Flood Alert Info - The River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove to Ellingham, including Bungay

Area Description

The River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove from Mendlesham, to Ellingham, including Bungay.
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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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2020 17:13
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until, Wednesday 04/03/2020. The levels are high due to the heavy rainfall over the weekend slowly draining from the catchment into the river. River levels are beginning to drop but will remain responsive to further rainfall. We are not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area 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 monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2020 07:55
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until tomorrow, Tuesday 03/03/2020. River levels are beginning to drop but will remain responsive to further rainfall. We are not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area 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 monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2020 18:16
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until tomorrow, Monday 02/03/2020. River levels are beginning to drop but will remain responsive to further rainfall. We are not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area at this time. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days with the potential for a band of heavy rain crossing over tonight from around 3am Monday 02/03/2020 which may result in further river response. 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 1 Mar 2020 09:06
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until tomorrow, Monday 02/03/2020. River levels are expected to continue to rise. We are not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area 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 monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 18:21
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until tomorrow morning, Sunday 01/03/2020. River levels are expected to continue to rise. We are not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area 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 monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 08:14
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until tomorrow morning, Sunday 01/03/2020. We are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the area of Diss and Billingford. We are not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area at this time. The forecast is for some further scattered showers with a heavy burst of rain this morning, Saturday 29/02/2020. 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 25 Feb 2020 10:34
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until this evening, Tuesday 25th February 2020. This is due to rainfall over the weekend and Monday slowly making its way down the Waveney valley. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today. The forecast is for no significant rainfall over the next 48 hours. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and hope to remove this message this afternoon, Tuesday 25th February 2020.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 09:15
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now and into tomorrow, Tuesday 25th February 2020. We are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the areas of Billingford and Needham following yesterday's rainfall. The forecast is for steady rainfall throughout today and into this evening. 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 16 Jan 2020 12:47
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas through today, Thursday 16th January and into tomorrow. River levels are higher than normal following recent rainfall. The forecast is for further rainfall through this evening and overnight. 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 23 Dec 2019 14:54
Waveney
This message has been issued because there remains a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas. River levels are falling but remain high and will be responsive to any further rainfall. The forecast is for Monday 23rd December 2019 to be largely dry. River levels are beginning to fall but some standing water will remain on roads and fields. 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 22 Dec 2019 08:16
Waveney
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 today, 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 21 Dec 2019 08:16
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas. The River Waveney is rising steadily in response to the rainfall. 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 further showers this morning which could be heavy at times. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 11:49
Waveney
This message has been issued because there may be some issues with surface water flooding and difficult driving conditions. The rivers are reacting quickly and rising sharply in response to the rainfall. The forecast is for further light rain during today, Friday 20 December 2019. Further showers are forecast for tomorrow, but these are not expected to be heavy. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2019 09:19
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas today Friday 29th November until tomorrow morning. River levels are beginning to drop but will remain responsive to further rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area at this time. The forecast is for dry conditions today which will allow river levels to start to return to normal. 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 28 Nov 2019 16:04
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until tomorrow afternoon Friday 29th November. River levels are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels shortly. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area 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 monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 09:11
Waveney
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until tomorrow morning, Friday 29th November. River levels are expected to continue to rise. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area at this time. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 16:27
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall that fell over the Easter Bank Holiday. This means that catchments remain saturated and are still above flood risk threshold. The forecast is for no significant rainfall over the next few days. We are expecting river levels to continue 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 5 Apr 2018 08:36
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall that fell over the Easter Bank Holiday. This means that catchments remain saturated. The forecast is for no significant rainfall over the next few days. We are expecting river levels to continue 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 16:02
Waveney
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 09:10
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, which is slowly making its way through the Waveney catchment. This means that river levels remain high, particularly around Needham Mill and Ellingham. 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 08:39
Waveney
This message has been issued because of steady rainfall over the Easter Bank Holiday. This means that river levels remain very high across the catchment, particularly around Diss, Scole and Needham Mill. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 17:25
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall today, Monday 2nd April, falling on an already saturated catchment. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal throughout the Waveney catchment. The forecast is for no significant rainfall on Monday evening into Tuesday. We are expecting river levels to slowly rise over Monday evening, before gently falling during Tuesday. The slow responding nature of this catchment means a Flood Alert is likely to be in force for at least the next 24 hours. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. 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 2 Apr 2018 11:09
