River Thames conditions - advice for boaters

Page Last Updated: 8 February 2016 13:20   

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Welcome to the Environment Agency's online River Thames conditions update service which displays our current advice to river users. We display warning boards at our locks to inform river users of conditions that may make navigating difficult and dangerous.

This page shows our current advice for each reach of the river between Cricklade and Teddington. We will update this information regularly when warning boards are being displayed at locks and as river conditions change. You can also sign up to our email and RSS service if you would like to receive updates.


Lechlade to Oxford Back to Map

ReachCurrent conditions
Upstream of St John's LockCaution strong stream
St John's Lock to Buscot LockCaution strong stream
Buscot Lock to Grafton LockCaution strong stream
Grafton Lock to Radcot LockCaution strong stream
Radcot Lock to Rushey LockCaution strong stream
Rushey Lock to Shifford LockCaution strong stream
Shifford Lock to Northmoor LockCaution strong stream
Northmoor Lock to Pinkhill LockCaution strong stream
Pinkhill Lock to Eynsham LockCaution strong stream
Eynsham Lock to King's LockCaution strong stream
King's Lock to Godstow LockCaution strong stream
Godstow Lock to Osney LockCaution strong stream
Osney Lock to Iffley LockCaution strong stream

Oxford to Henley Back to Map

ReachCurrent conditions
Iffley Lock to Sandford LockCaution strong stream
Sandford Lock to Abingdon LockCaution strong stream
Abingdon Lock to Culham LockCaution strong stream
Culham Lock to Clifton LockCaution strong stream
Clifton Lock to Day's LockCaution strong stream
Day's Lock to Benson LockCaution strong stream
Benson Lock to Cleeve LockCaution strong stream
Cleeve Lock to Goring LockCaution strong stream
Goring Lock to Whitchurch LockCaution strong stream
Whitchurch Lock to Mapledurham LockCaution strong stream
Mapledurham Lock to Caversham LockCaution strong stream
Upstream of Blake's LockCaution stream increasing
Caversham Lock to Sonning LockCaution strong stream
Sonning Lock to Shiplake LockCaution strong stream
Shiplake Lock to Marsh LockCaution strong stream
Marsh Lock to Hambleden LockCaution strong stream

Henley to Teddington Back to Map

ReachCurrent conditions
Hambleden Lock to Hurley LockCaution strong stream
Hurley Lock to Temple LockCaution strong stream
Temple Lock to Marlow LockCaution strong stream
Marlow Lock to Cookham LockCaution strong stream
Cookham Lock to Boulters LockCaution strong stream
Boulters Lock to Bray LockCaution strong stream
Bray Lock to Boveney LockCaution strong stream
Boveney Lock to Romney LockCaution strong stream
Romney Lock to Old Windsor LockCaution strong stream
Old Windsor Lock to Bell Weir LockCaution strong stream
Bell Weir Lock to Penton Hook LockCaution strong stream
Penton Hook Lock to Chertsey LockCaution strong stream
Chertsey Lock to Shepperton LockCaution strong stream
Shepperton Lock to Sunbury LockCaution strong stream
Sunbury Lock to Molesey LockCaution strong stream
Molesey Lock to Teddington LockCaution strong stream

Outlook and information for boaters

River flows are increasing due to the wet weather systems tracking across the Thames Valley. You are advised to check the latest river conditions before deciding to head out on the river. 

There are many boats with very tight mooring lines, some listing, some sinking or sunk along the river bank. Owners are reminded to make regular checks on their boats to ensure that they can cope with the fluctuating river levels and changeable weather conditions.

Suspension of River Thames conditions e-mail updates

Please note that due to technical issues we can no longer send out e-mails advising subscribers of any changes to the stream warning information.  Until such time as we may be able to issue email updates again, please ensure that you visit the website to check the river conditions before venturing out on the river.  Remember to refresh the page each time you log in so that you see the most up to date information.

 

 

 

Key

Caution strong stream
We advise users of all boats not to navigate because the strong flows make it difficult and dangerous.
Caution stream increasing
We advise users of all unpowered boats not to navigate and users of powered boats to find a safe mooring. This is because river flows are likely to strengthen and red boards could be displayed very soon and without warning.
Caution stream decreasing
We advise users of all unpowered boats not to navigate and users of powered boats to navigate with caution.

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Floodline

This information is also available on Floodline. Call 0345 988 1188 or 0845 988 1188 and select option 1, followed by quick dial number 011131 to hear recorded information and advice.

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Related Links

Thames Locks MapThames Locks Map Names OverlayClick here to view current conditions for:
Lechlade to OxfordOxford to HenleyHenley to Teddington