Flood Warning Info - River Blithe from Blithfield Reservoir to Bancroft

Area Description

River Blithe from Blithfield Reservoir to Bancroft including Hanstall Ridware.
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 24 Feb 2020 11:15
River Blithe
River levels are rising at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of property is possible today, Monday 24/02/20. No further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to rise until Tuesday 25/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, Monday 24/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 08:22
River Blithe
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Hamstall Ridware river level gauge as a result of the heavy and persistent rainfall over the weekend and are expected to continue to fall today (17/02/20). Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. There is further unsettled weather forecast for the week ahead, so we are continuing to closely monitor the situation, and our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may still be flooded. This message will be updated later today, 17/02/20, or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 18:49
River Blithe
River levels remain high at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid contact with flood water and call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 11:24
River Blithe
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of Storm Dennis. Flooding continues. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few hours. We expect river levels to remain high until this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast and clearing weed screens. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 02:44
River Blithe
River levels have risen at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of the persistent heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis. Consequently, the flooding of property is expected imminently. Further, potentially heavy, rainfall is forecast through to midday (16/02/20). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in the morning, 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Oct 2019 17:38
River Blithe
iver levels are steady but remain high today Sunday (27/10/2019) at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours. Consequently, the risk of flooding affecting properties, roads and farmland remains high. We expect river levels to begin to fall overnight and no further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. There is no further rainfall forecast for the next few days. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Oct 2019 11:17
River Blithe
River levels remain high at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours. Consequently, flooding is affecting properties, roads and farmland. We expect river levels to remain high but no further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated this evening, 27/10/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 27 Oct 2019 00:44
River Blithe
River levels have risen at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is affecting properties, roads and farmland. We expect river levels to remain high but no further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated in the morning, 27/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Oct 2019 16:45
River Blithe
River levels have risen at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of the persistent heavy rainfall recently, and are expected to continue rising slowly this evening. Consequently, flooding of property is possible soon. No further rainfall is forecast today. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please follow advice from emergency services, if necessary, and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.