Flood Alert Info - River Colne, Holme and Fenay Beck

Area Description

River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck and their tributaries.
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 17 Mar 2019 04:15
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
Saturday’s rain has now cleared and river levels have started to fall throughout the catchment. There remains the chance of showers through the early hours of Sunday 17 March 2019, which could keep the river levels high. We are continuing to monitor the situation from our incident room and will update this message as the situation changes. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 19:02
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
There continues to be widespread rainfall across the whole of the Yorkshire area, this is still forecast to last through tonight, 16/03/2019, before clearing away later in the evening/Sunday morning. River levels are currently peaking. We expect them to start dropping very soon and to see them subside over the course of the night. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and our incident room is open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and do not walk or drive through fast moving water.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 08:57
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
We are currently experiencing widespread rainfall across the whole of the Yorkshire area, this is forecast to last through much of Saturday, 16/03/2019, before clearing away through Saturday evening/Sunday morning. The most intense areas of rainfall is expected over the high ground of the Pennines. As a result river levels have started to rise, they are expected to peak in the early evening. Based on the current forecast, there is the potential for a couple of isolated warnings to be issued. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and our incident room is open. 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 5pm, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2019 10:11
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels remain high, as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Although river levels are peaking now and are then forecast to begin to fall through Thursday afternoon.. The weather forecast is improving and is generally dry for today. However, there is still the chance of the odd shower occurring but we are not expecting any major river response once the river peaks have passed through. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2019 20:43
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of persistent (heavy) rainfall. The River Colne and Rive Holme from Huddersfield down to the confluence with the River Calder are expected to start rising from around midnight, and continue rising through the early hours of Thursday morning, 14/03/2019. Areas most at risk are Fenay Beck. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in the morning of 14/03/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 20:18
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
This flood alert for the River Colne, Holme and Fenay Beck catchments has been issued following persistent rainfall today, 2nd April 2018, causing river levels to rise. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and would 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 19 Jul 2017 15:43
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
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.