A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Thames at Purley Village.Flooding is expected for the River Thames at Purley Village today. Immediate action required.
The river and flooding forecast is as follows: River levels are still rising steadily on the River Thames as a result of recent rainfall and levels remain sensitive to further rainfall forecast over the next few days.
One property has been reported as flooded and further flooding of low lying properties in Purley is expected over the next few days, particularly in the Riverside Gardens, Wintringham Way and Chestnut Grove area.
The areas under threat are Yalding, Allington and parts of Maidstone with Smarden and Headcorn are on alert too. Other areas include the upper River Medway from Forest Row to Penshurst, including Ashurst.
The Environment Agency is warning the public to remain vigilant about the risk of flooding across the South East as river and groundwater levels continue to rise across the region.
There are currently 25 flood warnings and 52 flood alerts in force across the South East.
Groundwater levels are high in parts of Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex, and rising in places, so any further rainfall will be carefully monitored. We are working closely with local partners to advise residents of any possible risk of flooding as a result of groundwater to make sure they are prepared.
The Environment Agency has issued the following flood warnings for Christmas night.
River Bourne at Tidworth and Shipton Bellinger Village Centres
Middle Avon from Salisbury to Ringwood - Water levels BETWEEN Salisbury and Ringwood continue to rise slowly following the recent rainfall.
Lower Avon from Ringwood to Christchurch
Upper Avon from Amesbury to Salisbury
Lower Stour from Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch - Farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch
Lower Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke - areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke
These warnings are for Thames Valley, Hampshire, Kent & Sussex.
Emm Brook including Wokingham
River Enborne from Gore End down to Aldermaston including the Ecchinswell Brook and the Kingsclere Brook; also the Foudry Brook and its tributaries from Scotsman's Green to Green Park including Stratfield Mortimer and Tadley on the Bishopswood Stream
Communities at risk of groundwater flooding in the Meon Valley in Hampshire including Soberton, Droxford, Meonstoke, Corhampton, Exton, Warnford, West Meon and East Meon
Areas at risk of groundwater flooding in Hambledon in Hampshire
Willingdon, Eastbourne and Mountney Levels and their tributaries
The River Stour from the A2070 at Conningbrook Manor to Fordwich, including Wye, Godmersham, Shalmsford Street, Chartham, Canterbury and Sturry.
The River Lavant from East Dean to Shopwhyke and Chichester
Communities at risk of groundwater flooding to the north of Chichester