributaries this evening (14/11/2019) and overnight. A band of rain is moving across South Yorkshire which will be followed by showers overnight and into tomorrow, 15/11/2019. Given the wet ground conditions, we expect local rivers to respond and rise steadily over the next three hours, however river levels are not expected to reach heights seen last week 7/11/2019 (and at this moment we are not expecting to issue flood warnings). We currently expect to see peak levels on Blackburn Brook at around 21:00 this evening. We are monitoring the situation as our incident room is open 24/7, and are continuing to liaise closely with our partners. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads which may be affected. This message will be updated at 03:00 on 15/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 04:22
Blackburn Brook
River levels remain high after yesterday’s heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 16:03
Blackburn Brook
River levels have risen as a result of the heavy rainfall this morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and low-lying land is possible until around 09:00 tomorrow, 08/11/19. Areas most at risk are Chapeltown and Ecclesfield. There are currently flood warnings out in this area. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 09:00 on 08/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 08:09
Blackburn Brook
River levels have risen as a result of the heavy rainfall this morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and low-lying land is possible between 08:00 (7th November) and 09:00 tomorrow, 08/11/19. Areas most at risk are Chapeltown and Ecclesfield. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 09:00 on 08/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 16:00 on 07/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 03:15
Blackburn Brook
This Flood Alert is being issued as a precautionary measure due to the persistent heavy rainfall across the area. River levels have peaked and are now falling and we are not expecting any further significant rainfall. River and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 19:19
Blackburn Brook
River levels have peaked, however they still remain high. No further rainfall is expected. We advise people to remain vigilant and avoid low lying land and roads as there could still be standing water present. No additional flooding is expected. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely, in the incident room, and will issue updated as necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website. This message will be update as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 10:45
Blackburn Brook
River levels remain high throughout the catchment following heavy rainfall. Although levels have dropped this morning, further rainfall is expected later this morning, 26/10/19, which may cause the rivers to respond to levels similar to those seen yesterday evening (25/10/19). River levels are predicted to peak and begin falling early this afternoon, therefore the risk of flooding to low lying roads and farmland is still possible into this evening, 26/10/19. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely in the incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 18:45, 26/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 03:46
Blackburn Brook
This Flood Alert is being issued as a precautionary measure due to the persistent heavy rainfall across the area. This is expected to continue into Saturday morning (26th October 2019). However, there is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected. River and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 20:45
Blackburn Brook
This Flood Alert is being issued as a precautionary measure due to the isolated persistent heavy rainfall across the area. This is expected to continue throughout this evening (Friday 25th October) and into Saturday morning (26th October). However, there is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected. River and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 04:52
Blackburn Brook
The expected heavy rain has not materialised during the night and we have only seen minor river response. The rain is expected to continue moving eastwards clearing by Sunday morning but there maybe a few scattered showers around during the rest of the day. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please visit GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We will update this message in 8 hours or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2019 20:24
Blackburn Brook
This flood alert has been issued based on the forecast for rain this evening, Saturday 5th October, through to the early hours of Sunday 6th October. The front is expected to move in from the West. With the catchments already wet from this week’s earlier rain, we expect to see the rivers start to respond in the early hours of Sunday morning. There is the potential for some locally heavy showers within the front. There is uncertainty around the exact location of these potential local heavy showers. Consequently, flooding of low-lying land and surface water flooding is possible in the early hours of tomorrow, 06/10/19. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We will continue to monitor the situation from the Leeds Incident Room. Please visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 03:54
Blackburn Brook
River levels are falling across the Blackburn Brook catchment and will continue to fall through today, though further significant rainfall is forecast for tonight (Monday 30th September). This alert remains in place as some river levels are still high. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. Our Leeds incident room remains open and we continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 17:27
Blackburn Brook
River levels are falling across the Blackburn Brook catchment and will continue to fall through this evening as no further significant rainfall is forecast tonight (Sunday 29th September). This alert remains in place as some river levels are still high. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. Our Leeds incident room remains open and we continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 09:44
