UK flood WARNING: RED ALERTS issued as month worth of rain falls in 1 day ‘Danger to life’

Flood warnings have been issued up and down the UK today – but two red warnings are causing concern for some. The ‘danger to life’ red alerts are affecting the River Teme in two parts of the UK, with officials urging households to activate flood protection immediately.

The warnings come as the Met Office issued a Red Warning for rain – the highest level of warning – for parts of south Wales on Sunday morning.

The area saw a month’s worth of rain fall in just 25 hours – with the average rainfall in Wales for the month of February being 110.8mm.

At Cray Reservoir, Powys, South Wales, 132.8mm of rain was recorded between 7am on Saturday and 8am on Sunday.  

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page, said: “Whilst the heaviest rain has cleared from Northern Ireland and Scotland, England and Wales will continue to see heavy rain on Sunday, with a risk of severe flooding in places.

“In particular, heavy rain has led to severe flooding across parts of south Wales triggering a red rain warning.”


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River Teme at Eardiston

This Severe Warning has been issued because river levels continue to rise at the Tenbury river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland continues.

Flooding is affecting properties and roads at Eardiston including the A443 at Eastham.

Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and have a bag ready with vital items like medicines and insurance documents.

River levels at Tenbury are predicted to peak between 5.9 and 6.2m at this afternoon, Sunday 16/02/20.

Further rain is expected over the next 12 hours and we expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days.

We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services.

River Teme at Tenbury Wells and Burford

The EA warned: “This Severe Warning has been issued because river levels continue to rise at the Tenbury river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.

“Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland continues.

“Flooding is affecting properties and roads at Tenbury Wells and Burford including the A4112 Market Street and Teme Street in Tenbury Wells.

“The B4204 in Tenbury Wells. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and have a bag ready with vital items like medicines and insurance documents.

“River levels at Tenbury are predicted to peak between 5.9 and 6.2m at this afternoon, Sunday 16/02/20.

“Further rain is expected over the next 12 hours and we expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days.

“We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services.”

Both warnings are expected to be updated later this afternoon. Please check back for the latest warnings.


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Currently, a total of 236 flood warnings are in place, along with 339 flood alerts.

A flood warning denotes that flooding is to be expected and advises residents that immediate action is required.

Flood alerts indicated flooding is possible and advise households to be prepared.

Some 51 warnings are no longer in force.

Find out if your area is affected by flood warnings at the Environment Agency website.

Or check the list below which outlines where flood warnings are in place.

