Flooding is expected - act now

Flood warning for River Lambourn from Donnington to Newbury

Property flooding is possible.

River levels are high on the River Lambourn following recent rain and high groundwater levels. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected to continue today (29/02/2024) and flooding of properties remains possible in the Shaw Road and Newport Road areas. The forecast today is for rain, which could be heavy at times. River levels are rising very gradually in response to locally high groundwater levels and water moving downstream. Levels will remain high and sensitive to further rainfall over the coming days. It is possible that levels will rise again later this week in response to forecast rain.

We are monitoring the situation. Move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. Do not drive through flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 29/02/24, or as the situation changes.

Flood warning area: River Lambourn from Donnington to the Shaw area north of the A4 in Newbury.

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