Environment Agency – Flood Incident Summary Sheet 23/02/2024 10am

Summary Sheet 23_02_2024 10am

Good morning,

Please find attached the Flood Summary Sheet for Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire.

The Flood Guidance Statement is currently green for Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire for the next 5 days.

 Weather Summary

Over the last 24 hours we have seen a widespread 5-10mm . Today and tomorrow will see a continuation of the blustery showers moving across the area from the west, but with lower totals than today. We are expecting a widespread 2-3mm, with isolated maximums of up to 10 -15 mm for the upper catchments.

 Sunday will see a new frontal system move in from the south-west by mid-morning, clearing to the east into the evening. we are expecting 5-15 mm over Gloucestershire and Worcestershire and 0-5mm over Herefordshire and Shropshire. which could affect the lower catchments.

 Next week will see a return to drier weather from Sunday night onwards with high pressure moving in, we are expecting Monday and Tuesday to be dry currently.

 Operational activity

1. Frankwell Phase 1 will be deployed this morning.

2. Ironbridge loaded and ready if needed

3. Bewdley Severn Side North Phase 1 deployed. Phase 2 loaded ready if needed.

4. Kempsey pumping station is pumping. Contingency pumps on site.

5. Upton-upon-Severn New Street and waterside gates remain closed. Dunns lane gate open.

For the remaining barrier sites, we are closely monitoring the situation and we will update you if the situation changes.


Fluvial summary

Levels are still rising on the Upper Severn and this will work downstream over the coming days. The Lower Avon, and Lower Severn also rising. Levels on the Lower Severn will remain elevated well into the weekend.



By the weekend tides are starting to build again. We are not currently expecting any tidal alerts for the Estuary but potentially some for Sandhurst and Gloucester by the weekend due to high fluvial level/tidal interaction.

We are closely monitoring the situation.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

Kind regards,

Gethin Bowley & Damon Llewellyn

Flood Warning Duty Officers

Environment Agency

Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire