Flood Alert Info - River Cole and Dorcan Brook

Area Description

River Cole and The Dorcan Brook for the East Swindon Area down to above Buscot Wick.

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 Currently in Force

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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 16 Aug 2018 09:26
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook have been rising steadily throughout the morning in response to recent rainfall. The weather forecast is for rain, which may be heavy at times, to clear by this afternoon. Levels are expected to continue to rise today and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected today, especially in the Lower Stratton area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to River and Sea levels in England for current levels. This message will be updated by the end of today if not before.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jul 2018 14:22
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole have risen in response to recent rainfall. Further showers, which could be heavy and thundery, are possible this afternoon and early evening. Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise today and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected this afternoon and early evening, especially in the Lower Stratton and Kestrel Drive areas. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. This message will be updated by the end of today if not before.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jun 2018 19:15
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Tonight there is potential for slow moving thunderstorms but the location of where they might occur is uncertain. Saturdays forecast is for scattered showers with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook may rise quickly in response to heavy rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible, especially in the Swindon area. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (02/06/18).


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jun 2018 09:55
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook have risen overnight in response to Thursday's rainfall. Friday's forecast is for scattered showers and the possibility of further thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Although levels are falling, flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue and rivers remain sensitive to any rainfall. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated this evening (01/06/2018) if not before.


Flood Alert issued on 31 May 2018 18:27
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. The forecast is for potentially heavy thunderstorms until midnight tonight, however the rainfall amount and location is uncertain. Unsettled weather will continue into Friday evening. If we receive this forecast rainfall water levels in the River Cole and Dorcan Brook will rise quickly and flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (01/06/18).


Flood Alert issued on 31 May 2018 10:22
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. There is a high chance of heavy torrential, thunderstorms today. However the rainfall amount and location is uncertain. If we receive this forecast rainfall water levels in the River Cole and Dorcan Brook will rise quickly and flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. The forecast for Friday is for further unsettled weather. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated this evening (31/5/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 30 May 2018 19:40
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. The forecast is for heavy thundery showers through Thursday and overnight however the rainfall amount and location is uncertain. If we receive this forecasted rainfall water levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (31/05/18).


