Upper River Wear

Flood Alert

Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Pennines area. This means that the River Wear is expected to rise steadily through this evening and overnight tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). Levels currently suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Stanhope, Wolsingham and Witton Park. We do not expect any property flooding. We are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. This message will be updated at 10am on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes.

This information last updated 8:44pm, Wednesday 22nd November.

Flood Warning Area Details

Upper River Wear from source to Witton Park

Region: North East

Counties covered: Durham & Darlington

Watercourses covered: River Wear

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Upper River Wear.

Icons on the map show nearby level monitoring stations. They are not necessarily related to this particular flood warning area.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Wear at Frosterley
Properties in low lying areas around Broadwood Lodge, Broadwood Plant, The Batts and The Old Vicarage on Church Lane

No current or recent warnings.

River Wear at Wolsingham
Properties around Attwood Terrace, Ward Terrace, Silver Street, Cooperative Terrace, East End, The Causeway and Riverdale.

No current or recent warnings.

River Wear at Stanhope
Properties around Wear Lodge, The Butts, Butts Crescent, Park View, Wear Terrace, Sycamore House, Stanhope Caravan Park, Bondisle Way and Riverwood Lodges

No current or recent warnings.

River Wear at Lower Stanhope
Properties and low lying areas around Horn Hall, Weardale Community Hospital, Rose Terrace, Newtown House, Waterside Court and Unthank Mill

No current or recent warnings.

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