Flood Alert Info - River Salwarpe

Area Description

River Salwarpe, Elmbridge and Hadley Brooks 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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 10:28
River Salwarpe
River levels are falling, but remain high at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding may be affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. Further scattered showers are forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 6pm on Monday 17/02/20, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 02:19
River Salwarpe
River levels are falling, but remain high at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding may be affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. Further scattered showers are forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 10am on Monday 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 18:01
River Salwarpe
River levels are high at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland continues to be possible. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. Further scattered showers are forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 4am on 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 05:08
River Salwarpe
River levels are rising at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, Sunday 16/02/20. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. - Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours as a result of Storm Dennis. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 6pm on 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 17:15
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as Storm Dennis is forecast to bring heavy rainfall over the weekend, falling over already saturated catchments. Where intense rainfall does occur, flooding of low lying land is possible. Surface water flooding may also occur. We urge you to remain vigilant, avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation and liaising with our professional partners. We will issue updates to this message if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 9am on Sunday, 16/02/20, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 08:35
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as Storm Dennis is forecast to bring heavy rainfall over the weekend, falling over already saturated catchments. Where intense rainfall does occur, flooding of low lying land is possible. Surface water flooding may also occur. We urge you to remain vigilant, avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation and liaising with our professional partners. We will issue updates to this message if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 6 pm 15/02/20 or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 18:49
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as Storm Dennis is forecast to bring heavy rainfall over the weekend, falling over already saturated catchments. Where intense rainfall does occur, flooding of low lying land is possible. Surface water flooding may also occur. We urge you to remain vigilant, avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation and liaising with our professional partners. We will issue updates to this message if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 9am 15/02/20 or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 15:11
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as Storm Dennis is forecast to bring heavy rainfall over the weekend, falling over already saturated catchments. Where intense rainfall does occur, flooding of low lying land is possible. Surface water flooding may also occur. We urge you to remain vigilant, avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation and liaising with our professional partners. We will issue updates to this message if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 8pm 14/02/20 or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 08:11
River Salwarpe
River levels have risen at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected continue on Saturday morning 21/12/19. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 5pm Saturday 21/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 16:20
River Salwarpe
River levels have risen at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected between 5:00pm Friday 20/12/19, and into Saturday morning 21/12/19. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 10:00am Saturday 21/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 14:39
River Salwarpe
River levels have risen at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected between 5:00pm Friday, 201/12/19, until Saturday morning 21/12/19. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 5:00pm Friday 21/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2019 04:35
River Salwarpe
River levels continue to fall at the Harford Hill river gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains. Flooding may affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. No further significant rainfall is forecast but we expect river levels to remain high today through to tomorrow morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 10am on Saturday 16/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 20:02
River Salwarpe
River levels have risen at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today. Flooding may affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. No further significant rainfall is forecast but we expect river levels to remain high today through to tomorrow morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 6am on Saturday 16/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 12:26
River Salwarpe
River levels have risen at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today. Flooding may affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. No further significant rainfall is forecast but we expect river levels to remain high today though to tomorrow morning. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 9pm on Friday 15/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 05:00
River Salwarpe
River levels have risen at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected today 15/11/19. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. No further significant rainfall is forecast but we expect river levels to remain high during today, 15/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 1 pm on 15/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 20:22
River Salwarpe
River levels have risen at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected from Thursday afternoon onwards 14/11/19. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 6:00am on 15/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 14:15
River Salwarpe
River levels have risen at the Harford Hill river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected on Thursday afternoon 14/11/19. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. Further rainfall is expected over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 9:00pm on 14/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 09:03
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain is forecast on Thursday 14/11/19. There is uncertainty over the amount and location of rainfall expected. Where intense rainfall does occur, flooding of low lying land is possible. Surface water flooding may also occur. We urge you to remain vigilant, avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are monitoring the situation closely and are liaising with our professional partners. We will issue updates to this message and flood warnings if necessary. The forecast for Friday 15/11/19 is for improved weather conditions. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 2pm on Thursday 14/11/19 or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 17:15
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain is forecast overnight tonight and through tomorrow Thursday 14/11/19. There is uncertainty over the amount and location of rainfall expected. Where intense rainfall does occur, flooding of low lying land is possible. Surface water flooding may also occur. We urge you to remain vigilant, avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are monitoring the situation closely and are liaising with our professional partners. We will issue updates to this message and flood warnings if necessary. The forecast for Friday 15/11/19 is for improved weather conditions. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 9am Thursday 14/11/19 or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 10:34
River Salwarpe
Heavy rain has fallen, which is causing river levels to rise. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 27/10/19. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 18:00, 27/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 21:25
River Salwarpe
Heavy rain has fallen, which is causing river levels to rise. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today until at least tomorrow 27/10/19. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 10:00 tomorrow, 27/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 13:00
River Salwarpe
Heavy rain has fallen, which is causing river levels to rise. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today until at least tomorrow 27/10/19. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 19:00 today, 26/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 07:38
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain is forecast which could affect your area over the next 24 hours. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this morning until 23:00 today, 26/10/19. Flooding may affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. River levels may remain high until 23:00 on 26/10/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 13:00 today, 26/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 02:30
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain is forecast which could affect your area over the next 24 hours. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this morning until 23:00 today, 26/10/19. Flooding may affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. River levels may remain high until 23:00 on 26/10/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 09:00 this morning, 26/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 17:01
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain is forecast which could affect your area over the next 24 hours. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight until 23:00 tomorrow, 26/10/19. Flooding may affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Catshill to Hawford. Other areas that may be affected include Stoke Heath, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich Spa and Ombersley. River levels may remain high until 23:00 on 26/10/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 08:00 tomorrow morning, 26/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jun 2018 07:39
River Salwarpe
This flood alert remains in force as localised thunderstorms are expected during Saturday. There is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and location of these thunderstorms. Where thunderstorms do occur, flooding of low lying land can be expected. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, and are liaising with our professional partners. We will issue updates to this message and flood warnings if necessary. Saturday's forecast is for scattered showers but there is a risk in some locations of thunderstorms occurring in the early part of the day, the overall outlook for the next couple of days is for improved weather conditions. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jun 2018 19:29
River Salwarpe
This flood alert remains in force as heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast overnight on Friday and into Saturday. There is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and location of these thunderstorms. Where thunderstorms do occur, flooding of low lying land can be expected. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, and are liaising with our professional partners. We will issue updates to this message and flood warnings if necessary. Saturday's forecast is for scattered showers but improved weather conditions. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jun 2018 15:38
River Salwarpe
This flood alert remains in force as heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for your area for Friday afternoon and overnight into Saturday. There is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and location of these thunderstorms. Where thunderstorms do occur, flooding of low lying land would be expected. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, and are liaising with our professional partners. We will issue updates to this message and flood warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jun 2018 12:29
River Salwarpe
This flood alert remains in force as heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for your area for Friday afternoon and overnight into Saturday. There is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and location of any of these thunderstorms. Flooding of low lying land would be expected. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, and are liaising with our professional partners. We will issue Updates, further Flood Alerts and Flood Warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 31 May 2018 20:37
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for your area for Thursday and overnight into Friday. There is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and the location of any of these thunderstorms. Flooding of low lying land would be expected. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, and are liaising with our professional partners. We will issue Updates, further Flood Alerts and Flood Warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 31 May 2018 18:14
River Salwarpe
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for your area for Thursday evening and overnight into Friday. There is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and location of any of these thunderstorms. Flooding of low lying land would be expected. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, and are liaising with our professional partners. We will issue Updates, further Flood Alerts and Flood Warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 19:50
River Salwarpe and its tributaries
This message contains gauge information for Harford Hill. This message is due to be updated by 9 am on Thursday 28th December or as the situation changes. At 7:45 pm today; the level at the Harford Hill Gauge was 1.84 metres and falling. A peak level of 2.02 metres occurred this afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 16:00
River Salwarpe and its tributaries
This message contains gauge information for Harford Hill. This message is due to be updated by 8 pm on Wednesday 27th December 2017 or as the situation changes. A band of persistent heavy rain and snow overnight and into this morning has resulted in river levels rising. Rivers may continue to rise and remain high due to snow melt. At 3:00 pm today; the level at the Harford Hill Gauge was 2.02 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 2.0 and 2.1 metres is expected to occur Wednesday evening..


