Flood Warning Info - Isolated low lying properties along the tidal River Waveney

Area Description

Isolated low lying properties along the tidal River Waveney.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 8 Jan 2019 17:05
River Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses on Tuesday 8th January 2019 and Wednesday 9th January 2019. High water levels may last for a few days until the high tides at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft have passed. This is due to the natural tide locking effect of high tidal waters moving up the rivers from Great Yarmouth that restricts the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads river system at low tide. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. We are expecting water levels to remain high throughout Tuesday night and into Wednesday. Levels are likely to peak again at Burgh Castle around 11pm on Tuesday 9th January 2019. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Jan 2019 10:31
River Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to riverside roads and footpaths between 11am today, Tuesday 8th January, and 11am tomorrow, Wednesday 9th January. This is due to the natural tide locking effect of high tidal waters moving up the rivers from Great Yarmouth that restricts the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads river system at low tide. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles. We are expecting water levels to remain high through the day and overnight because of tide locking at Great Yarmouth. Take care on waterside roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Oct 2017 15:57
River Waveney
This message has been issued because we are expecting high water levels due to the natural tide locking caused by high waters at Great Yarmouth, which is restricting the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads system at low tide. High levels in the Broads may last all day until the high tides have passed. High water is due at Lowestoft at 5:30am on Sunday 29th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.01mAODN, which is 1.51m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, North North West (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters. Remain vigilant. Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles.