River Birket at Fornalls Bridge


Current River Level: 0.168m, rising

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 2:00pm, Sunday 25th September BST
(1:00pm, Sunday 25th September GMT)

Change from previous measurement: 0.001m
(recorded at 1:45pm, Sunday 25th September BST)

The usual range of the River Birket at Fornalls Bridge is between 0.02m and 2.14m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Birket at Fornalls Bridge over the past 12 months has been between 0.08m and 0.54m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Birket at Fornalls Bridge is 1.39m, reached on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at 1:00am.

Note that this data may not take account of recent measurements, as we wait until a level has been verified by the Environment Agency before adding it to our records.

  • Monitoring Station: Fornalls Bridge
  • Watercourse: River Birket
  • Nearest Town/Village: Hoylake
  • Local Authority: Wirral
  • Ceremonial County: Merseyside
  • Coordinates: 53°23'48"N 3°9'5"W (53.396899,-3.151606)
  • OS Grid: SJ235895 (323522,389516)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR 6YF5.H0
  • Mapcode (Global): WH760.KWG7
  • Open Location Code: 9C5R9RWX+Q9
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO83kj15
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 685520
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 685520-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • Operational Area: Wirral
  • Catchment Area: Lower Mersey
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Cheshire Rivers Group
  • Environment Agency Region: North West
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 2.76m AOD

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Birket at Meols
Areas at risk include properties on Park Lane, including parts of the Wirral Beech caravan site. Properties on Clevely Road and Derwent Road are also at risk

No current or recent warnings.

Coastline at the Head of the Wirral
Areas at risk include Meols and Leasowe

No current or recent warnings.

Arrowe Brook at Moreton West
Areas at risk include land and property adjacent to Arrowe Brook from Saughall Massie Road, to the Railway including property on Meadowbrook, Bermuda Road, Linear Park, Town Meadow Lane, Tern Way, Millhouse Lane, Oakham Drive, Desford and Millhouse C

No current or recent warnings.

Wirral catchment with Heswall, Ellesmere Port, Bebington, Hoylake and Wallasey
The Wirral catchment includes the Rivers Fender and Birkett and Rivacre, Dibbinsdale and Arrowe Brooks and their tributaries. Other locations which may be affected are around Birkenhead, Bootle, Litherland and Crosby

No current or recent warnings.

Irish Sea from New Brighton to Hoylake
Areas at risk include land at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton and including parts of Leasowe and Wallasey.

No current or recent warnings.

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