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Useful Tools for
River Conditions:

Email Alerts

This service is currently not available either from the EA or from River Thames Guide.

What next?

Siri for current conditions

Owners of Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, HomePod) can set up a 'shortcut' and then ask Siri to speak the current conditions for a selected stretch or stretches of river.

Learn How

Conditions by phone

If you are away from any connected (on-line) device you can hear spoken conditions for selected stretches of the River Thames from a simple phone call

Learn How

Condition Change Warnings

An email alert service is not currently available; a similar feature will be added to the app soon

Meanwhile, you can see the full list of current conditions in the app or here.

River Thames Guide


'Hey, Siri'

Owners of Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, HomePod) can just say:

'Hey, Siri, River Conditions'

and have Siri read out the current condition for a given section of non-tidal Thames (a section being between any two adjacent locks). To do this you simply need to install the relevant Apple 'Shortcut' onto any iOS device; once installed the Shortcut is available on all iOS devices signed in to the same Apple Id.

For full instructions on how to download, install, modify and use river condition shortcuts, click here.

River Thames Guide


Conditions by phone

If you do not have an Internet connection, you can hear EA spoken conditions' info:

call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 and select Option 1 for river information for boaters

- when prompted enter the relevant quick dial number:

  • 415000 - upstream of St John's Lock to Radcot Lock
  • 415001 - Rushey to Godstow Lock
  • 415002 - Osney to Iffley Lock
  • 415003 - Sandford to Clifton Lock
  • 415004 - Day's to Mapledurham Lock
  • 415005 - Caversham to Shiplake Lock
  • 415006 - Marsh to Boveney Lock
  • 415007 - Romney to Bell Weir Lock
  • 415008 - Penton Hook to Chertsey Lock
  • 415009 - Shepperton to Teddington Lock
  • 415010 - River Kennet upstream of Blake's Lock

River Thames Guide

What the boards mean

Non-tidal Thames