River Axe at Forde Abbey


Current River Level: 0.503m, falling

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 5:00pm, Wednesday 23rd October BST
(4:00pm, Wednesday 23rd October GMT)

Change from previous measurement: -0.001m
(recorded at 5:00am, Wednesday 23rd October BST)

The normal level of the River Axe at Forde Abbey in average weather conditions is between 0.43m and 0.60m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The usual range of the River Axe at Forde Abbey in more extreme weather conditions is between 0.34m and 1.50m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The most recent high is 2.99m, reached on Saturday 7th July 2012 at 1:15pm.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Axe at Forde Abbey is 2.99m, reached on Saturday 7th July 2012 at 1:15pm.

  • Monitoring Station: Forde Abbey
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 45235
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 45235-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • Watercourse: River Axe, Lyme Bay
  • Operational Area: Lim and Axe
  • Catchment Area: East Devon
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Exe Group
  • Environment Agency Region: South West
  • Nearest Town/Village: Thorncombe
  • Local Authority: West Dorset
  • Ceremonial County: Dorset

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Axe (Upper) from Winsham to Axminster, including Chard Junction and Weycroft
riverside locations and roads between Winsham and Axminster, including Chard Junction, Coaxden Cottages and Weycroft

No current or recent warnings.

River Axe Area
the Rivers Axe, Coly, Yarty, Umborne Brook and coastal streams from Branscombe to Axmouth

Recent warnings no longer in force.

River Axe (Mid) at Axminster
low lying properties and roads around Stoney Bridge and Castle Hill in Axminster

No current or recent warnings.

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Long Term

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