Flood Alert Info - River Kennett in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

Area Description

River Kennett from Cowlinge to Freckenham.
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.

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

  • 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 21 Dec 2019 22:03
River Kennett
River levels remain high at the Ousden river gauge as a result of rainfall throughout Friday. While levels remain high the risk of flooding remains. This will affect the River Kennett from Cowlinge to Freckenham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 12:05
River Kennett
River levels remain high at the Ousden river gauge as a result of rainfall throughout Friday. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect River Kennett from Cowlinge to Freckenham. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, Saturday 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 19:44
River Kennett
River levels remain high at the Ousden river gauge as a result of rainfall throughout Friday. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect River Kennett from Cowlinge to Freckenham. Further light rainfall is forecast overnight and into Saturday morning, and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Saturday morning 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 13:34
River Kennett
River levels are rising at the Ousden river gauge as a result of rainfall overnight and this morning. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect River Kennett from Cowlinge to Freckenham. Further light rainfall is forecast this afternoon, and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, Friday 20 December, or as the situation changes.