Mansbridge & Woodmill: ‘Flood Warning’ threshold expected after evening tide

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Update: flood warning removed 1:31pm on October26
Possible flooding in the Mansbridge and Woodmill areas on the River Itchen are expected to reach ‘flood warning’ levels after this evening’s high tide.
Photo from previous Riverside Park flood in December 2021


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The government (beta) flood page already says its ‘flood warning’ covers Gaters Mill, Mansbridge, and Woodmill.

The next high tide is expected at 9.22pm BST, with the Itchen’s second tide at 11.03pm, according to ABP’s website.

Thursday morning’s (Oct 26) high tide is predicted for about 10am.

The government flood page said in a post as of 12.13pm Wednesday (Oct 25): “Please take action to protect yourself and your property and monitor local weather and river conditions. Avoid contact with, walking or driving through flood water. Consider activating any property flood protection products you may have.

“Environment Agency Flood Warning Officers set the river or tidal levels that have triggered this message. During industrial action this message has been automatically issued based on rising river or tidal levels.”

There have already been high water levels in the city, with Thomas Lewis Way closed for a period this morning between St Denys Road and Lawn Road.

West Quay Road was also partially closed today.

There is also a Met Office Yellow warning for London and South East England in place from 4am to noon tomorrow (Oct 26).

"Possible further heavy rainfall, falling onto wet or saturated ground, could cause some flooding and disruption in places," says the Met Office - which includes Southampton in its list of possible areas to be affected.

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