  • Barcombe Mills
  • Bottle Brook at Lower Kilburn and Coxbench
  • Bourne Brook at Hints and Drayton Manor Park
  • Bristol Avon (upper) from Chippenham to Melksham
  • Brook Dike at Wath Upon Dearne
  • Burstow Stream at East and North Horley
  • Buxted
  • Cocker Beck at Lowdham
  • Cogenhoe Mill Caravan Site
  • Day Brook at Ventnor Rise and Athorpe Grove in Old Basford
  • Doniford Stream in the Sampford Mill Farm area
  • Endon Brook at Denford
  • English River Dee at Farndon
  • Foston Beck from Sedgebrook to the A1
  • Freshfield Bridge to Sharpsbridge
  • Gilwiskaw Brook at Packington
  • Grace Dieu Brook at Whitwick and Thringstone
  • Hebble Brook at Halifax
  • Hilton Brook at Sutton on the Hill and Uttoxeter Road Hilton
  • Horsham on the River Arun
  • Keswick Campsite
  • Kyre Brook at Tenbury Wells
  • Landford to Wade Bridge on the River Blackwater
  • Lindfield Bridge
  • Liss to Sheet Mill on the Wester Rother
  • Little Venice Country Park and Marina
  • Lodsbridge to Shopham Bridge on the Western Rother
  • Lower Avon at The Bridges and Stubbings Meadow in Ringwood
  • Lower Avon from Ringwood to Christchurch
  • Lower Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke
  • Lower Frome from East Stoke to Wareham
  • Lower Stour from Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch
  • Marchington Brook at Marchington
  • Middle Stour from Hammoon to Sturminster Marshall
  • North Sea at Scarborough – Foreshore Road
  • North Sea at Scarborough – Sandside
  • River Aire at Allerton Ings, Barnsdale Road and Properties
  • River Aire at Cottingley
  • River Aire at Hirst Marsh and West Marsh
  • River Aire at Shipley
  • River Aller
  • River Alne at Bird in Hand
  • River Amber at Ambergate
  • River Anker at Mancetter, Witherley and Atherstone
  • River Anker at Weddington
  • River Arrow at Eardisland
  • River Arrow at Kington
  • River Arrow at Pembridge
  • River Avon at Strensham and Bredon
  • River Avon at Wyre Piddle
  • River Axe (Lower) from Axminster to Axmouth
  • River Axe (Upper) from Winsham to Axminster, including Chard Junction and Weycroft
  • River Barle from Simonsbath to Brushford, including Withypool
  • River Blithe from Blithfield Reservoir to Bancroft
  • River Blythe at Earlswood
  • River Bovey at Bovey Tracey and Heathfield
  • River Calder at Brearley and Luddenden Foot
  • River Calder at Horbury – The Strands
  • River Caldew at Cummersdale, Factory
  • River Churnet at Alton
  • River Churnet at Cheddleton
  • River Churnet at Froghall including Consall Forge
  • River Churnet at Oakamoor
  • River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St. Mary
  • River Cole at Greet
  • River Cole at Hay Mills
  • River Cole at Sarehole, Hall Green
  • River Cole at Solihull Lodge
  • River Cole at Sparkhill
  • River Corve at Ludlow
  • River Dart from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, including Staverton
  • River Dart from Dartmeet to Buckfastleigh
  • River Dearne at Darton and Barugh
  • River Dene at Walton
  • River Derwent at Allestree Ford Lane Bridge and Darley Abbey Park
  • River Derwent at Ambaston Lane
  • River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
  • River Derwent at Calver
  • River Derwent at Chatsworth
  • River Derwent at Church Wilne and Wilne Lane
  • River Derwent at Darley Dale
  • River Derwent at Grindleford
  • River Devon at Bottesford, Easthorpe, Muston and Woolsthorpe
  • River Doe Lea at Bolsover Coking Works and Netherthorpe
  • River Don at Blackburn Meadows
  • River Don at Kilnhurst – Hooton Road
  • River Don at Meadowhall and Carbrook
  • River Dove and Egginton Brook at Egginton
  • River Dove at Dovefields Crossing and Saltbrook Cottage
  • River Dove at Hangingbridge and Church Mayfield
  • River Dove at Norbury and Lower Ellastone
  • River Dove from Coldwall Bridge to Okeover
  • River Eau at Scotter
  • River Eden and Caldew at Carlisle, Devonshire Walk, West Coast Mainline, Bitts Park, Cricket Club
  • River Eden at Appleby, The Sands, Cricket ground, King George`s Field
  • River Eden at Armathwaite, The Castle and Brocklewath
  • River Eden at Bolton
  • River Eden at Carlisle, Rickerby Park, Swifts and Stoneyholme Golf Courses
  • River Eden at Carlisle, Rickerby Village
  • River Eden at Eden Hall
  • River Eden at Warwick Bridge, Holme House, Bridge End and Holme Eden Hall
  • River Eden between Newby East and Low Crosby
  • River Esk at Lealholm
  • River Esk from Briggswath to Ruswarp
  • River Exe at Bolham
  • River Exe from Exebridge to Tiverton
  • River Exe from Tiverton to Exeter, including Bickleigh
  • River Frome at Bishops Frome
  • River Frome at Bromyard
  • River Frome at Stonehouse and Bridgend
  • River Harbourne at Crowdy Mill, Beenleigh, Bow and Tuckenhay
  • River Idle at West Retford and Ordsall
  • River Isle from Chard Reservoir to Hambridge
  • River Lemon from Bickington to Newton Abbot
  • River Lew at Gribbleford Bridge and Hatherleigh
  • River Lugg at Bodenham
  • River Lugg at Leominster
  • River Lyn (East) from Brendon to Lynmouth
