Flood Alert Info - Groundwater flooding in Bury St Edmunds

Area Description

Areas of Bury St Edmunds at risk of groundwater flooding including Eastgate Street, Barn Lane and parts of Vinefields.
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 13 Mar 2021 10:23
Groundwater
Groundwater levels have risen at the Thomas Bole Close borehole in response to recent rainfall. Consequently, there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding. We expect flooding to affect areas of Bury St. Edmunds at risk of groundwater flooding, including Eastgate Street, Barn Lane and parts of Vinefields. The weather forecast is for further rain showers, therefore there is a risk that groundwater levels will continue to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Wednesday 17 March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2021 08:52
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our Thomas Bole Close Borehole have reduced however more rain is forecast. Consequently there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding. We expect flooding to affect areas of Bury St Edmunds at risk of groundwater flooding, including Eastgate Street, Barn Lane and parts of Vinefields. The weather forecast is for further rain showers, therefore there is a risk that the groundwater levels will continue to remain high over the next few weeks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Wednesday 17th March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2021 12:27
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our Thomas Bole Close Borehole are reducing but remain high. Consequently there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding. We expect flooding to affect areas of Bury St Edmunds at risk of groundwater flooding, including Eastgate Street, Barn Lane and parts of Vinefields. The weather forecast is for further light rain, therefore there is a risk that the groundwater levels will continue to remain high over the next few weeks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Wednesday 10 March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2021 17:36
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our Thomas Bole Close Borehole remain high, but are starting to gradually decline. The risk of groundwater flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect areas of Bury St Edmunds at risk of groundwater flooding, including Eastgate Street, Barn Lane and parts of Vinefields. The weather forecast indicates very little rain over the next few days. As such we expect the gradual decline of groundwater levels to continue. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Wednesday 3 March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2021 15:00
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our Thomas Bole Close Borehole remain high. Consequently there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding. We expect flooding to affect areas of Bury St Edmunds at risk of groundwater flooding, including Eastgate Street, Barn Lane and parts of Vinefields. The weather forecast is for further light rain, therefore there is a risk that the groundwater levels will continue to remain high over the next few weeks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Wednesday 24 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2021 12:51
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our Thomas Bole Close Borehole remain high. Consequently there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding. We expect flooding to affect areas of Bury St Edmunds at risk of groundwater flooding, including Eastgate Street, Barn Lane and parts of Vinefields. The weather forecast is for further light rain, therefore there is a risk that the groundwater levels will continue to remain high over the next few weeks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Wednesday 17 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Feb 2021 09:10
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our borehole at Thomas Bole Close is rising. Consequently there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding. We expect flooding to affect areas of Bury St Edmunds at risk of groundwater flooding, including Eastgate Street, Barn Lane and parts of Vinefields. The weather forecast is for further unsettled weather, therefore there is a risk that the groundwater levels will continue to rise over the next few weeks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Wednesday 10 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 19:38
Groundwater
Groundwater levels at our borehole at Thomas Bole Close is rising. Consequently there is an increased risk of groundwater flooding We expect flooding to affect Areas of Bury St Edmunds at risk of groundwater flooding, including Eastgate Street, Barn Lane and parts of Vinefields The weather forecast is for further unsettled weather, therefore there is a risk that the groundwater levels will continue to rise over the next few weeks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Wednesday, 3/02/21, or as the situation changes.