Flood Alert issued on 29 May 2018 18:38
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. The forecast is for thundery showers, which could be heavy at times, developing through the evening and overnight. There is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and location of any of these showers. If we receive this forecast rainfall water levels on the Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (30/5/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 29 May 2018 09:52
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. The forecast is for a largely dry day with a chance of thundery showers, which could be heavy at times, developing in the late afternoon and through the evening. There is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and location of any of these showers. If we receive this forecast rainfall water levels on the Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated this evening (29/5/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 28 May 2018 18:36
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. The forecast is for a chance of thundery showers, which could be heavy at times, overnight. There is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and location of any of these showers. If we receive this forecast rainfall water levels on the Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (29/5/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 28 May 2018 09:55
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected.The forecast is for a largely dry day with a chance of for thundery showers, which could be heavy at times, through the afternoon. There is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and location of any of these showers. If we receive this forecast rainfall water levels on the Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated this evening (28/5/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 27 May 2018 17:44
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. The forecast is for heavy showers through Sunday evening and overnight however the rainfall amount and location is uncertain. If we receive this forecast rainfall water levels on the Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (28/5/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 27 May 2018 10:35
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. The forecast is for heavy showers through Sunday afternoon and overnight however the rainfall amount and location is uncertain. If we receive this forecast rainfall water levels on the Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated this evening (27/5/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 26 May 2018 20:10
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Heavy showers are forecast overnight and through tomorrow, however the rainfall amount and location is uncertain. If we receive this forecast rainfall water levels on the Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the River and Sea levels in England webpage for current levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (27/5/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 20:41
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook are forecast to rise overnight. Persistent rain is expected overnight tonight, with further showers and light rain possible on Monday. Levels are expected to rise and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to occur overnight and during tomorrow morning (02/04/2018). Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels (If character space allows). This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 19:09
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole have been rising steadily throughout the afternoon in response to today's (30/03/18) rainfall. Rainfall will continue through this evening and overnight into Saturday morning, with heavy showers possible at times. Further showers are expected during Satuday daytime. Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise this evening and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible tonight, especially in the Lower Stratton area of Swindon. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of tomorrow morning if not before.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 17:28
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Heavy rainfall is forecast between midnight and 0600 on Thursday morning with further showers expected during the day on Thursday. If we receive this forecasted rainfall water levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise steadily throughout the night and early in the morning in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by midday tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 21:58
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the Cole have been rising quickly in the last couple of hours in response to recent rainfall. Localised showers are expected through tonight. Therefore levels may continue to rise today and flooding of low lying land is possible today (12/03/2018), especially in the Westmill Bridge area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels.. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 09:37
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the Cole have been rising quickly throughout the morning in response to recent rainfall. Scattered locally heavy showers will develop throughout the afternoon and may become slow moving. Therefore levels may continue to rise and flooding of low lying land is possible today (12/03/2018), especially in the Lower Stratton area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please refer to the internet for current river levels.. This message will be updated by the end of today.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 18:05
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Cole and Dorcan Brook rose last night and have remained high throughout the day today. There is no more rain forecast for the next 24 hour period. Although levels are falling, they are expected to remain high through the night. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff were out in the area today (27/12/2017) checking for and clearing blockages and will be doing the same tomorrow. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels . This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 10:58
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the Cole and Dorcan Brook have have risen and now stabilised throughout the night and morning in response to recent rainfall. There is only light rainfall forecast today which clears later in the afternoon. Therefore levels are expected to continue to begin to return to normal levels. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels . This message will be updated this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 21:26
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook have been rising steadily throughout the evening in response to recent rainfall (26/12/2017). There is rainfall forecast throughout the night then giving way to a dry day tomorrow. Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise overnight and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been out in the area checking for and clearing blockages earlier today. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Sep 2017 11:27
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the river Cole and Dorcan Brook have been rising steadily this morning in response to recent rainfall. Further heavy showers are expected over the next few hours. Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise today and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible this afternoon. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2017 20:31
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook have fallen however remain sensitive to further rainfall. Heavy showers are forecast throughout this evening (30/07/2017) and tomorrow. Therefore levels have potential to rise and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2017 09:47
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook rose overnight in response to rainfall and have since began to fall. There is potential for locally heavy rain showers throughout today (30/07/2017). Therefore levels may increase again this afternoon and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of today.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jul 2017 20:23
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. two bands of locally heavy rain will cross the area overnight. If we receive the heavier forecasted rain, water levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly in the the early morning in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. Heavy rain brings the risk of surface water flooding. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jul 2017 13:50
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook have been falling throughout the morning, after rising quickly last night in response to the heavy evening rainfall. The forecast for today is for further slow moving heavy showers in the area, though the exact location is difficult to determine due to the nature of the thundery rainfall. Therefore levels could potential rise again today and flooding of low lying land and roads may occur. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of today.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jul 2017 21:11
River Cole
"Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook have been rising quickly throughout the evening in response to recent rainfall. The forecast is for further isolated showers throughout the evening but will clear by midnight. Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected tonight (21/07/2017), especially in the Swindon area. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been out in the area checking for and clearing blockages over the past few days. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of tomorrow morning. "


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 11:59
River Cole
"Property flooding is not currently expected. Heavy thundery showers and locally intense downpours may develop during Thursday (06/07/2017) afternoon and through the evening. If we receive this forecasted rainfall, water levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. Heavy rain brings the risk of surface water flooding. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning. "


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jul 2017 19:38
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Heavy thundery showers and locally intense downpours may develop during early Thursday (06/ 07/2017)and continue on and off through the day. If we receive this forecasted rainfall water levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise quickly through the morning and afternoon in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. Heavy rain brings the risk of surface water flooding. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jun 2017 16:31
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Heavy and showery rain is expected on Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday morning. Localised torrential downpours are possible but it is very uncertain where this rain will fall. If we receive this forecast rainfall water levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook will be expected to rise throughout the night in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 29 May 2017 09:43
River Cole
"Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook have risen only slightly throughout the night as rainfall was not as heavy in this area as potentially forecast. However, levels could rise again today as further heavy rain is possible this afternoon and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible this evening, especially in the Swindon area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning. "


Flood Alert issued on 28 May 2017 15:09
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Localised heavy rainfall is expected overnight but it is very uncertain where this rain will fall. If we receive this forecasted rainfall water levels on the Cole and Dorcan will be expected to rise quickly throughout the night in response. Flooding of low lying land and roads would be expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 17 May 2017 18:05
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Cole and Dorcan Brook have risen throughout the day and remain high in response to recent rainfall. There is heavy rain forecast until 7pm tonight (17/05/2017) with scattered heavy showers throughout the night and tomorrow. Therefore levels are expected to remain high and there is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 17 May 2017 11:38
River Cole
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the Cole and Dorcan Brook have been rising quickly throughout the morning in response to recent rainfall. The rainfall is forecast to be heavy through the afternoon with the intensity decreasing into the evening. Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise today and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected this afternoon (17/05/2017). We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff have been out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of today.