Waveney
This message has been issued because of rainfall on Monday 2nd April falling on an already saturated catchment. This means that river levels are now rising again, having stabilised on Easter Sunday. The forecast is for further rainfall until midday today. We are expecting river levels to continue to rise over the course of Monday and remain high throughout much of the week. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. 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 1 Apr 2018 20:02
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last couple of days. This means that river levels are expected to fall slowly during the evening of Sunday 1st April. The forecast is for some light rainfall on Sunday and further, heavy rain on Monday. We are expecting river levels to fall slowly over Sunday evening. The river is likely to respond to further rainfall on Monday and rise over the course of Monday evening and Tuesday morning. Levels remain high around Needham Mill. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. 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 1 Apr 2018 09:36
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last couple of days. This means that river levels are expected to remain high throughout today, Sunday 1st April. The forecast is for some light rainfall on Sunday and further, heavy rain on Monday. We are expecting river levels to rise gently throughout today, particularly around Needham Mill, before falling during Sunday afternoon. The river is likely to respond to further rainfall on Monday and rise over the course of Monday evening and Tuesday morning. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. 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 31 Mar 2018 13:45
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall yesterday, Friday 30th March. This means that river levels are expected to remain high for the remainder of Saturday, peaking in the evening. Levels are currently highest around Scole and Billingford. The forecast is for further light rainfall across Saturday and Sunday. We are expecting river levels to gently rise over the course of Saturday before falling during Sunday morning. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. 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 7 Mar 2018 10:32
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days, combined with the snow melting from last week. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of unsettled weather with isolated showers, potentially heavy at times, over the next 24 hours We are expecting river levels to remain high and responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 15:36
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the rainfall on Sunday combined with the snow melting from last week. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the area. The forecast is for no significant rainfall in the next 12 hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high, but continue to slowly recede in the upper parts of the River Waveney. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 08:46
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the rainfall on Sunday combined with the snow melting from last week. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the area. The forecast is for no significant rainfall in the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high, but soon start to slowly recede in the upper parts of the River Waveney. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2018 16:03
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the rainfall on Sunday combined with last week's snow melting. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the area. The forecast is for no significant rainfall in the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high, but soon start to slowly recede in the upper parts of the River Waveney. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2018 07:55
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last 24 hours combined with last week's snow melting. This means that river levels are expected to continue to rise over the next few hours. The forecast is for no significant rainfall for the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high throughout today. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 09:49
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels remain high, particularly around Wainford and Ellingham. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather 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. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 15:58
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall earlier today. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days. We are expecting river levels to remain high before slowly receding over night. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 08:39
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels will continue to remain high in response to recent rainfall. The forecast is for further rain over the course of Thursday and Friday. We are expecting river levels to remain high over the next few days as water makes its way through the system. Peak water levels are currently around Needham Mill. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 16:17
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are continuing to respond. The forecast is for the weather to remain largely dry overnight and into Thursday. We are expecting river levels to rise and remain high for the next few hours, receding overnight and into Thursday morning. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 08:54
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are rising in response to the most recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of unsettled weather with scattered blustery showers through the day. We are expecting river levels to remain high and responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 18:33
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of unsettled weather with scattered blustery showers through the night and further showers possible during Wednesday. We are expecting river levels to remain high and responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 09:00
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of unsettled weather with scattered showers throughout the day. We are expecting river levels to recede through the day but remain responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 16:49
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of dry weather through the night but further rainfall is expected during Tuesday afternoon. We are expecting river levels to continue to drop as the water moves through the system, but they will be responsive to any additional rainfall. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 09:19
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of scattered showers through the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high but will start to recede towards the upper parts of the catchments, but remain reactive to any further rainfall. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 16:52
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for a period of scattered showers through the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high but will start to recede in the upper parts of the catchments, but remain reactive to any further rainfall. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 09:37
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for some scattered showers through the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high and fluctuate in response to any rainfall Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 17:23
Waveney
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last few days. This means that river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall. The forecast is for showers through the night which will keep river levels high and fluctuating. We are expecting river levels to remain high but peak shortly and then start to recede however further rainfall is likely to cause levels to rise. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.