The GOV.UK flood information service is live and fully supported. It helps individuals and businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from flooding.

We are working to refresh and simplify the flood warning and information service. Here is our plan (often referred to as a roadmap) describing the things we are working on and when we hope to have them ready for you to use. This could change.

You can contact us for more detail about these features, or to suggest something else you’d like the flood warning and information service to provide.

December 2018

We have:

December 2018 to March 2019

We will:

contact us to take part in our research.

April 2019 to July 2019

We will research, develop and test new features, including:

You will also see Met Office weather warnings used within the flood warning and information service.

We will also be exploring how to use GOV.UK Notify to send letters to people who register to receive flood warnings. As part of this, we will also improve our targeted flood warning service, designed for large organisations such as the emergency services and utility companies.

August 2019 to November 2019

You will be able to see online how much rain has fallen in your area and more easily report flooding to the Environment Agency.

We’ll also increase the update frequency of river and sea level stations.

Online, you will see historic flood data and an increase in the number of river level forecasting locations.

December 2019 to March 2020

We will provide online information about community flood groups and you’ll be able to personalise your alert preferences.

And there will be better social media integration with Facebook and Twitter.

April 2020

Our service refresh will be completed.