Monday, 9 March 2020

Flood Warning in force: River Severn at Sandhurst and Maisemore.


Somewhat unexpected but happening owing to the high tides expected in the next day or two - email issued 6.18pm:


https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/031FWBSE570

Flooding is expected for: River Severn at Sandhurst and Maisemore including Walham and Severnside Farm.
Immediate action required.
River levels are forecast to rise at the Sandhurst river gauge due to high tides. Flooding may affect Coal Wharf and Riverside, Maisemore and Sandhurst Lane, as well as Base Lane, Sandhurst. A417 Over to Maisemore may need to be closed.
Predicted peaks:
Sandhurst 3.5 to 3.7m at 9:45pm on 09/03/20 and 3.6 to 3.8m at 9:45am Tuesday, 10/03/20.
Gloucester 3.4 to 3.6m at 9:30pm on 09/03/20 and 3.5 to 3.7m at 9:30am Tuesday, 10/03/20.
High tides are expected for the next 5 days.
Underlying river levels are currently falling between tides. However, further rain is forecast over the next few days which may cause levels to rise. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.
This message will be updated by 11:30pm, Monday 09/03/20, or if the situation changes.


3 comments:

David Jones said...

This doesn't relate to the heavy rain forecast for mid wales - that would take a few days to move down the Severn.

Andrew Cooley said...

Thanks.

David Jones said...

Removed 1.13pm on Saturday 14 March 2020