Flood Alert Info - River Rea

Area Description

Low-lying land and roads between Longbridge and Nechells on the River Rea.
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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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 25 Aug 2020 08:19
River Rea
River levels have risen at the Selly Park gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected from this morning, Tuesday 25/08/20. Flooding is affecting Low-lying land and roads between Longbridge and Nechells on the River Rea. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Wednesday 26/08/20. We are monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather. 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. Stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 26/08/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Aug 2020 10:14
River Rea
This flood alert remains in force as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area today Monday 17/08/2020 and overnight. 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 Aug 2020 09:33
River Rea
This flood alert remains in force as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area today Sunday 16/08/2020 and overnight. 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 15 Aug 2020 11:52
River Rea
This flood alert remains in force as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area this evening and overnight today Saturday 15/08/2020. 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 14 Aug 2020 11:45
River Rea
This flood alert remains in force as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area today and tonight Friday 14/08/2020. 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 13 Aug 2020 10:24
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area today and tonight (13/08/2020). 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 12 Aug 2020 12:00
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area today and 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 10 Aug 2020 14:43
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as a precaution. Heavy rain and potentially severe thunderstorms have been forecast for this area later this afternoon and overnight tonight (10/8/20). Further heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for the next few days, however there is uncertainty 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 25 Jul 2020 11:49
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area through this afternoon, Saturday 25th July 2020. 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 Jun 2020 09:46
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as a precaution as thunderstorms have been forecast for this area today and into this evening (26/06/2020). 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 17 Jun 2020 16:23
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as a precaution as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area tonight, 17/06/20. 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, 18/06/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jun 2020 16:35
River Rea
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 12 Apr 2020 13:08
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area this afternoon and tonight 12/04/2020. 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 15 Feb 2020 15:03
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain has been forecast for this area today 15/02/2020. There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of the 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 14 Nov 2019 13:28
River Rea
River levels have risen at the Selly Park river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Rea between Longbridge and Nechells including Northfield, Kings Norton, Lifford, Stirchley, Selly Park and Digbeth. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. 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 in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 17:44
River Rea
River levels are falling in the Upper Tame area but are peaking or still rising in the Middle Tame are and on the River Anker. River levels continue to rise in the Lower Tame area as the flood water moves down the river catchment. 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 Rea
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 12:27
River Rea
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 29 Sep 2019 08:48
River Rea
River levels are forecast to rise at the Selly Park river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 9:00 today, 29/09/19. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Rea between Longbridge and Nechells including Northfield, Kings Norton, Lifford, Stirchley, Selly Park and Digbeth Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until this evening on 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 this afternoon, 29/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 18:34
River Rea
River levels are forecast to rise at the Selly Park river gauge as a result of expected heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible early Sunday morning around 1:00, 29/09/19. Flooding may affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Rea between Longbridge and Nechells including Northfield, Kings Norton, Lifford, Stirchley, Selly Park and Digbeth. Heavy rainfall is forecast overnight. We expect river levels to remain high until later tomorrow morning, 29/09/19. 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 24 Sep 2019 11:16
River Rea
River levels have risen at the Selly Park river ga


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2019 18:21
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as further heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area this evening and tonight (30/07/2019). There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms and 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 23 Jul 2019 16:32
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as thunderstorms have been forecast for tonight (23.07.2019). 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 24 Jun 2019 12:30
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area tonight Monday 24 June 2019. There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms/the 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 18 Jun 2019 15:40
River Rea
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 12 Jun 2019 21:52
River Rea
River levels have risen at the Selly Park river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours. Consequently, flooding of roads is possible later this evening. Flooding is expected to affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Rea between Longbridge and Nechells including Northfield, Kings Norton, Lifford, Stirchley, Selly Park and Digbeth. We expect river levels to rise throughout this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 12/06/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Aug 2018 14:43
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as a precautionary measure following the forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms in the area from later this afternoon into early evening (Sunday 12 August 2018). 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 27 Jul 2018 11:38
River Rea
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
River Rea
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 13 Jul 2018 10:14
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area today (Friday 13 July). 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 12 Jul 2018 13:47
River Rea
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area today (Thursday 12 July). 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 27 May 2018 17:54
River Rea
River levels have risen sharply on the River Rea as a result the heavy rainfall today. Flooding to roads and properties from surface water is likely as well as significant patches of standing water. As river levels continue to rise there may be flooding to low lying land and roads in the area. The rain is expected to continue to fall in the area until 9pm this evening (27 May 2018) so please remain vigilant.