Flood Alert Info - Upper River Calder catchment

Area Description

River Calder and its tributaries from Todmorden to Brighouse.
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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 04:28
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels remain high after yesterday’s heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 18:16
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels have risen as a result of the persistent rainfall this morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and low-lying land is still possible overnight and into tomorrow, Friday, 08/11/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying land and road. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Consequently the risk of flooding continues. We expect river levels to remain high until 09:00 on 08/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. 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 Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 10:02
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels are rising steadily in response to persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and low-lying land is possible from this morning (7th November) until approximately 09:00 tomorrow, 08/11/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying areas. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. 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 and our incident room is open. We anticipate that we may need to issue a number of flood warnings for the Calder catchment, from this afternoon onwards. The highest river levels are likely to be seen this evening and overnight. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 18:00 on 07/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 04:52
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
The expected heavy rain has not materialised during the night and we have only seen minor river response. The rain is expected to continue moving eastwards clearing by Sunday morning but there maybe a few scattered showers around during the rest of the day. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please visit GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We will update this message in 8 hours or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2019 20:29
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued based on the forecast for rain this evening, Saturday 5th October, through to the early hours of Sunday 6th October. The front is expected to move in from the West. With the catchments already wet from this week’s earlier rain, we expect to see the rivers start to respond in the early hours of Sunday morning. There is the potential for some locally heavy showers within the front. There is uncertainty around the exact location of these potential local heavy showers. Consequently, flooding of low-lying land and surface water flooding is possible in the early hours of tomorrow, 06/10/19. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We will continue to monitor the situation from the Leeds Incident Room. Please visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 01:02
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels are falling across the Calder catchment and will continue to fall through this evening as no further heavy rainfall is forecast for this morning (Monday 30th September). This alert remains in place as some river levels are still high. Our Leeds incident room remains open and we continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 17:06
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels are falling across the Calder catchment and will continue to fall through this evening as no further heavy rainfall is forecast tonight (Sunday 29th September). This alert remains in place as some river levels are still high. Our Leeds incident room remains open and we continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 09:01
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels remain high from last night's heavy rainfall. Levels are falling across the Upper Calder catchment, but may respond to further rainfall throughout today. More rain on Monday evening may cause river levels to rise again. Our Leeds incident room remains open and we are monitoring the situation. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may become flooded. We will update this message later today or if the situation changes. We will remove the flood warning for Brearley Fields and Luddenden Foot later this morning. We will keep our temporary defences in place in Mytholmroyd.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 00:09
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels are starting to rise on the River Calder and surrounding tributaries as a result of heavy rainfall across the catchment overnight. The heaviest rainfall will begin around midnight and will continue through the night into tomorrow morning. We expect to start seeing a response from the River Calder Upper Catchment in the early hours and levels will remain high until tomorrow afternoon (Sunday 29th September). Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. There is the potential for warnings to be issued. Our Leeds incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may become flooded. We will update this message later this evening or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 16:13
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels are forecast to rise on the River Calder and surrounding tributaries as a result of the heavy rainfall forecast across the catchment overnight. The heaviest rainfall will begin around midnight and will continue through the night into tomorrow morning. We expect to start seeing a response from the River Calder Upper Catchment in the early hours and levels will remain high until tomorrow afternoon (Sunday 29th September). Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. There is the potential for warnings to be issued. Our Leeds incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may become flooded. We will update this message later this evening or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2019 21:46
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This alert is being issued in response to the risk of localised heavy downpours in the Upper Calder and in response to river levels beginning to rise at Walsden. Consequently, flooding could occur to low lying land and roads overnight, particularly in the Walsden area, but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of the rain bursts. Surface water flooding is possible. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast from the Leeds Incident room. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated by 7am on Wednesday 31 July, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jul 2019 04:03
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels in the catchment peaked late Sunday night and are falling through the morning of Monday 29 July 2019. There is currently no significant rainfall forecast. The flood risk has reduced and the Alert will be removed in daylight hours. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Leeds Incidents Room remains open. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2019 18:57
