Flooding is possible - be prepared
A period of prolonged heavy rainfall is forecast from Monday evening, through until Thursday Morning 21/01/21. Patchy rainfall will start from this evening, Monday 18/01/21. Rainfall will become heavier overnight and into Tuesday. More persistent heavy rainfall is forecast into Wednesday, before clearing on Thursday morning, 21/01/21. River levels are forecast to rise at the Whitewater Bridge river gauge as a result. Flooding of roads and farmland is possible from Tuesday morning. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads around Mansfield, the Sherwood Forest Caravan Park at Clipstone, Edwinstowe, Ollerton, Whitewater Lane at Whitewater Bridge and West Drayton. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers. This message will be updated daily at 17:00, or as the situation changes.
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