Flood Alert Info - River Sowe, River Sherbourne, Canley Brook and Finham Brook

Area Description

Low-lying land and roads between Bedworth and Baginton on the River Sowe, between Allesley and Whitley on the River Sherbourne, between Tile Hill and Canley on the Canley Brook and the Finham Brook and its 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

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 12 Aug 2020 16:55
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area tonight (12/08/2020). There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms and associated heavy rain. 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 16 Jun 2020 16:42
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
This flood alert has been issued as a precaution as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area tonight, 16/06/20. There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms. 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 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. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/06/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 19:32
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels are falling at the Kenilworth river gauge. Further scattered showers are forecast over the next 6 hours. 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 have deep standing water. This message will be updated Sunday, 01/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 12:35
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels have risen at the Kenilworth river gauge as a result of the persistent overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected later today, Saturday 29/02/2020. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. River levels are expected to remain steady and then start to fall later this afternoon. 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 later today, Saturday 29/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 17:27
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Kenilworth river gauge as a result of Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. 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 09:35
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels have risen at the Kenilworth and Hollyhead road gauges 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 through to midday, 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. Please 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 13:25
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Kenilworth, Hall green and Hollyhead Road river gauges as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected overnight and into tomorrow, 16/02/20. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. Further heavy 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. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 18:29
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels have risen at the Kenilworth river gauge as a result of the heavy rainfall today, Friday 20 December 2019. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. No further heavy rainfall is forecast only showers this evening and 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 tomorrow, 21 December 2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 15:57
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
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. Flooding may affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. 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 05:02
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels previously rose in this area due to persistent heavy rainfall on 14 November 2019, which resulted in flooding of property, roads and farmland. The weather outlook is now improving and these levels are falling, but they will remain high for at least the next 8 hours. 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 15:29
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels have risen at the Kenilworth river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. 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, 15/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 07:08
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels have risen at the Kenilworth river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from Sunday morning, 10/11/19. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. No further rainfall is forecast today. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Sunday and into Monday, 11/11/19. 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 avoid contact with flood water This message will be updated this afternoon, 10/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 17:52
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
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 08:18
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
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 12:19
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
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 30 Sep 2019 17:52
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Kenilworth river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible later this evening and overnight. Flooding may affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. 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, 01/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 16:37
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels remain high at the Kenilworth river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Flooding may affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherbourne between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. 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, 30/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 08:10
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels are forcastto rise at the Kenilworth river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected Sunday morning from 9:00, 29/09/19. Flooding may affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Monday, 30/09/19. 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. This message will be updated this afternoon, 29/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 18:30
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Kenilworth river gauge as a result of expected heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected early Sunday morning around 4:00, 29/09/19. Flooding may affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. Heavy rainfall is forecast overnight. We expect river levels to remain high until Sunday afternoon, 29/09/19. 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. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 29/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2019 18:06
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Holyhead Road river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected later this evening (30/07/2019) and overnight. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to River Sowe between Bedworth and Baginton, River Sherboune between Allesley and Whitley, Canley Brook between Tile Hill and Canley and the Finham Brook at Kenilworth. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours which may cause river levels to rise further. We are closely monitoring the situation and 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, 31/07/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jun 2019 15:45
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
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 27 Jul 2018 11:55
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
This Flood Alert remains in force as a precautionary measure due to the possibility of thunderstorms in this area from this afternoon (Friday 27 July 2018) through to Saturday morning. There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms. 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 26 Jul 2018 12:42
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
This Flood Alert is being issued as a precautionary measure following the forecast of thunderstorms in this area. This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area from this afternoon (Thursday 26 July 2018) through to Saturday morning. There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms. 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 16:37
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
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 07:59
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
Water levels within the Kenilworth and Coventry areas and along the River Sowe have been steadily rising as a result of overnight rainfall. Levels will continue to rise throughout this morning and will remain high for most 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 12 Mar 2018 16:48
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
As a result of todays rainfall, river levels have risen on the Finham Brook with flooding to low lying land and roads now expected. The River Sowe, River Sherbourne and Canley Brook are also rising into this evening. 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 17:50
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
Heavy and prolonged rainfall has fallen over the last 24 hours. 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 night, so this Flood Alert will remain in force. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update the situation as it changes. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 08:56
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
Heavy and prolonged rainfall has fallen overnight on Low-lying land and roads between Bedworth and Baginton on the River Sowe, between Allesley and Whitley on the River Sherbourne, between Tile Hill and Canley on the Canley Brook and the Finham Brook 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 16:24
Sowe, Sherbourne, Canley Brook
Heavy rain has fallen within the River Sowe, River Sherbourne, Canley Brook and Finham Brook 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.