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels on the Calder and it’s tributaries have risen as a result of the heavy rainfall this evening. Consequently, flooding of roads and low lying land is possible this evening 28/07/19. Further heavy rainfall is forecast this evening and we expect river levels to rise. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Leeds incident room is open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2019 05:52
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels continue to react as a result of the heavy, persistent rainfall, and are expected to continue to rise through the morning of Sunday 28/07/2019. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours with the possibility of localised heavy rain through the afternoon on Sunday 28/07/2019. There may be a risk of flooding, but there is low confidence in timings and locations given the unpredictable nature of the storms. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We continue to monitor the situation and our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated Sunday morning, 28/07/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2019 20:25
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels continue to react as a result of heavy, persistent rainfall. Due to the uncertainty in the forecast, we have issued flood alerts for our fast responding catchments. There may be a risk of flooding, but there is low confidence in timings and locations given the unpredictable nature of the thunderstorms. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We continue to monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 28/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2019 13:59
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy, persistent rainfall. Due to the uncertainty in the forecast we are issuing the alerts for our fast responding catchments. Consequently, flooding could occur from 14:00 on 27/07/19 through to Sunday 28/07/19, but there is low confidence in timings and locations given the unpredictable nature of the thunderstorms. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 27/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 02:12
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels have not risen as expected through the night due to lower than forecast rainfall. We are expecting to remove this flood alert during Wednesday morning. Scattered showers are forecasted over the next few days, however, we are not currently anticipating any significant river responses during Wednesday morning. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this alert if necessary. The 5 day flood forecast can be seen via the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jun 2019 18:39
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels are expected to rise as a result of heavy rainfall forecast overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 04:00 and 09:00 tomorrow morning, Wednesday 12 June. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, with surface water impacts possible. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next three days, and river levels may rise in response to heavy showers or longer periods of rain on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The next band of rain is forecast to arrive on Wednesday afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and temporary defences have been put in place at Mytholmroyd. If river levels respond overnight we will send operational staff to site. Please stay aware in case warnings are issued and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Wednesday 12 June, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Jun 2019 21:04
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued on the basis of the weather forecast for Friday evening through to Saturday daytime. A band of rain is forecast to pass over the area from Friday evening into Saturday morning followed by a series of localised, heavy showers, potentially thundery. Rainfall totals are now expected to be less than originally forecast. Whilst we are still expecting to see river levels rise, we do not currently expect to issue any additional warnings at this time. Saturday morning will see a further band of rain followed by showers in the afternoon. Currently we have low confidence in the timing and locations of these heavy showers, but where the showers hit we could see smaller and urbanised watercourses reacting quickly. Due to the ongoing works at Mytholmroyd the contractors have deployed their temporary defences.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Jun 2019 18:37
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued on the basis of the weather forecast for Friday evening through to Saturday daytime. A band of rain is forecast to pass over the area from Friday evening into Saturday morning followed by a series of localised, heavy showers, potentially thundery. Current forecasts are for river levels to start rising across the upper catchment from 8pm onwards, peaking early on Saturday morning from 3am to 5am. The forecast indicates that at this time there is a possibility that we will be issuing flood warnings and sounding some of the sirens in the upper Calder. Currently we have low confidence in the timing and locations of these heavy showers, but where the showers hit we could see smaller and urbanised watercourses reacting quickly. Saturday morning will see a further band of rain followed by showers in the afternoon. Due to the ongoing works at Mytholmroyd the contractors have deployed their temporary defences.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2019 00:11
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
Saturday’s rain has now cleared the catchment and river levels have started to fall throughout the catchment.There remains the chance of showers overnight and into Sunday morning, which could keep the river levels high. Due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, the demountable flood defences have been put in place and will remain in place this week due to the unsettled forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are continuing to monitor the situation from our incident room and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 16:27
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
River levels have responded to the prolonged rainfall on Saturday (16/03/19). We have issued warnings in the area and have sounded sirens. We expect the rain to clear in the early evening. Due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, the demountable flood defences have been put in place and will remain in place this week due to the unsettled forecast. We are continuing to monitor the situation from our incident room and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 09:09
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
We are currently experiencing widespread rainfall across the whole of the Yorkshire area, this is forecast to last through much of Saturday, 16/03/19 before clearing away through Saturday evening/Sunday morning. The largest rainfall accumulations are expected over the high ground of the Pennines. River levels have started to rise. Levels at Walsden are rising enough that the Flood Warning may be issued. Levels at Todmorden are expected to peak around 11a.m. but will remain high through the afternoon. Our staff have cleared trash screens in the Upper Calder Valley in advance of this rain. Due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, the demountable flood defences have been put in place and will remain in place this week due to the unsettled forecast. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on the local weather forecast. This message will be updated by 5pm or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2019 21:36
