Flood Warning Info - Lower Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke

Area Description

Areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 6 Mar 2020 12:51
Dorset Frome
River levels have peaked and are slowly dropping at the Stinsford river gauge. High levels are a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent heavy, prolonged rainfall. Risk of flooding remains but is reducing. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. Today, Friday, 06/03/20 is forecast to be dry, but wetter weather is forecast for the weekend and Monday. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall and we expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and refer to local authority website for local road closures. This message will be updated Monday, 09/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 6 Mar 2020 02:40
Dorset Frome
River levels are rising at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur overnight and into the morning. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall and we expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and refer to local authority website for local road closures. This message will be updated today, 06/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2020 12:13
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to previous rainfall. High groundwater levels are adding to the river levels; consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in East Stoke, Holmebridge, Stoborough, Stoborough Green, Wareham, Redcliffe, Ridge and Swineham. Further showers are forecast over the next few days until Sunday. River levels can rise very quickly in response to rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow Thursday 20/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 11:17
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Stinsford river gauge. We expect flooding to continue to affect areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. Further showers are forecast over the next 24 hours, with more heavy rainfall forecast for thursday 20/02/20. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 17:00 on 19/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 14:15
Dorset Frome
River levels are high but steady at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow 18/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. Please avoid using bridges over local watercourses and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Feb 2020 19:57
Dorset Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of recent wet weather and the ground being saturated. Consequently, flooding is possible through this evening and into tomorrow, 16/2/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. Further heavy rain is forecast with Storm Dennis and we would expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are closely monitoring conditions and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Dec 2019 11:53
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the recent rainfall and the saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. A period of settled weather is forecast over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2019 16:30
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the recent rainfall and the saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. The forecast for the next few days is drier, however, we would expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 16:20
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the recent heavy rainfall and the saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few days and we would expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Dec 2019 12:38
Dorset Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur later today on Wednesday, 19/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours and we would expect river levels to rise further in response. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Dec 2019 10:46
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. We expect river levels to remain high until over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow, 17/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Dec 2019 07:35
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow, 16/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Dec 2019 09:54
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow, 15/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Dec 2019 17:10
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high but are falling at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow, 14/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Dec 2019 07:51
Dorset Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur this morning from 07:50 on 13/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. We expect river levels to continue to rise, please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Nov 2019 08:56
Dorset Frome
River levels in the Lower Frome have continued to rise at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, there is an imminent risk of flooding of property, roads and farmland today. We believe there is a possibility of flooding in the areas of Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke. We expect river levels to remain very high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and take photographs of any flood damage. This message will be updated tomorrow the 24th November 2019 or as the situation changes.