Flood Alert Info - West Dorset Rivers and Streams

Area Description

Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride.

This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 31 May 2018 09:54
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. A further band of heavy rain is expected this afternoon, lasting into the evening and overnight. Whilst we do not expect property flooding at this time, flash flooding of fast responding rivers such as the Lym, Char, Brit and Bride could cause problems to nearby roads and some campsites. The public are advised to stay clear of these rivers where levels may respond very quickly to rainfall which has fallen upstream of their location. Our staff have been out checking for blockages and will be monitoring river levels through the night. Updates will be posted on Floodline and the Flood Information Service website.


Flood Alert issued on 30 May 2018 16:10
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Showers will die out overnight and be relatively few and far between on Thursday morning; however where they do pop up, they will be quite intense. A further band of heavy rain is expected on Thursday afternoon, lasting into the evening. Whilst we do not expect property flooding at this time, flash flooding of fast responding rivers such as the Lym, Char, Brit and Bride could cause problems to nearby roads and some campsites. The public are advised to stay clear of these rivers where levels may respond very quickly to rainfall which has fallen upstream of their location. Our staff have been out checking for blockages and will be monitoring river levels through the night. Updates will be posted on Floodline and the Flood Information Service website.


Flood Alert issued on 29 May 2018 16:47
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Heavy showers through this evening will give way to some quite intense, localised rainfall overnight. Whilst we do not expect property flooding at this time, flash flooding of fast responding rivers such as the Lym, Char, Brit and Bride could cause problems to nearby roads and some campsites. The public are advised to stay clear of these rivers where levels may respond very quickly to rainfall which has fallen upstream of their location. Our staff have been out checking for blockages and will be monitoring river levels through the night. Updates will be posted on Floodline and the Flood Information Service website.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Apr 2018 15:55
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are expected to rise. Further showery rainfall is forecast between 06:00 pm on 09/04/2018 and 06:00 am on 10/04/2018. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 15:17
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are expected to rise. we are forecast persistent and heavy rain for tonight and in to Monday moring. Rivers are likely to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 16:03
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. We are expecting intermittent, but potentially heavy rain over the next 12 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 17:55
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising. Showery rainfall is forecast to continue until about 06:00 am on 15/03/2018.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2018 18:40
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Showery rainfall is forecast to continue through Sunday 11/03/2018, and into Monday morning 12/03/2018, which may include a few heavy bursts of rain.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2018 18:24
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Rainfall is forecast to continue into this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2018 14:48
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Showery rainfall is forecast to continue into the evening.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 15:38
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Persistent rain throughout the day on Sunday will raise river levels across West Dorset. Some roads, especially in the Char valley are expected flood. Drivers are advised to take particular care when using Gassons Lane at Whitchurch Canonicorum and minor roads around Wooton Fitzpaine. These conditions will continue through the first half of the week ahead.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 21:17
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 10:00
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 20:04
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. Up to 25 mm of rainfall is forecast overnight on 30/12/2018, further rainfall is expected on Sunday 31st December. We will monitor the situation and update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 08:29
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Up to 15 mm of rainfall is forecast between throughout the day on the 29/12/2017. Further rainfall and possibly higher river levels are also forecast on the 30/12/2017. This message will be updated tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 22:51
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Char, Lim, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankfull conditions. Levels are expected to peak around midnight, however, minor roads may experience flooding throughout the night. Rain will die out overnight, but more is expected later on Boxing Day.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2017 07:26
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are expected to rise. Up to 11 mm of rainfall is forecast between 06:00 to 12:00 (local time) on 10/12/2017. The rainfall is forecast to continue throughout the day with another 2 mm expected.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2017 09:15
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Due to overnight rainfall the River Char has responded and water levels are rising. The showers have quickly moved through the area and we are expecting the river levels to peak this morning.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Oct 2017 14:04
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2017 22:19
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. The rainfall is forecast to continue until about 11:30 pm (local time).