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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 10:46
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels have risen this morning, Monday 24/02/2020, in response to the recent rainfall and melting snow. Levels are expected to remain high until early afternoon before they will begin to fall. Rain is forecast for Monday until around lunch time and then will ease away. We continue to monitor the situation from our incident room. Please avoid driving on low-lying roads and keep clear of footpaths which are close to watercourses. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 18:30 on the 24/02/2020, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 04:05
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels are steadily rising in response to the band of rainfall crossing the area. The rain is expected to clear later this morning, Sunday 23rd February, with the River Colne through Huddersfield peaking around 8.00am to 9.00am. Levels should then fall later Sunday morning and through the afternoon. Flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible overnight but we do not currently expect to issue flood warnings. Unsettled weather is expected for the coming week, with the possibility of some significant rainfall on Monday which may cause further flooding problems. Please avoid driving on low-lying roads and avoid any footpaths close to watercourses. We continue to monitor the situation from our incident room. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. For an up-to-date weather forecast, visit www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated by 12:00 on 23/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 20:19
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels fell below the flood risk threshold this afternoon, 22/02/20, after they rose in response to yesterday’s rainfall. However, this Flood Alert remains in force as the risk of flooding is expected to return early tomorrow morning, 23/02/20, in response to further rain. This further rainfall is expected from midnight tonight, 22/02/20, into Sunday morning. We expect river levels to respond to this rain in the early hours of 23/02/20, and expect a similar response to that seen this morning, with peaks likely to occur around breakfast time. Flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible overnight and into tomorrow. We continue to monitor the situation from our incident room. Please stay alert and avoid driving on low-lying roads and avoid any footpaths close to watercourses. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast and for an up-to-date weather forecast, visit www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated by 04:15 on 23/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 12:18
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
Although river levels have now fallen below the flood risk threshold, this alert will remain in force due to the forecast rainfall this evening (22/02/2020) and into Sunday morning (23/02/2020). We are expecting similar levels to that of last night’s rainfall (21/02/2020) into this morning (22/02/2020). Flooding of low-lying land and roads may be possible overnight. Avoid driving on low-lying roads and avoid any footpaths close to watercourses. We are continuing to monitor the situation from our incident room. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. For an up-to-date weather forecast, visit www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated by 20:15 on 22/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 03:12
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
This alert remains in force due to Friday’s rainfall. River levels are currently peaking and will fall throughout this morning, 22/02/20. Further scattered showers are expected over the next 12 hours so we will continue to closely monitor the situation. Flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible. Avoid driving on low-lying roads and keep clear of any footpaths which are close to watercourses. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. For an up-to-date weather forecast, visit www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated by 11:15 on 22/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 19:14
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
This alert remains in force due to today’s rainfall, 21/02/2020. The rainfall is expected to continue throughout this evening and into Saturday morning, 22/02/2020. River levels are expected to rise further, however we do not expect to issue a flood warning due to the predicted forecast. Flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible. Avoid driving on low-lying roads and keep clear of any footpaths which are close to watercourses. We are monitoring the situation from our incident room. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. For an up-to-date weather forecast, visit www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated by 03:15 on 22/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 11:13
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
We are issuing this alert in advance of the heavy and persistent rainfall which is expected today, 21/02/2020, and tomorrow. Based on the current forecast, we expect river levels to rise from around midday onwards. Flooding of low-lying roads and land is possible. Avoid driving on low-lying roads and keep clear of any footpaths which are close to watercourses. We are monitoring the situation from our incident room. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. For an up-to-date weather forecast, visit www.metoffice.gov.uk This message will be updated by 19:15 on 21/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 19:15
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
Intermittent rainfall is expected to continue throughout the night into Sunday morning, with a period of more sustained rainfall starting late in the evening today. The current forecast indicates that the river response is likely to continue throughout the evening and overnight and peak early on Sunday morning, 16 February, at levels significantly lower than those seen during Storm Ciara last weekend. We do not currently expect to issue flood warnings. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying land that may be flooded. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast, and for weather forecasts please see the Met Office. This message will be updated at 03:15 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 11:48
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
Following recent rainfall which has left ground saturated, river levels are forecast to rise as a result of Storm Dennis. Rainfall is expected to intensify from midday today, 15 February 2020. Based on the current forecast, river levels are likely to react this afternoon and rise rapidly overnight due to the flashy nature of the catchment and peak around Sunday midday, 16 February. Flooding of properties, roads and farmland is possible this evening, into Sunday and beyond. Areas most at risk are Fenay Beck. We have staff in the field and are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near watercourses. Please also plan driving routes to avoid low lying land that may be flooded. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast and for weather forecasts please see the Met Office. This message will be updated at 19:45 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 03:40
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels remain high following Storm Ciara but are beginning to fall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. 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 11:40am on 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 17:28
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels are high as a result of the persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Levels have peaked and are now falling but will remain high through Sunday (09/02/2020) evening. Although the heavy rainfall has eased, high winds and further showers are forecast this evening and into Monday, 10/02/2020. We urge residents to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through low-lying land or near local watercourses. Our incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation closely. We will update this message by 01:30 on 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 05:16
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels have risen and will continue to rise until around Sunday afternoon (09/02/2020) as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Widespread rain and high winds is expected to continue through to midday Sunday. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through low-lying land or near local watercourses. Our incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation closely. We will update this message by 13:15 9/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 20:43
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
We are issuing this flood alert for the River Colne, Holme and Fenay Beck due to forecast heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Widespread rain and high winds are forecast from Saturday evening (08/02/2020) through to Sunday lunchtime. We expect river levels to start rising around 1am on Sunday (09/02/2020) and to peak late Sunday afternoon. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through low-lying land or near local watercourses. Our incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation closely. We will update this message by 0445 09/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 04:37
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
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 20:40
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
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 roads. There currently remains Flood Warnings in force in this area. 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 11:11
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
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. There is the potential for flood warnings to be issued. 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 19:10 on 07/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 01:24
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels remain high from the heavy rainfall yesterday (Sunday 29th September). Further rain is forecast for this evening so we are expecting river levels to react 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 in 8 hours or if the situation changes. Please see the gov.uk website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 17:13
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels remain high from the heavy rainfall overnight and today (Sunday 29th September). No more rain is forecast this evening so we are expecting river levels to begin to recede. 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 in 8 hours or if the situation changes. Please see the gov.uk website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 09:11
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels remain high from last night's heavy rainfall, but are now falling across the Colne and Holme catchment. Rivers will remain responsive to further rain and showers today, before falling further this evening and overnight. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 00:31
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels are forecast to rise on the Colne, Holme and Fenay Beck catchments as a result of the heavy rainfall forecast 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 rivers 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. 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 16:30
River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck
River levels are forecast to rise on the Colne, Holme and Fenay Beck catchments as a result of the heavy rainfall forecast 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 rivers 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. 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 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.