Flood Alert Info - The River Gipping, from downstream of Needham Market, to upstream of London Road Bridge, Ipswich

Area Description

The River Gipping, from downstream of Needham Market, to upstream of London Road Bridge, Ipswich.
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 20 Dec 2019 10:43
Gipping
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 27 Nov 2019 14:30
Gipping
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 around Creeting 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 3 Apr 2018 13:46
Gipping
River levels are now steadily falling, but still remain quite high in some locations. The forecast is for no significant rainfall for today, Tuesday 3rd April. We will continue to monitor levels closely.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 17:24
Gipping
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 throughout the Gipping catchment. The forecast is for no significant rainfall on Monday evening into Tuesday. We are expecting river levels to stabilise over the next couple of hours. The river has peaked at Creeting but continues to rise slowly at Stowmarket. 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 12:12
Gipping
This message has been issued because of persistent rainfall on Monday 2nd April. This means that river levels are expected to continue to rise over Monday, with the peak of the river currently near Stowmarket and Creeting. The forecast is for some light rainfall before midday today. We are expecting river levels to peak on Monday afternoon before gradually falling on 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.