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
In anticipation of the expected river level rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and farmland is possible by Thursday morning. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We expect river levels to begin rising from around midnight and continue through the early hours of Thursday morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 12:03
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
The rain is forecast to clear in the upper catchments by mid-afternoon Tuesday, followed by scattered showers for the rest of the day and into tomorrow, Wednesday 13/03/2019. Levels at the top of the catchment are starting to peak, however with the continuing rain showers they are likely to remain at these levels until late afternoon before dropping during the evening, so therefore pose no risk of property flooding currently. The current forecast does not suggest flood warning will be issued. We will continue to monitor the situation as further rainfall is expected later this week. As a precautionary measure, due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, demountable flood defences have been put in place and will remain in place throughout this week. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on the local weather forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 04:36
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert remains in place due to the band of frontal rain which is passing through the Upper Calder catchment. The current forecast is not indicating flood warning levels will be reached and we do not expect there to be flooding. We expect river levels to peak at around 10am. We will continue to monitor the situation as further rainfall is expected later this week. As a precautionary measure, due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, the demountable flood defences have been put in place and will remain in place this week. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on the local weather forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2019 20:21
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert remains in place in advance of the forecast frontal rainfall that could affect the Upper Calder catchment overnight tonight. The rain is still expected to start around 10pm and continue through the night and into Tuesday morning, with some intense downpours. We are not expecting impacts unless one of these heavier downpours falls on the catchment, but there is some uncertainty of exactly where these will hit. You can monitor river levels and the forecast on the gov.uk website. Our staff have cleared trash screens in the Upper Calder Valley this morning. As a precautionary measure, due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, the demountable flood defences have been put in place and will remain in place this week. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on the local weather forecast. This message will be updated at 4am, 12/03/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2019 16:16
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in advance of the forecast frontal rainfall that could affect the Upper Calder catchment overnight tonight. The rain is expected to start around 10pm and will continue through the night and into Tuesday morning and there could be some intense downpours within this. We are not expecting impacts unless one of these heavier downpours falls on the catchment, but there is some uncertainty of exactly where these will hit. You can monitor river levels and the forecast on the gov.uk website. Our staff have cleared trash screens in the Upper Calder Valley this morning. As a precautionary measure, due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, the demountable flood defences have been put in place and will remain in place this week. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on the local weather forecast. This message will be updated at 8pm, 11/03/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2019 06:34
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
The rain forecast this morning is unlikely to see a significant impact on the rivers. However, this alert will stay in place till the rainfall has passed as there is still the potential for some localised downpours within it. We will continue to monitor the rainfall this morning. You can monitor river levels on the gov.uk website. Our staff have cleared trash screens in the Upper Calder Valley this morning. As a precautionary measure, due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, the demountable flood defences have been put in place over the weekend. This message will be updated later this morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Mar 2019 22:50
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert remains in place due to the forecast for heavy rainfall that could affect the Upper Calder Catchment tomorrow morning (Saturday 9th March). Similar to Tuesday evening, the current forecast is still not indicating flood warning levels will be reached, however we will be closely monitoring the situation. The rainfall event is expected to be relatively short lived but may have some intense downpours within it. The rain is expected to fall mainly between 5 and 9am, with rivers peaking between 8 and 10am on the morning of Saturday the 9th of March. You can monitor river levels on the gov.uk website. Our staff have cleared trash screens in the Upper Calder Valley this morning. As a precautionary measure, due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, the demountable flood defences have been put in place over the weekend. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (09/03/2019), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Mar 2019 20:48
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast heavy rainfall that could affect the Upper Calder Catchment tomorrow morning (Saturday 9th March). Similar to Tuesday evening, the current forecast is not indicating flood warning levels will be reached, however we will be closely monitoring the situation. The rainfall event is expected to be relatively short lived but may have some intense downpours within it. The rain is expected to fall mainly between 5 and 9am, with rivers peaking between 8 and 10am on the morning of Saturday the 9th of March. You can monitor river levels on the gov.uk website. Our staff have cleared trash screens in the Upper Calder Valley this morning. As a precautionary measure, due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, the demountable flood defences have been put in place over the weekend. This message will be updated later this evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 20:47
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert remains in force due to the rainfall forecast for the Upper Calder Catchment overnight on Tuesday 05/03/19. The current forecast is still not indicating flood warning levels will be reached and we continue to closely monitor the situation. The rainfall is expected to be relatively short lived with lower totals than previously forecast however the timings for the river response remain similar with the peak expected between 4 and 6am on 06/03/19. You can monitor river levels and the forecast on the gov.uk website. As a precautionary measure, due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, we have deployed demountable flood defences. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather. This message will be removed, or updated by 9am on 06/03/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 15:24
