Flood Warning Info - Balne Beck, Alverthorpe Beck and Ings Beck at Wakefield Westgate

Area Description

Wakefield Westgate, Darnley including Rufford Street, Westgate Retail Park and Thornes.
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.

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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 07:12
Balne Beck, Alverthorpe Beck, Ings Beck
River levels remain high but are now falling following persistent heavy rainfall due to Storm Ciara. Whilst further showers are forecast throughout today, 10/02/20, we do not expect these to cause significant impacts to river levels, which should continue to fall. Consequently we expect the risk of flooding to reduce throughout the day, and will review the continuing need for this warning once the river drops below levels of concern. To report property flooding, please call our incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60. We continue to closely monitor the situation from our incident room. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast, plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water. We will update this message by 16:00 10/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 13:46
Balne Beck, Alverthorpe Beck, Ings Beck
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight and this morning, 09/02/20, due to Storm Ciara. A further heavy band of rain is causing a sharp river response and we may already be seeing flood impacts in the area. The risk of property flooding will continue through the afternoon, with properties around Rufford Street, Moorhouse Avenue and Alverthorpe Road, Henry Street at Alverthorpe Road, Elder Avenue, and Westgate at the Magdalene Chapel most at risk. We expect river levels to continue to rise until mid afternoon today, 09/02/20. To report property flooding please call our hotline on 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 near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water. We will update this message by 21:50 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Nov 2019 20:51
Balne Beck, Alverthorpe Beck, Ings Beck
River levels have risen as a result of the persistent heavy rainfall today. Consequently, flooding of property and roads is still possible this evening, 07/11/19. River levels are beginning to fall this evening, however there is further rainfall forecast in the next 24 hours. The areas most at risk are properties along Rufford Street, Moorhouse Avenue, Alverthorpe Road, Henry Street, Elder Avenue and the westgate at the Magdalene Chapel. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and our incident room is open. Please put your flood plan into action and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Nov 2019 11:08
Balne Beck, Alverthorpe Beck, Ings Beck
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of today’s heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property and roads and farmland is expected today, 07/11/19. Areas most at risk are properties along Rufford Street, Moorhouse Avenue, Alverthorpe Road, Henry Street, Elder Avenue and the westgate at the Magdalene Chapel. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 09:00 on 08/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please put your flood plan into action and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in the next 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Oct 2019 02:59
Balne Beck, Alverthorpe Beck, Ings Beck
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of heavy and persistent rain. As a result, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible from 18:20 on 25/10/2019 and into following morning. Currently, the area most at risk is Ings Beck at Wakefield Westgate. Any further increases in rainfall could cause flooding at Balne Beck and Alverthorpe Beck. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Oct 2019 18:26
Balne Beck, Alverthorpe Beck, Ings Beck
River levels are rising rapidly as a result of heavy a rain shower. As a result of the rapid river level rise, flooding of property/roads and farmland is expected/possible between 18:20 on 25/10/2019 and into the late evening. Currently, the area most at risk is Ings Beck at Wakefield Westgate. Any further increases in rainfall could cause flooding at Balne Beck and Alverthorpe Beck. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.