River Levels Rising!

Our horrible wet weather is continuing (except mine & Peter’s weather will definitely improve from Tuesday!) There are flood warnings all over the country, and today there are 10 around the area of the Thames near where we live.

The Thames at Walton Bridge January the 6th 2014

Yesterday: The Thames at Walton Bridge January the 6th 2014

Walton Bridge January 7th 2014

Today: Walton Bridge January 7th 2014

Yesterday there was only one warning near us, and the river is continuing to rise.

Flooding at Walton Bridge January 6th 2014

Flooding at Walton Bridge January 6th 2014

Today the flood warnings mention river levels like those seen in 2003.  This is the first time I have heard 2003 mentioned with respect to flooding round here, it is the worst I remember.  My photos from then are in my post from last January.

WaterShed (sorry) Walton on Thames 6.1.2014

WaterShed (sorry) Walton on Thames 6.1.2014

Here is what the Environment Agency warning says;

The river and flooding forecast is as follows: The River Thames remains very high and is continuing to rise slowly in the Hamm Court and Hamhaugh Island area. Flooding of properties close to the river is expected. River levels are currently expected to be higher than those seen during November and December 2012 and close to those of January 2003. The weather forecast is to expect a day of sunshine and showers today with some potentially heavy showers tonight that should clear by Wednesday morning.

Summer House flooded on Hamm Court 6.1.2014

Summer House flooded on Hamm Court 6.1.2014

Water levels rising on Hamm Court 6.1.2014

Water levels rising on Hamm Court 6.1.2014

Swans at Cowie Sale January 6th 2014

Swans at Cowie Sale January 6th 2014

Swans taking off January 6.1.2014

Swans taking off January 6.1.2014

The Thames footpath is under water 7.1.2014

The Thames footpath is under water 7.1.2014

Ferry Pontoon a bit wet

Ferry Pontoon a bit wet

Flooding of the Thames at Walton 7.1.14

Flooding of the Thames at Walton 7.1.14

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About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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15 Responses to River Levels Rising!

  1. Al says:

    These are incredible pictures. Hope this is the worst of it.

    Have fun in Australia. I’m miss ya.

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    • Barbara says:

      The Enviroment Agency (kind of the FBI of rivers) say that the waters are still rising & they will reach levels of 2003. I didn’t take good photos then, but it was another foot or so higher than it is today…maybe it will make it before next Tuesday, but I hope not for the people who have houses along the river!

      I’m going to miss blogging! I might have to sneak off to a library to post once or twice!

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  2. Grannymar says:

    Great photos. can’t wait to see the warmer views from your holidays. Bring my love and hugs to all the family!

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  3. Scary images. I was watching the news tonight and can’t comprehend the ongoing storms that you experience. We, here in Belgium, have very mild weather so far although it us predicted to change next week. Good luck and hope you sill not have any issues.

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    • Barbara says:

      Yes they seem crazy, especially along the coast where the high winds combined with high tides are causing absolute havoc! The cycle of storms seems unrelenting. The weather in London is a lot quieter than the rest of the country but we still have lots of floods & trees down!

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  4. Wow those photos you shared are pretty nuts. I’m sorry to hear about this situation! Stay safe (and dry!)

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    • Barbara says:

      Thanks! I’ve been down to the river tonight & it’s even higher.. Will have to try & get there in daylight tomorrow, the roads are all disappearing! Our house is safe thankfully 🙂

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