The Rattlesden River and River Gipping, through and including Stowmarket and Needham Market

Flood alert

This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely throughout today, Saturday 16th January. River levels are beginning to drop, but will remain responsive to further rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for persistent rain and snow showers this morning, with more settled weather for later today and tomorrow. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary, and no later than 6pm on Saturday 16th January.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 7:45am, Saturday 16th January.

Flood Warning Area Details

The Rattlesden River and River Gipping, including Lower Street, Rattlesden, the Ford at Wash Lane Onehouse, Combs Ford, Stowmarket. Hawks Mill Street, Crown Street and Coddenham Road in Needham Market

Counties covered: Suffolk

Watercourses covered: Rattlesden River, Gipping

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for The Rattlesden River and River Gipping, through and including Stowmarket and Needham Market.

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

The Rattlesden River from Rattlesden to Combs Ford in Stowmarket
The Rattlesden River from Rattlesden to Combs Ford in Stowmarket

No current or recent warnings.

The River Gipping from the A14 at Stowmarket to upstream of Needham Market
The River Gipping from the A14 at Stowmarket to upstream of Needham Market

No current or recent warnings.

The River Gipping through Needham Market
The River Gipping through Needham Market

No current or recent warnings.

The River Gipping, from downstream of Needham Market, to upstream of London Road Bridge, Ipswich
The River Gipping from downstream of Needham Market to upstream of London Road Bridge, Ipswich, including riverside areas at Great Blakenham, Bramford and Sproughton

Recent warnings no longer in force.

The River Gipping from Needham Market to London Road Bridge, Ipswich
The River Gipping from Needham Market to London Road Bridge, Ipswich, including Bramford and Sproughton

No current or recent warnings.

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