Flashback: A picture of the River Uck taken from the bridge in Uckfield High Street earlier this week.

River Uck flood alert lifted

Update on Wednesday, January 13: A flood alert in place for the River Uck since Sunday was lifted yesterday.

The Environment Agency said the predominant weather over the next few days was expected to be colder and drier. They planned to continue to monitor river levels in the coming days and said they would reissue the alert if the risk of flooding increased.

Update on Tuesday, January 12, 6.12am: The River Uck remains on flood alert but levels were forecast to fall in the early hours this morning.

The Environment Agency says the rainfall forecast remains slightly unsettled this week with an improved outlook for next week.

It says: “Please remain vigilant to changes in the weather as the river is still very responsive.”

Update on Monday, January 11, 3.23pm: The River Uck remains on flood alert but levels are not expected to cause significant impacts.

The Environment agency reported at 7.38am that futher showers were possible through the week and while rivers remain responsive to only small amounts of rainfall they say residents should remain prepared for the risk of flooding to increase again at short notice.

“However without large amounts of rain in the weather forecast until Thursday our current prediction is that river levels should remain at normal levels over the coming days.

The next update is expected by 8pm tonight.

Update on Monday, January 11: The River Uck remains on flood alert with the Environment Agency saying communities should stay prepared for the possibility of flooding and disruption to the local area.

The agency updated its flood alert message yesterday and said it was expected that river levels would rise in response to more rainfall through the day and remain high into today.

The agency expects to update its message again at noon.

Our story on Sunday, January 10: The River Uck is back on flood alert, primarily because of a risk in the Isfield area.

The alert was issued by the Environment Agency at 3.12am today when river levels in the upper sections through Buxted were starting to peak and expected to start to fall.

The agency said at the time: “It is thought river levels in the lower sections of the Uck, through Isfield in particular will continue to rise for a further few hours, at least until sunrise, Sunday, January 10.

“We do not currently feel river levels in Isfield will exceed the magnitude measured on Thursday, January 7, but localised impacts may still be observed in the Isfield Mill area.

“Residents with flood protection products should deploy them as a precaution, if not already done so.

“Showers are forecast for Sunday and Monday so a risk of flooding will remain for the next few days.”

The Environment Agency is expected to update its message by 5pm today.

Keep an eye on the height of the Uck through Uckfield on the River Uck Webcam.

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