Five Day Flood Risk Forecast

Forecast issued by the Met Office at 10:30am, Thursday 26th April

Local flooding is possible but not expected from rivers and surface water across south-west and central parts of England and South Wales on Friday. This is due to locally heavy rainfall across these areas. Land and roads may flood and there may be disruption to travel. More widespread flooding is possible but not expected from rivers and surface water in the south-east of England from Sunday afternoon and through Monday. This is due to the potential for widespread heavy rain here. Properties may flood and there may be travel disruption.

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River

Significant river flooding impacts are possible but not expected across parts of south-east England from later on Sunday and through Monday. This is due to widespread heavy rain. See Specific Areas of Concern Map 1.

Minor river flooding impacts are possible but not expected across south-west and central parts of England and South Wales on Friday. This is due to locally heavy rainfall across these areas.

Coastal

The coastal/tidal flood risk is VERY LOW for the next five days despite high tides combining with strong winds and large waves at times.

Surface

Significant surface water flooding impacts are possible but not expected from Sunday afternoon and through Monday across parts of south-east England due to widespread heavy rain. See Specific Areas of Concern Map 1.

Minor surface water flooding impacts are possible but not expected across south-west and central parts of England and South Wales on Friday. This is due to locally heavy rainfall across these areas.

Groundwater

The groundwater flood risk is VERY LOW for the next five days.

Groundwater levels remain high across parts of Hampshire and West Berkshire, with some ongoing minimal impacts. Levels are not expected to rise further.

Groundwater levels are high in North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. However, levels should begin to plateau and then slowly decline. No groundwater flooding impacts are currently expected.

Daily Risk Forecast Maps

Areas Potentially Affected

Sunday 29th April

Surrey, Medway, Thurrock, Kent, Essex, Gtr London, Southend-on-Sea, Brighton and Hove, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, W Sussex, E Sussex, Cambridgeshire

Source and risk of potential flooding

  • River: Likelihood very low, Impact significant
  • Surface: Likelihood very low, Impact significant

Additional information: From Sunday afternoon through Monday.

Monday 30th April

Surrey, Medway, Thurrock, Kent, Essex, Gtr London, Southend-on-Sea, Brighton and Hove, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, W Sussex, E Sussex, Cambridgeshire

Source and risk of potential flooding

  • River: Likelihood very low, Impact significant
  • Surface: Likelihood very low, Impact significant

Additional information: From Sunday afternoon through Monday.

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