Flood Alert Info - River Lavant

Area Description

The River Lavant from Mid Lavant to Shopwhyke including Chichester.
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


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 08:31
River Lavant
River levels through Mid and East Lavant are still higher than normal, because of the above average rainfall this winter. Less than 10mm of rain was measured last night. River levels only rose by 5cm, and are already falling again. Fine drizzle Tuesday evening 10/3/2020 could accumulate to another 5mm by Wednesday morning. River levels will likely rise again, but only by a small amount. Minimal flood impacts affecting fields, some gardens, rural roads and access bridges near Sheepwash Lane is still expected, while river levels remain higher than normal. There are currently no large amounts of rain forecast for the rest of the working week. River levels should remain relatively stable, but high, until the weekend. Please remain prepared for the forecast to potentially change and flood risk to increase. We are managing structures in Westhampnett to operate the River Lavant Flood Alleviation scheme to reduce the flood risk. We will update this message by 12:00 11/3/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 17:38
River Lavant
River levels through Mid and East Lavant are still higher than normal, because of the above average rainfall this winter. Rainfall totals for this afternoon, overnight and into Tuesday morning 10/3/2020 are predicted to be 10-20mm. River levels will rise, but should peak lower than experienced on Thursday 5/3/2020. Minor flooding affecting fields, some gardens and rural roads near Sheepwash Lane is still possible from 23:00 9/3/2020, but would be dependent on receiving the higher amount of rainfall. The weather will remain unsettled for the rest of the week, but in general there should be less rain. The river should begin to fall by 09:00 10/3/2020. However, the River Lavant will stay higher than normal for weeks. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We are managing structures in Westhampnett to operate the River Lavant Flood Alleviation scheme to reduce the flood risk. We will update this message by 12:00 10/3/2020


Flood Alert issued on 8 Mar 2020 09:04
River Lavant
River levels through Mid and East Lavant are still higher than normal, because of the above average rainfall this winter. Rain Sunday morning was less than predicted. A few showers Sunday 8/3/2020 should not cause river levels to rise, but equally river levels will only fall by a minimal amount, if at all. Further widespread rain Monday evening (9/3/2020) is expected to cause river levels to rise by a small amount (10cm). Minor flood impacts affecting fields and some gardens and rural roads near Sheepwash Lane, are expected to continue, and increase slightly from 22:00 Monday 9/3/2020, before beginning to fall by 06:00 10/3/2020. Smaller amounts of rain are expected Tuesday to Thursday 12/3/2020. River levels are unlikely to fall significantly this week, but they may not rise by much either. Please remain prepared for the risk of flooding to increase again Monday evening. We will continue to monitor river levels and forecasts. We will update this message by 21:00 09/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2020 09:42
River Lavant
River levels through Mid and East Lavant have fallen from Thursday's peak, but are still higher than normal, because of the above average rainfall this winter. Saturday 07/03/2020 is forecast to be dry, but river levels will only fall by a minimal amount, if at all. The amount of rain forecast early Sunday morning has decreased. However, river levels are still predicted to rise by a small amount (10cm), with minor flood impacts possibly affecting fields and some gardens and rural roads near Sheepwash Lane, where water levels will be close to the access bridges of properties, from 07:00 Sunday 08/03/2020, before beginning to fall by 11:00 08/03/2020. River levels are less likely to cause impacts in Chichester. River levels may rise higher following rain Monday, but not by much. Please remain prepared for the risk of flooding. We continue to operate structures to reduce flood risk and monitor river levels and forecasts. We will update this message by 12:00 08/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 09:13
River Lavant
River levels through Mid and East Lavant have fallen from yesterday's peak, but are still higher than normal, due to the above average rainfall this winter. Friday and Saturday 07/03/2020 are forecast to be dry. River levels will continue to fall very slowly. Minor flood impacts will likely continue to affect fields, some gardens and rural roads, particularly near Sheepwash Lane, where water levels will be close to the access bridges of properties. River levels will also remain high near Westhampnett Mill, but are a greater distance from causing impacts in Chichester. More rain is predicted Sunday morning and Monday afternoon 09/03/2020. The risk of flooding will increase again, dependent on the amount of rain we receive. River levels may return to the heights of Thursday 05/03/2020, and affect similar locations. Please remain prepared for the risk of flooding to increase. We continue to operate structures to reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 12:00 07/03/2020


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 14:02
River Lavant
Above average rainfall this winter means the River Lavant is higher than normal. River levels are now rising in response to 10mm of rainfall this morning. A further 15mm of rainfall is forecast before the end of the day. River levels are predicted to continue to rise and minor flood impacts could be possible from 16:00 05/03/2020. In East Lavant, water will be close to Sheepwash Lane, and the access bridges of properties. River levels will be high near Westhampnett Mill too. River levels through Chichester although high are not expected to cause flooding. Thursday evening and Friday will be relatively dry. River levels should begin to fall from 02:00 06/03/2020. However, river levels on the Lavant will stay higher than normal for weeks. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We are managing structures in Westhampnett to operate the River Lavant Flood Alleviation scheme to reduce the flood risk. We will update this message by 12:00 06/03/2020