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 29 Jan 2021 17:17
River Blithe
River levels are high but steady at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Further rainfall is possible over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 30/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Jan 2021 09:05
River Blithe
River levels are slowly falling but remain high at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring river levels and the weather forecast and clearing debris from weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses, stay aware in case of further updates 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. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 28 Jan 2021 20:10
River Blithe
River levels remain high at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring river levels and the weather forecast and clearing debris from weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses, stay aware in case of further updates 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 28 Jan 2021 11:59
River Blithe
River levels remain high at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring river levels and the weather forecast and clearing debris from weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses, stay aware in case of further updates 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 28 Jan 2021 05:22
River Blithe
River levels have risen at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is possible today Thursday 28/01/21. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to rise today Thursday 28/01/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and move family, pets, possessions, valuables and cars to safety. This message will be updated this afternoon Thursday 28/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Jan 2021 19:10
River Blithe
River levels are high but steady at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. No further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Jan 2021 10:16
River Blithe
River levels remain high at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall last night from Storm Christoph. Consequently, flooding of property is expected to continue. No further rain is forecast however river levels are expected to remain high throughout today 21/01/2021. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid contact with flood water. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. Call 999 if in immediate danger. Take photographs and contact your insurance company if you've been flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon 21/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Jan 2021 01:24
River Blithe
River levels remain high at the Hamstalll Ridware river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall from Storm Christoph and are continuing to rise. Consequently, possible flooding of property is expected to continue. Further rain is forecast for the next 12 hours. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid contact with flood water. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and call 999 if in immediate danger. Take photographs and contact your insurance company if you've been flooded. This message will be updated later this morning, Thursday 21 January 2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Jan 2021 06:41
River Blithe
River levels have risen at the Hamstalll Ridware river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight from Storm Christoph and are continuing to rise. Consequently, flooding of property is expected later this morning, Wednesday 20 January 2021. Further persistent rain is forecast for the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid contact with flood water. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and call 999 if in immediate danger. Take photographs and contact your insurance company if you've been flooded. This message will be updated later today, Wednesday 20 January 2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Jan 2021 09:54
River Blithe
River levels are high and steady at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall yesterday. Consequently, flooding is expected to continue today, Friday 15 January 2021. Further heavy rainfall is expected tomorrow Saturday 16 January 2021 when river levels may start to rise again. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid contact with flood water. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and call 999 if in immediate danger. Take photographs and contact your insurance company if you've been flooded. This message will be updated later today, Friday 15 January 2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2021 20:48
River Blithe
River levels have risen at the Hamstall Ridware river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall today and are continuing to rise slowly. Consequently, flooding of property is expected later this evening, Thursday 14 January 2021. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid contact with flood water. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and call 999 if in immediate danger. Take photographs and contact your insurance company if you've been flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow, Friday 15 January 2021, or as the situation changes.


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.