Flood warnings for parts of England over the weekend

Large parts of England should be on alert for potential flooding this weekend, the Environment Agency has warned.

From midday today (October 29) there are 11 flood warnings in place and 38 flood alerts, spread across parts of north, southwest and southern England.

The 12 flood warnings are in place for the following areas:

  • Keswick Campsite;
  • River Clyst, from Broadclyst to Clyst St. Mary;
  • River Derwent at Workington, Seaton Mill and Barepot;
  • River Ehen at Egremont, Bleach Green, Ennerdale Mill, Bridge End, Vale View, Wood Bank, Rugby Club;
  • River Greta at Keswick, Keswick Campsite, Rugby Club and Quinta;
  • River Level at Newby Bridge and Backbarrow;
  • Rivers Cocker and Derwent at Cockermouth, Cricket Ground and Trout Hotel car park;
  • River Tamar from Greystone Bridge to Cotehele excluding Calstock;
  • River Torridge (lower) from Dolton to Bideford, including Taddiport and Weare Giffard;
  • Ullswater and River Eamont at Pooley Bridge, Ullswater Steamer Pier to B5320 Bridge;
  • Windermere (lake levels).

The 38 flood alerts are in place for the following areas:

  • Exmoor rivers;
  • Lower Exe;
  • Lower River Eden;
  • Lower River Lune and Conder;
  • Lower River Tamar;
  • Lower Taw;
  • Lower Torridge area;
  • Mid-Devon Rivers;
  • Middle River Tamar;
  • North Cornwall Rivers;
  • North Dartmoor Rivers;
  • North Sea coast at Bridlington;
  • River Arrow in Herefordshire;
  • River Axe;
  • River Dart area;
  • River Lynher;
  • River Plym and Tory Brook;
  • Rivers Brathway, Rothay and Winster;
  • Rivers Clyst and Culm and their tributaries;
  • Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent;
  • Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck;
  • Rivers Ehen, Calder, Irt and Esk;
  • Rivers Greta, St. John’s Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake;
  • Rivers Kent and Bela;
  • Rivers Lowther and Eamont;
  • Rivers Otter and Sid, and Exmouth area;
  • Rivers Tavy and Walkham;
  • River Teign area;
  • River Tone catchment;
  • River Tweed South Bank;
  • River Wye in Gloucestershire;
  • River Wye in Herefordshire;
  • River Yealm;
  • South Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches;
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water;
  • Upper River Tamar;
  • Upper Teme;
  • West Somerset Streams.

Keep up-to-date with the warnings here.

Commenting on the weekend warning, flood duty manager at the Environment Agency Ben Lukey said:

The public need to stay on alert this weekend and into early next week as surface water and river flooding could still bring disruption in the southwest as well as part of northern England.

“We [Environment agency] are urging residents and visitors, especially holidaymakers in the Lake District and elsewhere, to stay alert and check their flood risk.”