River Wansbeck at Middleton Bridge

Current River Level: 1.243m, rising

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 1:30am, Thursday 23rd March GMT

Change from previous measurement: 0.046m


The normal level of the River Wansbeck at Middleton Bridge in average weather conditions is between 0.02m and 0.31m. It has been between these levels for at least 159 days in the past year.

The usual range of the River Wansbeck at Middleton Bridge in more extreme weather conditions is between 0.06m and 1.81m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The most recent high is 1.85m, reached on Thursday 28th June 2012 at 5:45pm.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Wansbeck at Middleton Bridge is 2.17m, recorded on Saturday 6th September 2008 at 3:30pm.

  • Monitoring Station: Middleton Bridge
  • Watercourse: River Wansbeck
  • Catchment Area: Northumberland Rivers
  • Region: North East
  • Nearest Town/Village: Wallington Demesne
  • Local Authority: Northumberland County Council
  • County: Northumberland

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Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Wansbeck
Flood Alert

Throughout Wednesday we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Wansbeck area. This has meant that the River Wansbeck is now rising. The main areas of concern are the Rivers Wansbeck, Font, Hart Burn and their tributaries. River levels suggest there may be flooding to low lying land and roads. More heavy showers are expected into the night and clearing tomorrow morning. River levels are expected to peak early on Thursday morning at around 7am. However, the situation is very changeable and difficult to predict. We expect the river to remain high and possibly rise further. At this stage no property flooding is forecast. We do not currently expect to issue any Flood Warnings for this area. The flood gates in the High Stanners and Mitford Road area of Morpeth will be closed by EA staff. River levels are constantly being monitored and this message will be updated by 10 am on Thursday 23/03/17 or earlier if the situation changes. River levels can be viewed on our website.

River Wansbeck at Upper Morpeth
No Warning

Recent warnings no longer in force.

Past Week

Long Term

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