Blackburn Brook
River levels are high following last night's heavy rainfall, but are falling steadily. Although levels will remain responsive to any further rain today, we do not expect to issue any flood warnings. Levels will fall later this evening and into tomorrow. Our Leeds incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may become flooded. We will update this message later today or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 02:03
Blackburn Brook
River levels are starting to rise on Blackburn Brook and its tributaries as a result of the heavy rainfall forecast overnight. The heaviest rainfall will begin around midnight and will continue through the night into tomorrow morning. We expect to start seeing a response from the rivers in the early hours and levels will remain high till tomorrow morning (Sunday 29th September). Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Our Leeds incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may become flooded. We will update this message in 8 hours or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 17:56
Blackburn Brook
River levels are forecast to rise on Blackburn Brook and it’s tributaries as a result of the heavy rainfall forecast overnight. The heaviest rainfall will begin around midnight and will continue through the night into tomorrow morning. We expect to start seeing a response from the rivers in the early hours and levels will remain high till tomorrow morning (Sunday 29th September). Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Our Leeds incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may become flooded. We will update this message in 8 hours or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2019 06:03
Blackburn Brook
Levels on Blackburn Brook remain high as a result of the heavy, persistent rainfall. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours with the possibility of localised, heavy rain through the afternoon on Sunday 28 July 2019. There may be a risk of flooding, but there is low confidence in the timings and locations, given the unpredictable nature of the storms. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We continue to monitor the situation and our incident response staff are liaising with the emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on Sunday morning, 28 July 2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2019 20:23
Blackburn Brook
River levels continue to react as a result of heavy, persistent rainfall. Due to the uncertainty in the forecast, we have issued flood alerts for our fast responding catchments. There may be a risk of flooding, but there is low confidence in timings and locations given the unpredictable nature of the thunderstorms. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We continue to monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 28/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2019 13:50
Blackburn Brook
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy, persistent rainfall. Due to the uncertainty in the forecast we are issuing the alerts for our fast responding catchments. Consequently, flooding could occur from 14:00 on 27/07/19 through to Sunday 28/07/19, but there is low confidence in timings and locations given the unpredictable nature of the thunderstorms. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 27/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Aug 2018 13:31
Blackburn Brook
Heavy showers and thunderstorms could affect areas throughout South and West Yorkshire from this afternoon into this evening (Monday 13th August). It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms. Where they occur there’s a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers. We are taking the precautionary measure of issuing flood alerts for faster responding rivers and surrounding communities. We are monitoring the situation, our field teams are ensuring that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. For weather forecasts for your area please visit: www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings, do not put yourself at risk and be prepared to act on your flood plan.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2018 17:20
Blackburn Brook
This flood alert is still in force due to the potential for more thunderstorms and heavy downpours throughout the evening and into the early hours of Saturday morning. This could lead to surface water flooding as well as rapid responding rivers rising. Saturday brings further rain throughout the day with more potential for thunder and intense rain however we do not currently expect to see any flooding impacts from this rainfall forecast tomorrow. We will continue to monitor this rainfall throughout the weekend.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2018 08:54
Blackburn Brook
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for heavy showers and thunderstorms that could affect South and West Yorkshire throughout Friday 27th July; this is expected to go on into the evening. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers affecting roads, homes and businesses. This means that we are taking the precautionary measure of issuing flood alerts for faster responding rivers and surrounding communities. Our staff are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jul 2018 15:09
Blackburn Brook
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for heavy showers and thunderstorms that could affect areas throughout South and West Yorkshire from around 5pm this evening (Thursday 26 July). It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers affecting roads, homes and businesses. This means that we are taking the precautionary measure of issuing flood alerts for faster responding rivers and surrounding communities. Our staff are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jun 2018 14:01
Blackburn Brook
