Upper River Medway

Flood Alert

River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall expected overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland around Hartfield, Ashurst and Fordcombe is possible from 05:00 am through tomorrow, 14/11/19. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast through Thursday 14/11/19 and again on Friday into Saturday. We expect river levels to begin rising at 01:00 am on 14/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing trash screens and checking our defences and structures. 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 08:00am tomorrow morning, 14/11/19, or as the situation changes.

This information last updated 5:12pm, Wednesday 13th November.

Flood Warning Area Details

The River Medway from Forest Row to Penshurst, including Ashurst

Region: South East

Counties covered: East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex

Watercourses covered: River Medway

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Upper River Medway.

Icons on the map show nearby level monitoring stations. They are not necessarily related to this particular flood warning area.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Medway between Forest Row and Penshurst
River Medway between Forest Row and Penshurst, including Ashurst and Hartwell

No current or recent warnings.

Kidbrooke Stream at Forest Row
Kidbrooke Stream at Forest Row, including Priory Road, Swans Ghyll, Riverside and Blenheim Fields

No current or recent warnings.

River Medway between Penshurst and Leigh
River Medway between Penshurst and the Leigh Flood Storage Area

No current or recent warnings.

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