Surrey issued with flood alerts with half a month’s rainfall expected in two days in some places

Flood alerts have been issued in Surrey today (December 19) with people told to ‘be aware’ of their surroundings. Flooding is reported to be “possible” at two rivers in the county with some places expected to see half a month’s rainfall.

One of the rivers issued with an alert is upper River Wey where levels are expected to rise following a period of sustained rainfall in the Bordon area. The government’s flood alert webpage says they are “monitoring the situation” and told people to remain safe around the river.

The River Lox was the other river issued with a flood alert where 30-60mm could fall over just two days. Levels are expected to reach their peak at 3pm today with fields, rural roads and homes near Brewhurst Mill in Brewhurst Lane and the Onslow Arms potentially affected by minor flooding.

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Below SurreyLive has listed all the areas which are affected by the flood alert as well as the latest information from the government.

Flood alerts

Upper River Wey

  • Updated 7.37pm on December 18

  • Property flooding is not expected

  • River levels expected to rise on the River Wey in the Bordon area as a result of a period of sustained rainfall

  • Further rainfall expected this morning

  • Residents told to remain safe and aware of your local surroundings

  • Areas affected: Alton, Farnham, Bordon, Frensham, Tilford, Godalming, Guildford and Peasmarsh

River Lox

  • Persistent and at times heavy rainfall forecast where half a months rainfall (30-60mm) could fall across Sunday and Monday

  • From 6am minor flooding could affect fields, rural roads, gardens along the length of the River Lox

  • River level set to peak at 3pm today

  • Further rain predicted on Monday evening could cause River Lox to rise again

  • River levels could remain higher than normal all week

  • Residents told to operate private water control structures at Brewhurst to reduce the risk of flooding

  • Areas affected: River Lox from Chiddingfold to Drungewick

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