Adverse weather, water and flooding toolbox

12 December 2022

Adverse weather, water and flooding toolbox. Get links to real-time weather, tidal and flooding information to help you plan for adverse conditions.

Here are all the tools you need to help your farm business when extreme weather hits or is on its way.

Problems with power cables

Contact National Grid on 0800 40 40 90 or
dial 999 if there's a significant risk to the public

Report a power cut by dialling 105.

Met office

The Met Office is the national meteorological service for the UK and provides critical weather services and forecasts.

Get live Met Office warnings

The Met Office's Fire Severity Index (FSI), is an assessment of how severe a fire could become if one were to start. The FSI shows the current day's fire severity and a forecast of likely fire severity over the coming five days.

See the latest fire risk index for England and Wales

GOV.UK provide a flood information service, which includes a five-day flood risk analysis for England and Wales.

Visit to see the five-day flood risk forecast

Environment Agency

You can sign up to get flood alerts in England by phone, email or text message if your home or business is at risk of flooding. The service is free.

Sign up for EA flood alerts

Coastal and estuary land 

The UK National Tide Gauge Network, owned and operated by the Environment Agency, records tidal elevations at 44 locations around the UK coast.

Get real-time tide height data


Shoothill GaugeMap is an interactive map containing the latest British and Irish river level flow, groundwater and camera data from the Environment Agency, National Resources Wales and other environmental bodies across Scotland and Ireland.

Get river level information near you


Welsh members can sign up to the NRW flood alerts.

Get flood warnings and alerts for Wales

Forage Aid

If you’re a UK farmer whose livestock is suffering the effects of an extreme weather event or Act of God, Forgae Aid can help by getting emergency forage and bedding to you.

Get Forage Aid

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