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Weather Alert – Flooding Activity

Please be advised that whilst the current Flood Guidance Statement (FGS) remains green for Worcestershire, there are, however, some low-level operational activities taking place along the River Severn.


Weather Update


A frontal band of rain is expected overnight Thursday (tonight), clearing early tomorrow morning and we are expecting totals of around 10mm in the Severn.


Friday (tomorrow) is expected to be largely dry before another band of frontal rainfall moves into the patch from the west on Friday evening, clearing on Saturday morning.  In terms of rainfall totals tomorrow (Friday) we could see catchment averages of between 5 and 15mm in the Severn and Vyrnwy confluence.


Once the frontal rainfall on Friday into Saturday morning clears, the remainder of Saturday will see blustery heavy showers feeding in from the west.  We could see catchment averages of between 20 and 30mm in the Severn and Vyrnwy confluence.


Blustery showers continue on Sunday and into Monday and it is likely to continue to remain unsettled into next week.


Based on the above estimated rainfall totals we are expecting to see a handful of alerts and warnings across the catchment.


Catchment Flood Alert Flood Warning
Lower Severn Up to 5 Up to 7


Under a reasonable worst-case scenario up to 5 additional flood warnings would potentially be needed in the Upper Severn catchment


Operational Activity


Bewdley Severn Side Phase 1 barriers are currently being deployed, with Beales and Severn Side Phase 2 barriers also mobilised to be deployed if required over the weekend. We’ll also be deploying sandbags.