Flood Alert Info - River Stour in South Warwickshire

Area Description

River Stour and tributaries.
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 16 Feb 2020 19:15
River Stour
River levels are rising slowly at the Alscot Park river gauge as a result of Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to rise until later this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges 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, 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 11:18
River Stour
River levels are still rising on the River Stour as a result of the persistent heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis and are expected to remain high for the next few days. Consequently, the flooding of low lying property, roads and land is expected to continue. Further potentially heavy rainfall is forecast for the next 6 hours, Sunday 16/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated in the afternoon, Sunday 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 13:41
River Stour
River levels are forecast to rise at the Shipston river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected from 15:00 this afternoon, 15/02/20. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Monday 17/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges 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, 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 14:00
River Stour
River levels have remained high at the Shipston river gauge as a result of yesterday’s rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding to low-lying land and roads remains. Further heavy rainfall is forecast today, Friday 20 December 2019, and over the next 6 hours followed by heavy showers over the weekend. We expect river levels to remain high and continue to rise with the rain today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses. This message will be updated later today, 20 December 2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 13:43
River Stour
River levels are forecast to rise at the Shipston river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding to roads and farmland remains. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 16:08
River Stour
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain has been forecast for this area later today (Wednesday 18 December 2019) and tomorrow (Thursday 19 December 2019). River levels are forecast to rise at the river gauges as a result of the expected heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible tomorrow, 19 December 2019. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 05:11
River Stour
River levels have previously risen in this area due to persistent heavy rainfall on 14 November 2019, resulting in flooding of property, roads and farmland. The weather outlook is now improving and these levels are falling. At this time, we are not expecting any further flooding but continue to monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please stay aware in case any further warnings are issued and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may still be flooded. This message will be updated later this morning, 15/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 10:30
River Stour
River levels are rising at the Shipston river gauge as a result of heavy overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected this morning and there is the potential for property flooding during Thursday. Further rainfall is forecast during Thursday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and actively checking river levels and the weather forecast.. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, 14/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 16:52
River Stour
River levels are forecast to rise at the Shipston and Alscot Park river gauges as a result of expected heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible in the early hours of tomorrow morning, 14/11/19. Rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to begin rising overnight tonight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 16:56
River Stour
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Shipston river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 18 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 20:00 today, 10/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges 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, 11/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 07:20
River Stour
River levels are high but steady at the Shipston river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. No further rainfall is forecast today. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Sunday, 10/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued This message will be updated this afternoon, 10/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 19:21
River Stour
River levels are forecast to rise at the Shipston river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin between 01:00 and 03:00 tomorrow morning, 10/11/19. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Sunday, 10/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 10/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 17:51
River Stour
River levels are falling or peaking in the Upper Avon, the Rivers Sowe and Dene areas, are peaking on the Rivers Arrow and Alne, but are still rising in the Middle Avon and in the Rivers Leam, Itchen and Stour areas. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is still possible. No further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 27/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 08:17
River Stour
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Flooding may be affecting low-lying land and roads. We expect river levels to continue to rise today (26/10/19) We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast and checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 12:16
River Stour
This Flood Alert is being issued as a precautionary measure following the forecast of heavy persistent rainfall, with the possibility of isolated heavier downpours across this area. This is expected to occur from this afternoon (Friday 25th October) and overnight until Saturday afternoon (26th October). However, there is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected. River and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Jun 2019 14:25
River Stour
River levels have risen at the Shipston river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected later this afternoon and evening. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 3 hours. We expect river levels to rise until 18:00 on Tuesday, 25/06/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast and checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, Tuesday 25/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jun 2019 15:42
River Stour
This flood alert has been issued as a precautionary measure as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area overnight (in the early hours of Wednesday 19th June 2019). There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms. As a result river and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 17:07
River Stour
River levels will remain high for the rest of the day. No flooding of properties is expected and no warnings are expected to be issued. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website. Showers are expected tomorrow. We will continue to monitor river levels in this location.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 09:19
River Stour
The River Stour in the Shipston area is steadily rising. Overnight rainfall will see that levels will continue to rise throughout this morning and will remain high for the remainder of today (Monday 2nd April). There may be flooding to low lying land and roads in the area. Remain vigilant as further rain is expected throughout today, which may lead to further flood risk. We will continue to monitor river levels in this location. At the time of this statement, no flooding of properties is expected and no warnings are expected to be issued. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 10:36
River Stour
Levels on the River Stour in South Warwickshire are still high but are steadily falling with low lying land and roads still remaining at risk of flooding. They will continue to fall as light scattered showers are expected today. At the time of this statement flooding of properties is not expected and no flood warnings are expected to be issued. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the evening and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 18:46
River Stour
Heavy showery rain yesterday and overnight has resulted in levels rising on the River Stour today (Friday 30th March) and there may be flooding to low lying land and roads tomorrow (Saturday 31st March) in this area. River levels are expected to continue rising as the area is affected by the current bands of heavy showery rain until the early hours of tomorrow morning. This Flood Alert is issued as a precaution based on river level forecast. At the time of this statement flooding of properties is not expected and no flood warnings are expected to be issued. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the evening and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 17:10
River Stour
As a result of todays rainfall, river levels have risen on the River Stour in Warwickshire with flooding to low lying land and roads now expected. River levels are expected to remain high throughout the evening and overnight. No flooding of property is currently expected. Please take care near watercourses and check the GOV.UK website for further information. The Environment Agency has had field staff out clearing trash screens and are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 09:16
Stour
Heavy and prolonged rainfall has fallen overnight on the River Stour and its tributaries. Further rainfall is expected throughout this morning. As a result, River levels are expected to remain high in this area and there may be flooding to low lying land and roads. River levels are expected to remain raised throughout the remainder of today, so this Flood Alert will remain in force. Due to the heavy and persistent nature of this rainfall additional flood risk may occur, we will continue to monitor the situation and will issue Flood Warnings where required. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 16:36
Stour
Heavy rain has fallen within the River Stour catchment last night (Monday 25 December 2017). This has resulted in river levels rising in this area, and as a precaution we have issued the flood alert, as there may be flooding to low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is expected over overnight. No flood warnings are currently expected to be issued for this area. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our website with any developments in the forecast. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website.