Due to some localised heavy rain showers today, Blackburn Brook as monitored at High Green has responded quickly and risen sharply. Be aware that there is still a risk of further sharp showers through Monday and into the evening. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through any flood water. We are continuing to closely monitor the situation. Updates to river levels can be found on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 18:38
Blackburn Brook
There is still the potential for localised and very heavy thunderstorms to affect widely scattered localities across South and West Yorkshire through this evening into the early hours of Friday 7th July. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but our staff are continuing to monitor the situation from the incident room and our field teams are in the area checking trash screens. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 10:12
Blackburn Brook
During today and into the early hours of Friday 7th July there is the potential for localised and very heavy thunderstorms to affect widely scattered localities across South and West Yorkshire. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised flooding of roads, homes and businesses. The uncertainty over where it will fall means that we are taking the precautionary measures and our staff continue to monitor the situation from the incident room and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jul 2017 14:11
Blackburn Brook
On Thursday 6 of July and into the early hours of Friday 7th July there is the potential for localised and very heavy thunderstorms to affect widely scattered localities across South and West Yorkshire. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised flooding of roads, homes and businesses. The potential for very heavy rain and the uncertainty over where it will fall means that we are taking the precautionary measure of issuing a flood alert. In anticipation of these thunderstorms our staff are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jun 2017 08:53
Blackburn Brook
Further rainfall is currently expected throughout Wednesday 28th June into Thursday morning (29th June). River levels have been responding to the rain overnight and will continue to do so throughout today. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. We continue to closely monitor the situation from the Leeds incident room. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. This message will be updated by 17:00 28th June or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jun 2017 20:09
Blackburn Brook
We are expecting rain to continue overnight Wednesday 27th June, which has the potential to trigger flood alerts early in the morning. The rain is due to continue throughout the night and die out during Thursday morning. This prolonged, sometime heavy rain could lead to localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in the Pennines and urban areas. We are monitoring the situation and potential river response. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jun 2017 20:29
Blackburn Brook
There have been no issues caused by thunderstorms so far, however the flood alert will remain in force due to a small possibility of thunderstorms developing later this evening. We will update the alert on Thursday morning. If these thunderstorms do develop they could lead to localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in the Pennines and urban areas. Further showers may still develop during Thursday. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. We are monitoring the situation and potential river response and making sure trash screens are cleared. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jun 2017 13:16
Blackburn Brook
From today (Wednesday 21st June) into Thursday there is the potential for intense thunderstorms and torrential showers. Currently the worst of the rainfall is forecast from now to 4:00am Thursday before moving away. Further showers may develop during Thursday. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. These heavy showers could lead to localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in the Pennines and urban areas. We are monitoring the situation and potential river response and making sure trash screens are cleared. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts


Flood Alert issued on 28 May 2017 20:11
Blackburn Brook
This flood alert has been issued due to the forecast for potential heavy downpours across South Yorkshire between midnight tonight and midday tomorrow. Due to the nature of these storms, the location and details of the heaviest rainfall is very uncertain. Where rain does fall however, we could possibly see localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers such as Blackburn Brook. If the heaviest rain does fall on Blackburn Brook, levels may rise very quickly before the onset of flooding. As such, please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk


Flood Alert issued on 27 May 2017 17:30
Blackburn Brook
This flood alert has been issued in response to today’s heavy thunderstorms across South and West Yorkshire. We still expect to see further outbreaks over the course of the evening but due to the nature of these storms, there remains low confidence in the location and details of the heaviest rainfall. Where rain does fall, we could expect to see further localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in the Pennines and urban areas. We expect the thunderstorms to clear overnight. There is potential however for further heavy, thundery rain on Sunday afternoon and we are monitoring the situation. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. As such, please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 27 May 2017 10:57
Blackburn Brook
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for thunderstorms and potentially heavy downpours across South and West Yorkshire between midday and 11pm today Saturday 27th May. Due to the nature of these storms, there is low confidence in the location and details of the heaviest rainfall. Where rain does fall however, we could expect to see localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in the Pennines and urban areas. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. As such, please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk