Flooding is possible - be prepared

Flood alert for River Kennet from Thatcham down to Reading

Property flooding is not currently expected.

River levels are high but falling slowly on the River Kennet. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue today, (29/02/2024), especially in areas around Theale and Reading. The forecast today and tomorrow is for rain, which could be heavy at times. Levels will remain sensitive to further rainfall over the coming days.

We are monitoring the situation. Be aware of water remaining on the floodplain. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Go to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, (01/03/2024), or as the situation changes.

Flood alert area: River Kennet from Thatcham down to Reading including Burghfield, Colthrop, Woolhampton, Aldermaston, Theale, Calcot and Southcote.

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