  • River Lynher from Berriowbridge to Notter Bridge
  • River Maun at Edwinstowe and Ollerton
  • River Maun at Haughton, Milton and West Drayton
  • River Mease at Clifton Campville, Harlaston and Croxall
  • River Mease at Measham and Netherseal
  • River Medway between Forest Row and Penshurst
  • River Mersey at Cheadle Wood and Ford lane
  • River Mole at Charlwood and Hookwood
  • River Nidd at Hunsingore and Cattal
  • River Nidd at Knaresborough
  • River Nidd at Knaresborough Caravan Parks and Goldsborough Mill Farm
  • River Okement at Brightley, Jacobstowe and Monkokehampton
  • River Ottery At Yeolmbridge and Ham Mill
  • River Ouse at Linton Lock
  • River Ouse at Naburn Lock
  • River Ouse at York – riverside properties
  • River Ouse at York – St George`s Field and Queen`s Staith
  • River Parrett (upper) from South Perrott to Thorney
  • River Penk at Acton Bridge
  • River Penk at Congreve
  • River Penk at Coven
  • River Penk at Penkridge
  • River Penk at Somerford
  • River Penk at Stafford
  • River Rea at Newnham Bridge
  • River Rother at Renishaw
  • River Rother at Staveley Business Centre
  • River Rother at Tapton
  • River Rother at Treeton
  • River Ryton at Scrooby including Serlby
  • River Ryton at Worksop, Shelley Street
  • River Ryton at Worksop Town Centre including Shireoaks
  • Rivers Ecclesbourne and Derwent at Duffield
  • Rivers Eden and Eden Brook from Crowhurst and Blindley Heath to Penshurst
  • River Sence from Temple Mill to Sheepy Magna
  • River Severn at Abbots Court, Deerhurst
  • River Severn at Apperley and The Leigh
  • River Severn at Bewdley, Blackstone and Stourport
  • River Severn at Chaceley and Haw Bridge
  • River Severn at Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End
  • River Severn at Hanley Road, Upton upon Severn
  • River Severn at Hawford Wood and Bevere
  • River Severn at Larford, Riverlands and Holt Fleet
  • River Severn at Northwood, Bewdley
  • River Severn at Pitchcroft, North Worcester
  • River Severn at Severn Ham, Tewkesbury
  • River Severn at Wribbenhall, Bewdley
  • River Severn in North Worcester
  • River Severn in South Worcester
  • River Severn Sandy Lane and Severnside, Stourport
  • River Smite at Aslockton and Whatton
  • River Smite at Shelton Lodge and Port Grange Farms
  • River Soar at Redhill and Kegworth Bridge
  • River Soar at Sharnford including Croft Mill
  • River Soar at Zouch Island
  • Rivers Stour and Iwerne at Stourpaine
  • River Stour at Kinver
  • River Stour at Stourbridge
  • River Stour at Stourport
  • River Swale at Howe village and by Skipton Bridge
  • River Swale at Kirby Wiske
  • River Swale at Topcliffe
  • River Swarbourn at Woodlane Bridge, Yoxall
  • River Swarbourn at Yoxall
  • River Tamar from Greystone Bridge to Cotehele excluding Calstock
  • River Tame at Bescot
  • River Tame at Ray Hall Water Works
  • River Tame at Witton and Salford Park
  • River Tanat at Llanyblodwel
  • River Taw (Middle) from Taw Bridge to Newnham Bridge
  • River Teign (Lower) from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton
  • River Teign (Upper) at Dunsford
  • River Teign (Upper) from Clifford Bridge to Chudleigh
  • River Teme at Bransford
  • River Teme at Knightwick, Doddenham and Broadwas
  • River Teme at Leigh
  • River Teme at Leintwardine and Walford
  • River Teme at Little Hereford and Ashford Carbonel
  • River Teme at Ludlow
  • River Teme at Stanford Bridge
  • River Torridge (Lower) from Dolton to Bideford, including Taddiport and Weare Giffard
  • River Tweed at Boat House, Norham
  • River Ure at Aldwark Bridge to Cuddy Shaw
  • River Ure at Masham
  • River Ure at Milby Island
  • River Ure at Roecliffe Caravan Park
  • River Ure in Ripon at Ure Bank and the Racecourse
  • River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook
  • River Vyrnwy at Melverley
  • River Weaver at Nantwich, Lakeside View
  • River Weaver at Shrewbridge Lodge
  • River Wreake for mills at Hoby, Thrussington and Ratcliffe
  • River Wye at Ashford in the Water, Church Street area
  • River Wye at Chee Dale, Cressbrook and Upperdale
  • River Wye at Litton Mill
  • River Wye at Rotherwas, Hereford
  • River Wye at Wye Bank and Milford at Bakewell
  • River Wye from Hay to Hereford
  • River Wye from Hereford to Ross-On-Wye
  • River Wye in North Hereford
  • River Wye in South Hereford
  • River Yarty from Yarcombe to Axminster
  • Rolleston Brook and River Dove at Rolleston
  • Rothley Brook at Glenfield and Anstey
  • Ruskington Beck in Ruskington
  • Sandyford Brook in Stafford
  • Saredon Brook at Standeford near Coven
  • Smestow Brook at Hinksford
  • Swinney Beck at Masham
  • Tetbury Avon at Malmesbury
  • Tyersal and Pudsey Beck at Pudsey
  • Upper Frome at Maiden Newton
  • Washford River, riverside properties from Kingsbridge to Lower Roadwater
  • Wesley Brook at Shifnal
  • West Dean to Dunbridge on the River Dun
  • Whetstone Brook at Whetstone
  • Wood Brook and River Soar at Loughborough
  • Yazor and Widemarsh Brook in Hereford

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