Cuckmere River

Warning no longer in force

River levels in and near Alfriston are still higher than normal, but are currently falling. Minor flood impacts may continue to affect fields and rural roads Saturday 18/1/2020. River levels in Hellingly are already near normal. The next five days are predicted to stay dry. River levels in all locations will have fallen to near normal by Wednesday 22/1/2020. Longer term weather forecasting is very difficult and there is uncertainty whether the dry spell will continue into February. We will continue to monitor levels and forecasts and will reissue this message if the risk of flooding increases again.

This information last updated 11:35am, Saturday 18th January.

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.