Flood Alert Info - Whiston Brook Catchment

Area Description

Whiston Brook at Whiston.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

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


Flood Alert issued on 13 Aug 2018 13:47
Whiston 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 17:19
Whiston 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
Whiston 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 15:17
Whiston 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 2 Apr 2018 11:19
Whiston Brook
This flood alert has been issued following persistent overnight rainfall and as such the river level in Whiston Brook is continuing to rise today, 2nd April 2018. We expect it to continue to rise through the morning and early afternoon. We are monitoring the situation regularly in relation to flood risk and given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue 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 website www.metoffice.gov.uk and river levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 20:59
Whiston Brook
This flood alert has been issued in response to rising river levels across the Whiston Brook catchment. Continued rainfall has seen river levels rise steadily and these are expected to continue to rise into the evening and throughout the night, peaking in the early hours of 31 March 2018. Although we have issued this alert due to higher than usual river levels, we are not expecting to issue flood warnings based on the current forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and would advise that you keep an eye on the local weather forecast and our river levels online website https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 18:40
Whiston 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
Whiston 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 14:15
Whiston 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 this flood alert. In anticipation of these thunderstorms we 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 08:56
Whiston 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 19:49
Whiston 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 20:28
Whiston 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 13:19
Whiston 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
Whiston 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 Whiston Brook. If the heaviest rain does fall on Whiston 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 16:59
Whiston 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 11:08
Whiston 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