Cuckmere River

Warning no longer in force

The rivers through Hellingly have already fallen to near normal. Through Alfriston the Cuckmere River is still high, but is also slowly falling. During Friday 22/10/2021 water will remain in fields in Alfriston, and minor flood impacts could also affect North Street, Willows Car Park, River Lane, The Old Clergy House and Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston. The weather forecast is for 5 predominantly dry days, other than a chance of an isolated shower on Sunday and Monday. Minor residual flood impacts might remain, such as water in fields, gardens and on roads but these should continue to ease through the weekend. Please continue to plan to avoid driving through routes susceptible to flooding near Alfriston. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will reissue this message if the risk of flooding to properties increases.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 10:26am, Friday 22nd October.

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 risk 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

Recent warnings no longer in force.

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.

Langney Haven at Langney, Willingdon and Eastbourne
Langney Haven at Langney, Willingdon and Eastbourne including Shinewater Park

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.