WMD Summary Sheet 09/02/24 10:30

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

Following the rainfall we saw on Thursday and into this morning. This has resulted in river levels rising on the River Severn, Avon, Wye and Teme and several of the smaller tributaries. River levels are expected to continue to rise over the next couple of days in response to this rainfall. Mainly showers today, tomorrow, Sunday and Monday with the potential for more frontal rainfall Tuesday to Thursday.  Thereafter it looks to be turning more settled.  Rainfall today and over the weekend and into Monday does not look impactful with today’s totals being the highest with catchment averages for the Upper Wye and Teme areas are expected to be between 5mm and 10mm with isolated maximums of perhaps 15mm to 20mm.  Elsewhere in the patch lower rainfall totals are expected with catchment averages below 5mm and isolated maximums of perhaps 10mm.  Lower totals tomorrow until Monday with catchment averages generally less than 5mm and isolated maximums of 10mm.

In addition, we are also moving into a period of higher tides, which are due to peak on Monday, and to some extent may coincide with increased fluvial levels moving through the lower part of the catchment. As such there may be some minor impacts to communities and areas along the Rivers Severn and Wye estuaries on Sunday, and into the beginning of next week.

Operational barriers; Frankwell phases 1 is being deployed Friday.  Bewdley Severnside Phase 1 being deployed Friday afternoon. Waterside and New Street gates at Upton upon Severn have been closed. Dunns Lane is expected to be closed Friday afternoon.

We are closely monitoring the situation.