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 21 Dec 2018 14:33
Less rain fell than predicted last night. The risk of flooding is now reduced and impacts should be minimal. River levels will continue to rise along the East branch of the Adur throughout Friday (21/12/2018), and will peak at around 15:00 through Mock Bridge near Shermanbury. However, river levels will not be as high as Thursday. Minor impacts could still be experienced, with small amounts of flood water affecting fields, gardens and rural roads. Friday and Saturday should be largely dry, which should allow river levels to fall. However, further rain is forecast on Sunday which may cause river levels to rise again. We'll monitor forecasts and update our messages. Please remain prepared for flood risk to increase again over coming days. This message will be updated, or likely removed by 12:00 on Saturday 22 December.
Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2018 19:07
Nearly half a month's rain has fallen over the past few days. More rain is forecast overnight. There is uncertainty, but we think river levels will rise further. Flooding is possible Friday afternoon (21/12/2018), which will likely see the highest river levels of the week so far. Minor flooding is expected, with flood water affecting fields, rural roads and gardens including near Mock Bridge. Friday and Saturday should be largely dry, but further rain is forecast for Sunday. River levels all along the upper Arun will remain higher than normal through to at least Saturday. We'll monitor forecasts and update our messages. Please plan driving routes to avoid driving through flood water and install flood protection products if you have them. This message will be updated by 15:00 on Friday 21 December.