View from Uckfield HighStreet bridge of the pipe over the River Uck at 4pm today.

Uckfield: River Uck Flood Alert lifted

The Environment Agency has lifted the Flood Alert for the River Uck.

The change came around 12 hours after the river stopped rising towards worrying levels yesterday evening (January 3), writes Paul Watson.

Keep an eye on the water level yourself via the River Uck Webcam.

The Environment Agency said:

“The river level throughout the Uck has almost returned to normal seasonal flow although the catchment will remain saturated and responsive to any further rainfall.

“Further unsettled weather is expected throughout this week and a persistent band will move in this evening into tomorrow morning [January 5] when this Flood Alert may need to be reissued.

“Please remain vigilant and keep an eye on the weather forecast. Environment Agency teams are maintaining assets and continuing to monitor the overall situation.”

The Flood Alert is the lowest form of warning, meaning that flooding is possible.

The flood warning service also said:

“Further scattered showers will be heaviest and most frequent on or near the south coast in fresh west or south-westerly winds and the heaviest rainfall will move across the county this evening into tomorrow.

“River levels will remain high in the Barcombe area for some time to come based on the forecast.

“Gardens, minor roads and low lying land adjacent to the river are most likely to be affected based on the current forecast.

“Based on the forecast Flood Warnings may be required later today so please remain vigilant and keep an eye on the weather forecast. Environment Agency teams are maintaining assets and monitoring the overall situation.”

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