Flood Warning Info - River Mole at Sidlow, Leigh and Betchworth

Area Description

River Mole at Sidlow, Leigh and Betchworth including Kinnersley Manor, Surrey.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 21:34
River Mole
River levels remain high but steady as a result of heavy rainfall over the past 36 hours. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties on and around Reigate Road at Sidlow. No further significant rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high overnight into Monday morning, 17/02/2020. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 13:56
River Mole
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is possible between 4 pm and 11pm today, 16 February 2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties on and around Reigate Road at Sidlow, near the river. Flood water could be deep and fast flowing and therefore pose a risk to life. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 15 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until the afternoon on 17 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and liaising with emergency services and our partners. Please avoid contact with flood water and remain safe in the area of concern and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated by 9pm on 16 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 04:21
River Mole
River levels remain as a result of heavy rainfall high but are beginning to fall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. There remains a possibility of flooding for properties on and around Reigate Road at Sidlow. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Sunday 22/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from the River Mole and operating our defences and structures. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, avoid contact with flood water and remain safe. Although levels are falling this Flood Warning will remain in force. We will continue to monitor the situation and will remove or update this warning as required. This message will be update early afternoon on Saturday 21/12/2019 or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 16:25
River Mole
River levels have begun to peak following heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible throughout this afternoon, Friday 20/12/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties on and around Reigate Road at Sidlow, near the river. Further rainfall is forecast during Saturday 21/12/2019. We expect river levels to remain high until Saturday afternoon 21/12/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and are liaising with emergency services and our partners. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water and remain safe in the area of concern. This message will be updated by 8am Saturday 21/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 12:18
River Mole
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall over the past 48 hours. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and low lying land is possible today from 14:00, continuing through the weekend. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties on and around Reigate Road at Sidlow. Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high today and through the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris on the River Mole and its tributaries. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and remain aware of your local situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.