Flood Warning Info - River Aire at Knowsthorpe, Thwaite Gate and Stourton

Area Description

Leeds including Knowsthorpe, Atkinson Gate, Thwaite Gate and Stourton including Knostrop sewage works and Waterside Industrial Park.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 11 Feb 2020 04:35
River Aire
River levels are falling and we expect to remove this warning later this morning (11/02/20). Further scattered rainfall is forecast throughout today, 11/02/20, however, we do not anticipate any further significant river response. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and do not walk or drive through fast moving water. This message will be updated by 12:45 on 11/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 20:37
River Aire
River levels remain elevated following Storm Ciara. Whilst further scattered showers are forecast over the next 24 hours, we do not expect river levels to rise further. Be aware that flooding may still affect roads and low lying land. We continue to monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are checking the condition of defences. Avoid contact with floodwater, and plan your driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 12:51
River Aire
River levels on the River Aire through Leeds remain elevated following Storm Ciara. Whilst further scattered showers are forecast throughout the rest of today, 10/02/20, we do not anticipate a significant river level response. Be aware that flooding may still affect roads and low lying land. To report property flooding, please call our incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60. We continue to monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are checking the condition of defences. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast, and for weather forecasts see the Met Office. Avoid contact with flood water, and please plan your driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 03:06
River Aire
River levels remain high following Storm Ciara but are beginning to fall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. Areas most at risk are properties on Thwaite Lane, Thwaite Gate and Stourton. Further scattered rainfall is forecast overnight and into Monday, however, we do not anticipate any further significant river response. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and do not walk or drive through fast moving water. This message will be updated by 11:10am on 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 12:23
River Aire
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall overnight and this morning, 09/02/20, due to Storm Ciara. A further heavy band of rain is now causing the river to continue to rise sharply and property flooding is possible from around 14:00 today, 09/02/20. The areas most at risk are Thwaite Lane, Thwaite Gate and Stourton. We expect river levels to continue to rise until the early afternoon today, when the rain is forecast to ease into a pattern of showers. To report property flooding please call 0800 80 70 60. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. Please put your flood plan into action and see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water. We will update this message by 20:20 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.