Lower Ouse

Warning no longer in force

River levels in Barcombe are still high, but are now falling after Storm Dennis's widespread heavy rain. Tide levels at Newhaven will be lower on each successive tide. In combination, water levels on the Lower Ouse, between Lewes and Newhaven will now fall today, returning to more normal conditions Tuesday 18/2/2020. Flood impacts will ease, but may continue to affect fields, gardens and roads until river levels fall further. No new property flooding is expected. Please continue to take care in and around flood affected areas, flood water can contain hidden dangers. Only isolated showers are expected until Thursday 20/2/2020. These showers are unlikely to cause river levels to rise significantly, if at all. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, which may still be affected today. We will continue to monitor the levels and forecast and will re-issue messages if the risk of flooding increases.

This information last updated 8:55am, Monday 17th February.

Flood Warning Area Details

Lower Ouse and tributaries from Barcombe Mills to Newhaven Harbour

Region: South East

Counties covered: East Sussex

Watercourses covered: Ouse

Area covered by this alert location

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

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

Hamsey
River Ouse at Hamsey including Whitfield Lane and Ivors Lane

No current or recent warnings.

Lewes
River Ouse at Lewes including Monks Way, Landport, Talbot Terrace, North Street, Cliffe High Street and Southerham Farm

No current or recent warnings.

Malling at Lewes
Malling area of Lewes including Spences Lane, Orchard Road and the Malling Brooks Industrial Estate

No current or recent warnings.

Piddinghoe and South Heighton
River Ouse at Piddinghoe and South Heighton including the A26 at Grange Farm South Heighton

No current or recent warnings.

Newhaven
River Ouse at Newhaven including, Avis Way Industrial estate, Newhaven Marina, the A26, A259 and Denton Island

No current or recent warnings.

Winterbourne Stream at Lewes
Winterbourne Stream in the Southover area of Lewes from the railway embankment at Winterbourne Close to Lewes Station on Station Road

No current or recent warnings.

Winterbourne Stream
Winterbourne Stream in the Southover area of Lewes

No current or recent warnings.

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