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for heavy rainfall that could affect the Upper Calder Catchment overnight on Tuesday 5/3/19. The current forecast is not indicating flood warning levels will be reached, however we are closely monitoring the situation. The rainfall event is expected to be relatively short lived. We are expecting to see the river levels respond between midnight and 2am, peaking (below levels of concern) between 4 and 6am on 6/3/19. You can monitor river levels on the gov.uk website. Our staff have cleared trash screens in the Upper Calder Valley this morning. As a precautionary measure, due to the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme being under construction, we will be deploying demountable flood defences, this afternoon. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather. This message will be updated by 9pm this evening, 05/03/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 05:49
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
The Flood Alert for the Upper River Calder remains in force as river levels have risen in response to the overnight rainfall. The wet weather is forecast to continue into Saturday and may contain periods of short, sharp, heavy showers. Any rain that falls will ensure that the rivers will remain higher than they have appeared to be over recent weeks. We are continuing to monitor the situation. Updates to river levels can be found on the GOV.uk website, and the weather forecasts for your area can be found on the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 18:33
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for a band of persistent and potentially heavy rain that could affect areas across the Upper Calder Catchment from Friday evening into Saturday evening. It is not possible to predict the precise location of the rainfall, but where it does fall there is a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers affecting roads, homes and businesses. We are taking the precautionary measure of issuing a flood alert. We are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. For weather forecasts for your area please see the Met Office - www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Sep 2018 14:56
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
Following the heavy rainfall overnight river levels have peaked and are now falling. Heavy showers are expected today which may cause water levels to rise periodically in the River Calder. The heavy showers are expected to move away this evening. We have closed the Leeds incident room but are ready to open it again on Sunday if an area of heavy rainfall forecast for Central England moves further north. Our operational staff will be out today checking our flood defences and clearing debris screens. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Sep 2018 08:12
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
Following the heavy rainfall overnight river levels have peaked and are now falling. Further showers are expected throughout the daytime on Friday which may cause river levels to rise again, and there may be some localised surface water flooding in areas of heavy rainfall. Tonight and tomorrow we expect river levels to fall however there is potential for further significant rainfall on Sunday. We currently do not expect flooding to affect properties today, but are continuing to monitor the situation from the Leeds Incident Room. We anticipate closing the Leeds incident room later today, but reopening later on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s rainfall. Our operational staff will be out today checking our flood defences and ensuring trash screens are clear of debris. Please keep an eye on local weather forecasts and if you have a flood plan, please be prepared to act on it. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Sep 2018 03:00
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
Following the heavy rainfall yesterday (September 20) river levels have peaked and are falling. Further showery rain is expected throughout Friday which may cause levels to rise again. The Leeds Incident Room remains open and we are closely monitoring the latest information. Please keep an eye on local weather forecasts and if you have a flood plan, please be prepared to act on it


Flood Alert issued on 20 Sep 2018 20:35
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
A band of persistent rainfall is continuing to cross Yorkshire overnight and into tomorrow. The expected rainfall totals will cause a rise in levels in the River Calder with the potential for flooding of lower lying land and property. The exact location of the heaviest rainfall is not currently known but river levels will remain high throughout the night. We are continuing to closely monitor the situation from our Leeds Incident Room. Please keep an eye on local weather forecasts and if you have a flood plan, please be prepared to act on it.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Sep 2018 13:27
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
A band of persistent and heavy rainfall is expected to cross Yorkshire today from around 2:00pm onwards. The expected rainfall totals will cause a rapid rise in levels in the River Calder with the potential for flooding of lower lying land and property. The exact location of the heaviest rainfall is not currently known but river levels are expected to peak between 9:00pm this evening (20 September) and 3:00am tomorrow morning (21 September). We have opened the Leeds Incident Room and are closely monitoring the latest information. Please keep an eye on local weather forecasts and if you have a flood plan, please be prepared to act on it.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Aug 2018 13:45
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
Heavy showers and thunderstorms could affect areas throughout South and West Yorkshire from this afternoon into this evening (Monday 13th August). It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms. Where they occur there’s a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers. We are taking the precautionary measure of issuing flood alerts for faster responding rivers and surrounding communities. We are monitoring the situation, our field teams are ensuring that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. For weather forecasts for your area please visit: www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings, do not put yourself at risk and be prepared to act on your flood plan.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2018 08:54
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for heavy showers and thunderstorms that could affect South and West Yorkshire throughout Friday 27th July; this is expected to go on into the evening. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers affecting roads, homes and businesses. This means that we are taking the precautionary measure of issuing flood alerts for faster responding rivers and surrounding communities. Our staff are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jul 2018 15:17
