Flood Warning Info - Freshfield Bridge to Sharpsbridge

Area Description

River Ouse from Freshfield Bridge to Sharpsbridge including Sheffield Park Station and Fletching Mill.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 6 Mar 2020 10:10
River Ouse
River levels between Freshfield Mill Farm and Sharpsbridge have fallen slightly from their peak, but are still very high. Friday and Saturday 7/3/2020 are forecast to be dry. River levels will continue to fall very slowly. But flood impacts affecting properties, gardens and fields will likely continue until Saturday 7/3/2020. Flood water will affect rural roads including Sloop Lane, Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge Lane. More rain is predicted Sunday morning and Monday afternoon 9/3/2020. The risk of flooding will increase again, dependant on the amount of rain we receive. Current predictions suggest river levels could return to similar heights seen today 6/3/2020, but probably slightly lower. Please plan to avoid driving through flood prone routes suggested in this message. Remain prepared for the risk of flooding to increase again from Sunday. We will continue to monitor river levels and forecasts. We will update this message by 12:00 7/3/2020


Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 19:50
River Ouse
The River Ouse has been rising steadily in response to 26mm of rainfall today. River levels are predicted to continue rising further this evening, and flooding is expected from 23:00 05/03/2020. Isolated properties including and near to Freshfield Mill Farm, Sharpsbridge, Sheffield Mill Bridge and Fletching Mill Bridge are likely to be affected by flooding as well as gardens, rural roads and nearby fields. Thursday evening and Friday should be relatively dry, so river levels are expected to begin to fall from 11:00 on Friday 06/03/2020, returning to more normal levels by Friday evening. However, further rain is forecast into next week and so levels may rise, and flood risk could return again. Flood protection products are recommended to be installed now, if you have them, to reduce the impact of flooding. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 14:00 06/03/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 08:54
River Ouse
River levels are still high on the Ouse, but have now peaked and are falling at all locations between Freshfield Bridge and Goldbridge, after Storm Dennis's widespread heavy rain. Flood impacts will continue to affect properties, including Freshfield Mill Farm, Millers Cottage, Freshfield. Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. Please continue to take care in and around flood affected areas, flood water can contain hidden dangers. Rain has now cleared, and only isolated showers are expected until Thursday 20/2/2020. These showers are unlikely to cause river levels to rise significantly, if at all. River levels may not return to normal until Tuesday 18/2/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, suggested in this message. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 11:00 18/2/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 23:33
River Ouse
River levels are still high on the Ouse, but have now peaked and are beginning to fall at all locations between Freshfield Bridge and Goldbridge, after Storm Dennis' widespread heavy rain. Flood impacts will continue to affect properties, including Freshfield Mill Farm, Millers Cottage, Freshfield. Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. Please continue to take care in and around flood affected areas, flood water can contain hidden dangers. Rain has now cleared, and only isolated showers are expected until Thursday 20/2/2020. These showers are unlikely to cause river levels to rise significantly, if at all. River levels may not return to normal until Tuesday 18/2/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, suggested in this message. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 10:00 17/2/2020..


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 09:14
River Ouse
The Upper Ouse is rising quickly due to 30mm of rainfall brought by Storm Dennis. A further 10 mm is possible by 15:00 16/02/2020. Property flooding is expected from 12:00 16/02/2020. Water will also affect fields, gardens, and roads. Impacts could be similar to Christmas 2019. Locations could include: Freshfield Mill Farm, Millers Cottage, Freshfield. As well as Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. Rain will ease Sunday afternoon. With only isolated showers through to midweek, river levels should begin to fall by Monday evening 17/02/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 22:00 16/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 10:02
River Ouse
River levels are still high following Saturday’s rain. Flooding impacts will continue. Locations to be affected will include Freshfield Mill Farm and Millers Cottage in Freshfield, and Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. River levels have already peaked, but are now falling at Freshfield Mill. River levels further downstream towards Sharpsbridge should begin to peak and slowly fall by 11:00 22/12/2019. Sunday and Monday should stay largely dry, which should allow river levels to fall towards more normal levels by Monday afternoon 23/12/2019. There remains a possibility of heavy showers on Tuesday 24/12/2019; we'll share more information over the coming days. Some roads described in this message could still be affected by flood water. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 12:00 23/12/2019.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 15:51
River Ouse
River levels are still high following Friday’s heavy rain. More widespread rain is forecast from 17:00 today 21/12/2019 until 08:00 22/12/2019. Flooding is possible from 23:00 21/12/2019. Locations to be affected will include Freshfield Mill Farm and Millers Cottage in Freshfield, and Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. River levels will peak by 21:00 22/12/2019, and then slowly fall. Sunday and Monday should stay largely dry, but rain is forecast for Tuesday (24/12/2019), which may cause river levels to rise again. Some roads described in this message could become impassable. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 12:00 22/12/2019.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 19:50
River Ouse
Following nearly a month’s rainfall over the past week and 20mm Thursday night, river levels are still very high on the River Ouse. Flood impacts will likely continue until Sunday 22/12/2019. Locations to be affected will include Freshfield Mill Farm and Millers Cottage in Freshfield and Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. A small amount of rain in the early hours of Saturday will be followed by more widespread rain between 17:00 Saturday 21/12/2019 and 08:00 Sunday 22/12/2019. While river levels may fall slightly Friday night and Saturday morning, by Sunday (22/12/2019) river levels will return to hights similar to those experienced Friday (20/12/2019), if not higher. Some roads mentioned in this message could become impassable, please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 17:00 21/12/2019.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 05:50
River Ouse
Following nearly a month’s rainfall over the past week and 20mm Thursday night, river levels are high and rising on the River Ouse. Flooding is expected from 11:00 20/12/2019. Locations to be affected will include Freshfield Mill Farm and Millers Cottage in Freshfield and Bridge Cottage at Sheffield Bridge. Flooding will also affect roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge. The widespread rain should clear from 09:00 20/12/2019, leaving a largely dry day Friday, apart from isolated showers. Widespread rain will return from 15:00 Saturday 21/12/2019. River levels will continue to rise until 03:00 21/12/2019, but further increases should be expected Saturday evening (21/12/2019) following the next band of rain. Some roads mentioned in this message could become impassable, please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 21:00 20/12/2019.