Flood Alert Info - The Rivers Box and Brett

Area Description

The River Box from Boxford, to and including Thorrington Street, and the River Brett from Cockfield, to and including Higham.
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.

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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 30 Jan 2021 09:46
River Box, River Brett
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, Saturday 30th January. River levels are high in response to recent rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall this morning and into the afternoon, with no further significant rain forecast tomorrow. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 9am tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 07:54
River Box, River Brett
This message has been issued because flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the rest of today, Friday 29th January 2021, and into tomorrow, Saturday 30th January 2021. River levels are currently high due to recent rainfall. River levels are expected to remain high, and responsive to further rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate and are monitoring river level response to the overnight rainfall. 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 closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 16:22
River Box, River Brett
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 09:37
River Box, River Brett
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 rainfall to continue through this morning with further heavy outbreaks to follow 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 by 18:00 today, Thursday 28th January.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 20:56
River Box, River Brett
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 08:47
River Box, River Brett
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 25 Dec 2020 07:33
River Box, River Brett
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 19:18
River Box, River Brett
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 24 Dec 2020 08:49
River Box, River Brett
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely throughout today, Thursday 24th December. River levels are currently high, but are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today following the rain overnight. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for showers today moving into more settled weather over the next few days. 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 by 6pm on Thursday 24th December.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Dec 2020 10:29
River Box, River Brett
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, Saturday the 5th of December. River levels are currently high due to the recent rainfall. Levels are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today but will remain responsive to any further rainfall. 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 today and through Sunday the 6th of 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 5pm today, Saturday the 5th of December.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 16:04
River Box, River Brett
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. 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 tomorrow, Saturday 5th December. Avoid walking or driving through flood water - just 30cm of fast flowing water is enough to move your car. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message by 10am tomorrow, Saturday 5th December.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 07:17
River Box, River Brett
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 4th December. The Rivers Box and Brett are rising steadily in response to the overnight 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 light rainfall this morning and through Saturday 5th 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 4th December.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 15:32
River Box, River Brett
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas today, Sunday 15th November. River levels are expected to continue to rise in response to today's rain. 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 some potential showers during the remainder of today, Sunday 15th November, before clearing overnight. 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 22 Dec 2019 10:59
River Box, River Brett
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 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 12:38
River Box, River Brett
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 09:02
River Box, River Brett
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. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 11:45
River Box, River Brett
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas throughout today, 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 2 Apr 2018 17:28
River Box, River Brett
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 Box and Brett catchments, particularly around Boxford, where levels have recently peaked. The forecast is for no significant rainfall on Monday evening into Tuesday. We are expecting river levels to slowly fall over the next 12 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 11:03
River Box, River Brett
This message has been issued because of steady rainfall falling over a saturated catchment today, Monday 2nd April. This means that river levels are expected to continue to rise over the next couple of hours. The forecast is for further rainfall until midday today. We are expecting river levels to continue to rise over the course of Monday morning and into the afternoon, before falling this evening. 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.