Flood Alert Info - The River Stour from Sudbury to Stratford St Mary and Dedham

Area Description

The River Stour from Sudbury, to and including, Stratford St Mary and Dedham.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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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 30 Jan 2021 09:36
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this afternoon, Saturday 30 January. River levels are high in response to recent rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill’ We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall this morning and into the afternoon, with no further significant rain forecast tomorrow. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 9am tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 07:45
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the rest of today and into tomorrow, Saturday 30 January. River levels are currently high due to recent rainfall. River levels are expected to remain high, and responsive to further rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 17:05
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely overnight tonight, Thursday 28th January. River levels remain high, due to high groundwater levels as the water moves through the catchment in response to recent rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill’ We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall this evening Thursday 28th January, with no further significant rain forecast tomorrow. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2021 18:35
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely tonight, Monday 18th January 2021. River levels are beginning to drop, but will remain responsive to further rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. The forecast is for rain to move across the region this evening followed by heavy and persistent rain from Tuesday evening through until Thursday morning. This is likely to cause the river levels to once again become elevated. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 09:00 Tuesday 19th January 2021.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2021 09:32
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely throughout today, and into this evening, Monday 18th January. River levels are remaining high as the water moves through the system in response to the recent rainfall. River levels will respond to the further rainfall expected. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for a dry day for most of Monday, but persistent rainfall will arrive Monday evening and throughout the night and into Tuesday morning. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary, and no later than 6pm on Monday 18th January.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2021 18:08
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely through this evening and overnight, Sunday 17th January. River levels are remaining high as the water moves through the system in response to the recent rainfall and snow melt. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for dry conditions through until tomorrow afternoon when further rainfall is expected. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary, and no later than 10am on Monday 18th January.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2021 08:02
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely throughout today, and into this evening, Sunday 17th January. River levels are remaining high as the water moves through the system in response to the recent rainfall and snow melt. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for dry conditions today and through until tomorrow afternoon where further rainfall is expected. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary, and no later than 6pm on Sunday 17th January.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2021 17:51
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely overnight tonight, Saturday 16th January 2021. River levels remain high and responsive to further rainfall and snowmelt. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. The forecast is for a dry day tomorrow, Sunday 17th January 2021, followed by further rainfall from Monday. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 09:00 Sunday 17th January 2021.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2021 07:46
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely throughout today, Saturday 16th January. River levels are currently high and will remain high over the next few days, and responsive to further rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for persistent rain and snow showers this morning, with more settled weather for later today and tomorrow. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary, and no later than 6pm on Saturday 16th January.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2021 18:59
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely today, Friday 15th January 2021 and over the next few days. River levels remain high and responsive to further rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. The forecast is for a cold dry night tonight, Friday 15th January 2021. Snow is expected to fall during tomorrow which could further elevate levels. Sunday and Monday are likely to remain dry before another weather front crosses the country on Tuesday. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 09:00 on Saturday 16th January 2021.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2021 07:53
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this evening, Friday 15th January. River levels are high and continue to rise in response to the recent rainfall working its way through the system. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for dry conditions today, which will allow river levels to lower, however, further heavy rainfall expected throughout Saturday. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary, and no later than 6pm on Friday 15th January.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 20:00
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely tonight, Thursday 14th January 2021. River levels are high and continuing to rise following the rainfall today. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. The forecast is for more settled weather tomorrow which should allow levels to begin to fall, however more rain is expected Saturday. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 10:00, Friday 15th January 2021.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 13:46
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this evening, Thursday 14th January. River levels are high and expected to continue to rise in response to the rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area, over the next few hours. The forecast is for persistent rain this morning and into the afternoon, more settled on Friday but with further rainfall on Saturday. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary, and no later than 8pm on Thursday 14th January.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2020 08:40
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely for Sunday 27th December 2020 through to Monday 28th December 2020. River levels are expected to continue to rise. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. The forecast is for showers to get more scattered and less intense as we move into more settled weather. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2020 16:49
