Cuckmere River

Flood Alert

River levels in Hellingly have fallen from their overnight peak, but are still a little higher than normal. River levels in Alfriston are still high, and slowly rising, but should begin to stabilise by lunchtime. Minor impact flooding, with shallow depths will continue to affect fields, rural roads and gardens near to Station Road and Chuch Lane Hellingly, and Willows car park, River Lane, North Street, Old Clergy House and Deans Place Hotel in Alfriston. Saturday morning’s light rain will clear by 11:00. River levels in Hellingly will rise again, but not as high as last night, and begin to fall by 17:00 29/2/2020. A similar fall and later rise is probable in Alfriston too. Only isolated showers are forecast for the rest of the weekend, which will allow river levels to return to nearer normal by Monday 2/3/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes susceptible to flooding. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. This message will be updated by 11:00 1/3/2020

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 9:15am, Saturday 29th February.

Flood Warning Area Details

Cuckmere River and tributaries from Vines Cross to Exceat Bridge

Region: South East

Counties covered: East Sussex

Watercourses covered: Cuckmere River

Area covered by this alert location

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

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

Note: the area shown on the map is the area covered by flood alerts and warnings. It is not a live map of current flooding. The area covered broadly equates to the area where the fisk of flooding in any year is greater than 1% (the "hundred year" flood risk).

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Hellingly and Horsebridge
Cuckmere River and Bull River at Hellingly and Horsebridge including Mill Lane, Station Road and the A271 at Lower Horsebridge

No current or recent warnings.

Cuckmere River at Alfriston from Shermans Bridge to Deans Place Hotel including Milton Lock and Long Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

Tidal Cuckmere
Tidal areas of the Cuckmere valley from Cuckmere Haven to the A27 including Alfriston

No current or recent warnings.

Willingdon, Eastbourne and Langney Levels
Willingdon, Eastbourne and Langney Levels including Eastbourne Park and Langney Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

Inland areas of Eastbourne
Areas of Eastbourne at risk from a high tide including areas of Roselands, Willingdon Levels, areas near Shinewater Lake, West Langley Levels and Sovereign Harbour and Langney Village

No current or recent warnings. is an independent website. It is not associated with the Environment Agency or any other supplier of river level information. is a Good Stuff website.