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for heavy showers and thunderstorms that could affect areas throughout South and West Yorkshire from around 5pm this evening (Thursday 26 July). It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers affecting roads, homes and businesses. This means that we are taking the precautionary measure of issuing flood alerts for faster responding rivers and surrounding communities. Our staff are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jun 2018 19:03
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for thunderstorms that could affect the area. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, this means that we are taking the precautionary measure of issuing a flood alert. Heavy showers will be very much localised and most areas will remain dry. Where these showers occur, they have potential to bring large amounts of rainfall causing rivers in the area to respond rapidly and cause potential surface water flooding. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. For weather forecasts for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 May 2018 20:38
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued due to the band of rain that is forecast to pass through the catchment overnight. We are expecting river levels to respond in the early hours of the morning. We are monitoring the situation closely and will be continuing to do so throughout the night. We would also advise that you keep an eye on the local weather forecast and our river levels online website https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 19:32
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to rising river levels on the River Calder following the persistent rainfall today, 2nd April 2018. The River Calder catchment is already saturated from recent rainfall, meaning rivers levels are very responsive and will remain high. We are monitoring the situation regularly in relation to flood risk and given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. As such, please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. We would also advise that you keep an eye on the local weather forecast and our river levels online website https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2018 21:40
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert is still in force as a precautionary measure. River levels have been falling more slowly than expected throughout today due to top up by showers. Further showers are forecast for this evening. River levels may response as a result of that around midnight and are expected to start to fall again during early hours of Tuesday 16th January we do not currently expect any significant impact. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk by walking or driving through flood water. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. We continue to closely monitor the situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2018 17:24
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert is still in force as a precautionary measure. River levels have been falling slower than expected throughout today due to additional showers. Further showers are forecast for this evening. River levels may respond as a result of these around midnight and are expected to start to fall again during early hours of Tuesday 16th January, however we do not currently expect any significant impact. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk by walking or driving through flood water. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. We continue to closely monitor the situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2018 09:09
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
The forecast for the Upper Calder has now improved and is currently forecast to peak around lunchtime today 15th Jan 2018. Further showers are forecast for the rest of today and tomorrow, but we do not currently expect any significant impact. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk by walking or driving through flood water. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. We continue to closely monitor the situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 06:35
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert was in force as rainfall overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning across the Upper Calder Catchment was expected to raise river levels. We have seen a river response to this rainfall overnight but below levels of concern. All river levels on the Upper Calder and it’s tributaries have now peaked and are continuing to return to normal. Because of this, this flood alert is likely to be removed at 08:00 Thursday 23rd. Please keep up-to-date with the latest forecast information via our 5 day forecast on our website at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/5-day-flood-risk and the Met Office at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 23:40
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to the rainfall that has fallen already and the further rainfall forecast across the Upper Calder Catchment. Rain will continue overnight and into the Thursday morning. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website. The current forecast is not indicating that rivers will reach flood warning levels. We are however expecting rivers to rise steadily and flooding is possible from rivers and surface water if the heaviest burst of rain hit the Calder catchment. River levels are currently forecast to peak overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation as it develops and this message will be updated as/if the situation changes. Please stay safe and do not put yourself at risk by driving or walking through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 15:37
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to the rainfall that has fallen already and the further rainfall forecast across the Upper Calder Catchment. Rain will continue throughout the afternoon and evening and into the Thursday morning. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website. The current forecast is not indicating that rivers will reach flood warning levels. We are however, expecting rivers to rise steadily and flooding is possible from rivers and surface water if the heaviest burst of rain hit the Calder catchment. River levels are currently forecast to peak overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation as it develops and this message will be updated as/if the situation changes. Please stay safe and do not put yourself at risk by driving or walking through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Oct 2017 20:43
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This Flood Alert is still in force due to a further band of rain forecast overnight, which will cause river levels to respond but we currently do not expect any significant impact. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Oct 2017 13:43
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This Flood Alert is still in force due to a further band of rain forecast for this evening into the early hours of Wednesday, which will cause river levels to respond but we currently do not expect any significant impact. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Oct 2017 07:42
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
The forecast for the Upper Calder has now improved and levels are currently forecast below flood warning triggers. A further band of rain is forecast for this evening and overnight but we currently do not expect any significant impact. We continue to closely monitor the situation from the Leeds incident room which is now open. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Oct 2017 20:04