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely for the evening of Saturday 26th December through to Sunday 27th December 2020. River levels are beginning to drop, but will remain responsive to further rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road, and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall expected during the early hours of 27th December, which will pass quickly, but which may be intense and could lead to river levels beginning to rise again and some surface water problems. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2020 09:08
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely for Saturday 26th December 2020. River levels are beginning to drop, but will remain responsive to further rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill’. The forecast is for dry conditions today, which will allow river levels to start returning to normal. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2020 07:33
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely for Friday 25th December. River levels are beginning to drop, but will remain responsive to further rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message by 11am tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2020 19:17
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely through the evening and overnight into Friday 25th December. River levels are expected to continue to rise. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill’. The forecast is for dry conditions today, which will allow river levels to start returning to normal. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2020 08:57
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely throughout today, Thursday 24th December. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today following the rain overnight. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for showers today moving into more settled weather over the next few days. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary by 6pm on Thursday 24th December.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2020 16:28
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely from now until tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday 8th December. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later tomorrow. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road, and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for dry conditions overnight, which will allow river levels to start returning to normal. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 10am tomorrow, Tuesday 8th December.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2020 09:43
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is still likely over the next few hours and into this evening, Monday 7th December. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for dry conditions today, which will allow river levels to start returning to normal. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 5pm today, Monday 7th December.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2020 16:35
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is still likely over the rest of today, and into tomorrow, Monday 7th December. River levels are currently high due to recent rainfall. River levels are expected to remain high today, and will take a few days to return to normal. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road, and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for dry conditions tonight and tomorrow, which will allow river levels to start returning to normal. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 10am tomorrow, Monday 7th December.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2020 09:44
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this evening, Sunday the 6th of December. River levels are currently high due to the recent rainfall. River levels are expected to remain high today and tomorrow, and responsive to any further rainfall Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for occasional light showers through today Sunday the 6th of December. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message by 5pm Sunday the 6th of December.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Dec 2020 17:18
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely from now until tomorrow morning, Sunday 6th December. River levels are currently high due to the recent rainfall. Upstream levels are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today but some downstream levels may remain high and responsive to any further rainfall. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for further light rainfall tonight and through Sunday 6th December. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message by 10am tomorrow, Sunday 6th December.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Dec 2020 08:58
Stour
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours, and into the afternoon, Saturday 5th December. River levels are currently high due to the rainfall over the last few days, and are expected to continue to rise. Areas most affected are Sky Hall Hill Road, Wick Road and Lower Farm Road around Boxted Mill. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages over the next few hours. The forecast is for the possibility of further light showers today and into tomorrow, Sunday 6th December. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message by 5pm today, Saturday 5th December.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 09:41
Stour
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas. River levels are beginning to drop but will remain responsive to further rainfall. The forecast for Sunday 22 December 2019, is to be largely dry. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 15:51
Stour
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the Easter Bank Holiday. This means that catchments are saturated and responsive to further rainfall in this area. The forecast is for some showers through this evening and tonight, but these should not be heavy. There is currently minimal rainfall forecast for Thursday and Friday. We are expecting river levels to reduce over the next few days. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in any unnecessary danger. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 09:11
Stour
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, which is slowly making its way through the Stour. This means that river levels remain high, particularly around Bures and Langham. The forecast is for no significant rainfall over the next couple of days. We are expecting river levels to slowly fall over the next 12 hours. Standing water will be visible in floodplain areas, and riverside footpaths may be flooded. Do not take any unnecessary risks. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 09:25
Stour
This message has been issued because of steady rainfall over the Easter Bank Holiday. This means that river levels are expected to continue to rise in the area of Bures before falling over the afternoon of Tuesday 3rd April. The forecast is for no significant rainfall today, Tuesday 3rd April. We are expecting river levels to slowly fall over the next 24 hours. Standing water will be visible in floodplain areas, and riverside footpaths may be flooded. Do not take unnecessary risks. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.