It has been a wet week with 24 mm of rainfall since our last Fritillary Watch update. River levels are now higher and flooding on the meadow has increased see picture above taken in the entrance today. With more rain forecast in the next few days please do not visit the meadow until conditions improve. It is impossible to see the marked paths and the water can be deep and fast flowing in places.
The fritillaries will still be developing and a period of dry weather can make a huge difference to conditions at this time of year. We expect the flood waters to drain quickly and warmer weather will speed up the drying process.
Please check in here in a few days for a further update on the meadow conditions. You can find out more about the river levels on our river levels monitoring page.