Severe weather updates

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
Last updated 20 December 2019.

Flood alerts have been issued for the River Thames and River Cherwell through Oxford.

Property flooding is not currently expected though some river and canal side paths may be flooded.

Risk to homes

Property flooding is not currently expected.

Flooded footpaths

Some paths alongside the rivers and canal are flooded, with the edge of paths obscured, cross currents and strong flow rates.

People should never enter floodwater, and flooded towpaths should be avoided. Please find an alternative route.

Advice for boaters

With high water levels and strong flows, particularly on the River Thames, boaters should check mooring lines regularly.  

Do not attempt to move your boat.

Avoid flooded areas of the towpath wherever possible.

Seacourt Park and Ride

Seacourt Park and Ride is operating as normal.

Oxford City Council preparation

Our wholly-owned company, Oxford Direct Services, has checked pumping equipment and flood barriers ready to deploy, and stocked sandbag levels.

Residents wanting to be prepared can buy sandbags from Jewsons, in Botley Road Retail Park (OX2 0HF), or Rexel, in Cowley Business Centre (OX4 6NH).

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