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 07:57
River Salwarpe and its tributaries
This message contains gauge information for Harford Hill. This message is due to be updated by 4 pm on Wednesday 27th December 2017 or as the situation changes. A band of persistent heavy rain and snow overnight and into this morning has resulted in river levels rising. Rivers may continue to rise and remain high due to snow melt. At 7:20 am today; the level at the Harford Hill Gauge was 1.59 metres and rising. A peak level of up to 2.0 metres is expected to occur Wednesday afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 21:33
River Salwarpe and its tributaries
This message contains gauge information for Harford Hill. This message is due to be updated by 8 am on Wednesday 27th December 2017 or as the situation changes. A band of persistent heavy rain is expected overnight Tuesday 26th December 2017 and into the morning of Wednesday 27th December 2017. River levels are currently normal for the time of year but will rise following forecast rainfall. At 9:15 pm today; the level at the Harford Hill Gauge was 0.44 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 1.6 and 2.1 metres is expected to occur Wednesday afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 15:08
River Salwarpe and its tributaries
This message contains gauge information for Harford Hill. This message is due to be updated by 10 pm on Tuesday 26th December 2017 or as the situation changes. A band of persistent heavy rain is expected during the evening of Tuesday 26th December 2017 and overnight into the morning of Wednesday 27th December 2017. River levels are currently normal for the time of year but will rise following forecast rainfall. At 2.40 pm today; the level at the Harford Hill Gauge was 0.36 metres and steady. A peak level of between 1.6 and 2.1 metres is expected to occur Wednesday afternoon.