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued for the forecast for heavy showers that could affect areas in the upper calder catchment on 24th October 2017. The potential is for prolonged and widespread from early morning. It is not possible to predict the precise location of the rainfall, but there is a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers affecting roads, homes and businesses. We are taking the precautionary measure of issuing a flood alert. Our staff are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 23:44
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
The flood alert for the Upper Calder will remain in force overnight. Although river levels are now falling, further rain is expected through the night, some of it heavy in places. Our latest forecasts show that although rivers will rise again tomorrow morning, they are not expected to reach the levels of Saturday 21 October.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 17:51
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to rising river levels on the River Calder due to the heavy rain earlier. Rain will continue into this evening before becoming showery later on, for a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website. The current forecast is not indicating that rivers will reach flood warning levels. However we will be closely monitoring the situation. River levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Oct 2017 17:42
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
Rainfall will continue to spread south-eastwards, becoming heavy and persistent this evening, particularly over higher ground. River levels will rise steadily this evening in response to the rainfall, and are currently expected to peak in the early hours of Thursday morning in Todmorden area and around 5 to 6 a.m in Brighouse area. Levels are then expected to fall through Thursday. Local surface water flooding is likely where the heaviest rain falls, and strong winds overnight may cause issues with leaves and falling debris blocking drains. We are monitoring the situation closely and have staff ready to patrol the area this evening and overnight. Please stay safe and do not put yourself at risk by walking or driving through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jul 2017 15:41
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to the potential risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms that could affect areas across West Yorkshire. It is very difficult to predict the precise location of the thunderstorms, but where they occur, we could see flooding from surface water and smaller faster responding rivers impacting roads, homes and businesses. In anticipation of these thunderstorms our staff are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. As such, please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 18:39
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
There is still the potential for localised and very heavy thunderstorms to affect widely scattered localities across South and West Yorkshire through this evening into the early hours of Friday 7th July. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but our staff are continuing to monitor the situation from the incident room and our field teams are in the area checking trash screens. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 10:05
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
During today and into the early hours of Friday 7th July there is the potential for localised and very heavy thunderstorms to affect widely scattered localities across South and West Yorkshire. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised flooding of roads, homes and businesses. The uncertainty over where it will fall means that we are taking the precautionary measures and our staff continue to monitor the situation from the incident room and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jul 2017 14:07
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
On Thursday 6 of July and into the early hours of Friday 7th July there is the potential for localised and very heavy thunderstorms to affect widely scattered localities across South and West Yorkshire. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised flooding of roads, homes and businesses. The potential for very heavy rain and the uncertainty over where it will fall means that we are taking the precautionary measure of issuing a flood alert. In anticipation of these thunderstorms our staff are monitoring the situation and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jun 2017 20:24
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
There have been no issues caused by thunderstorms so far, however the flood alert will remain in force due to a small possibility of thunderstorms developing later this evening. We will update the alert on Thursday morning. If these thunderstorms do develop they could lead to localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in the Pennines and urban areas. Further showers may still develop during Thursday. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. We are monitoring the situation and potential river response and making sure trash screens are cleared. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jun 2017 13:14
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
From today (Wednesday 21st June) into Thursday there is the potential for intense thunderstorms and torrential showers. Currently the worst of the rainfall is forecast from now to 4:00am Thursday before moving away. Further showers may develop during Thursday. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. These heavy showers could lead to localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in the Pennines and urban areas. We are monitoring the situation and potential river response and making sure trash screens are cleared. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts.


Flood Alert issued on 27 May 2017 17:26
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to today’s heavy thunderstorms across South and West Yorkshire. We still expect to see further outbreaks over the course of the evening but due to the nature of these storms, there remains low confidence in the location and details of the heaviest rainfall. Where rain does fall, we could expect to see further localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in the Pennines and urban areas. We expect the thunderstorms to clear overnight. There is potential however for further heavy, thundery rain on Sunday afternoon and we are monitoring the situation. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. As such, please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Alert issued on 27 May 2017 10:52
River Calder, Walsden Water, Hebden Water
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for thunderstorms and potentially heavy downpours across South and West Yorkshire between midday and 11pm today Saturday 27th May. Due to the nature of these storms, there is low confidence in the location and details of the heaviest rainfall. Where rain does fall however, we could expect to see localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in the Pennines and urban areas. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. As such, please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk.