Flood Alert Info - The Rivers Blyth and Walpole and Chediston, Bramfield and Wrentham watercourses

Area Description

The Rivers Blyth and Walpole and Chediston, Bramfield and Wrentham watercourses.
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

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 15 Feb 2021 11:44
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over today, Monday 15th February, into tomorrow. River levels and groundwater levels remain high in the area and very responsive to further rainfall and snow melt. We are monitoring river level response as we move to warmer temperatures and a thaw. The forecast is for light rain clearing over the course of today, followed by warmer temperatures and further bands of light rain on Tuesday 16th and through the week. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will update this message by 9am tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Feb 2021 13:10
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the rest of today, Saturday 6th February, and into tomorrow. River levels are rising due to this mornings rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate and are monitoring river level response. The forecast is for rain this afternoon, with further rain and snow tomorrow. 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 9am tomorrow


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 07:31
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely through today, Friday 29th January 2021. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today. 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 monitoring the situation, and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 16:10
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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. 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 28 Jan 2021 11:55
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely through today, Thursday 28th January 2021. River levels are responding to the overnight rain and will remain responsive to further rainfall. The forecast is for further heavy outbreaks of rain 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 by 18:00 today, Thursday 28th January.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 20:43
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 currently high, but are expected to start to drop overnight. The forecast is for more settled weather tomorrow which should allow river levels to fall, however more rain is expected Saturday. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 10:00, Friday 15th January 2021.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 07:57
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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. 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 6pm on Thursday 14th January.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2021 13:51
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is expected throughout today, Tuesday 5th January. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for very localised heavy showers, which makes it very difficult to predict where river responses will lead to flooding. 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 25 Dec 2020 07:34
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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. 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 18:53
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 beginning to drop, but will remain responsive to further rainfall. 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 23 Dec 2020 12:35
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely today, Wednesday 23th December. River levels are expected to continue to rise. 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 persistant 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 4 Dec 2020 15:33
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 4th December. River levels are currently high due to today's rainfall, and are expected to remain high overnight. 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 tomorrow, Saturday 5th 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, Saturday 5th December.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 07:22
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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, Friday the 4th of December. River levels are currently high due to the overnight rainfall, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today. 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 light rainfall this morning and through Saturday the 5th of December. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 3pm today, Friday the 4th of December.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 10:51
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 through the rest of today, Sunday 15th November. River levels have risen due to the rainfall this morning. River levels are likely to continue to rise in response to the rainfall. It is possible that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area over the next few hours. The forecast is for further rainfall through this morning and into this afternoon before clearing by the evening. Tomorrow, Monday 16th November, is forecast to be mostly dry. 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 Feb 2020 17:33
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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, Saturday 29/02/2020. We are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the area of Wissett. 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 persistent and scattered showers through today, Friday 28/02/2020, but these are not expected to be heavy. 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 17 Feb 2020 18:03
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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, Tuesday 18th February. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today and into tomorrow. The forecast is for conditions to remain dry and windy, with some showers through Tuesday 18th February, but these are not expected to be heavy. 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 17 Feb 2020 12:26
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas over the next few hours and into this evening, Monday 17th February. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today and into tomorrow. The forecast is for conditions to remain dry and windy, with some showers through Tuesday 18th February, but these are not expected to be heavy. 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 Feb 2020 15:28
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas over the next few hours and into this evening, Sunday 16th February 2020. The Rivers are starting to rise in response to recent rainfall. The forecast is for further rainfall during today, Sunday 16th February. 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 10:57
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 16 January. River levels continue to remain 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 15 Jan 2020 11:03
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 expected to continue to rise as a result of the overnight rainfall. The forecast for today, Wednesday 15th January, is 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 monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 10:13
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 12:27
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 is for rain showers this afternoon with some heavier rain overnight and into tomorrow morning 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 20 Dec 2019 08:03
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas. The rivers are reacting quickly and rising sharply in response to the rainfall. The forecast is for further light rain today, Friday 20 December 2019. Further showers are forecast for tomorrow, but these are not expected to be heavy. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 11:25
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas The Wissett watercourse is rising steadily in response to rainfall overnight and through today, Tuesday 17 December. The forecast is for some further rainfall through today although this is not expected to be heavy. Tomorrow, Wednesday 18 December looks to be drier. 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 27 Nov 2019 08:21
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas throughout today and into tonight, Wednesday 27th November 2019. River levels are currently high following the overnight rain and 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 showers to get more scattered and less intense through the day as we move into more settled weather. 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 14 Nov 2019 12:43
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas throughout this afternoon, Thursday 14th November 2019. We are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in response to the rainfall earlier this morning. Although river levels are likely to continue to rise for a few hours and will take several hours to return to normal. 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 this afternoon and overnight which will allow river levels to fall. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update or remove this message later today, Thursday 14th November 2019.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Oct 2019 09:33
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because there remains a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until this evening, Monday 7th October 2019. River levels are beginning to drop but will remain responsive to further rainfall. The forecast is for further light rainfall and this alert will remain in place until the risk of flooding has passed. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message this afternoon, Monday 7th October 2019.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 18:13
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because there remains a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas over the next couple of hours. Levels remain high in the Chediston, Wissett and Wrentham watercourses. The forecast is for no further rainfall throughout 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 tomorrow, Monday 7th October 2019.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 12:59
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas this afternoon, Sunday 6th October 2019. The Chediston, Wissett and Wrentham watercourses are reacting quickly and rising sharply in response to the rainfall overnight and this morning. The forecast is for heavy rainfall throughout today and into this evening. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message when necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 17:25
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall today, Monday 2nd April. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the Blyth catchment, particularly around Halesworth. The forecast is for no significant rainfall on Monday evening into Tuesday. We are expecting river levels to slowly fall over the course of 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 09:36
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall today, Monday 2nd April. This means that river levels are continuing to rise in the Upper Blyth catchment. The forecast is for continued rain until midday. We are expecting river levels to respond to further rainfall throughout Monday 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 5 Mar 2018 16:25
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 around Holton. 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 River Blyth downstream of Holton. 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 09:31
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last 24 hours combined with last week's snow melting. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the area around Holton. The forecast is for no significant rainfall for the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high, but have started to recede in the upper parts of the Rivers Blyth and Walpole, Bramfield and Wrentham watercourses. 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 4 Mar 2018 18:50
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last 3 hours combined with the melting snow from the previous week. This means that river levels are expected to continue to rise over the next few hours. The forecast is for continued light rainfall for the next four to six hours. We are expecting river levels to remain high and responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment. 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 16:12
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 08:50
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 course of today. 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 16:19
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last 12 hours. 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 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 07:45
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because of the rainfall over the last 12 hours. This means that river levels are rising in response to the 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 30 Dec 2017 17:56
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
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 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.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 09:27
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because of the persistent heavy rainfall that is currently affecting this area. This means that we are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the area of Halesworth. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days. We are expecting river levels to remain 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 29 Dec 2017 15:26
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because of the persistent heavy rainfall that has been affecting this area. This means that river levels are expected to continue to rise over the next few hours, especially near Halesworth. The forecast is for light rain for the rest of the day with a band of rainfall overnight. We are expecting river levels to rise and remain high until tomorrow morning 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 27 Dec 2017 16:12
Blyth, Walpole, Chediston, Wrentham
This message has been issued because of the steady rainfall over the last 22 hours. This means that river levels are expected to continue to rise over the next few hours however the worst of the rainfall has passed and further impacts will be limited. The forecast is for the rainfall to ease off this evening and a period of dry weather to follow on Thursday. We are expecting river levels to rise and remain high for the next few hours and recede overnight. 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. This alert covers a wide area but effects on the ground are most likely around Wissett.