Flood Warning Info - Upper Frome from Maiden Newton to Dorchester

Area Description

Areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 31 Oct 2021 15:04
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall on the Upper Dorset Frome, Hooke River. Areas most at risk include areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. River levels are expected to remain high this evening and flooding of properties will continue. The forecast is dry for this afternoon into this evening. River levels will start to fall, but the risk of flooding to properties remains. We are liaising with emergency services and local authorities. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this warning if necessary. Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. This message will be updated by 06:30 PM on 31/10/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Oct 2021 11:46
Dorset Frome
River levels are continuing to rise steadily on the Upper Dorset Frome, Hooke River due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is affect locations near the Upper Dorset Frome, Hooke River, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. . No further rainfall is forecast. River levels are high and forecast to rise further. We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages in the area. We are liaising with emergency services and local authorities. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this warning if necessary. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your surroundings. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 03:00 PM on 31/10/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Oct 2021 11:09
Dorset Frome
River levels are rising steadily on the Upper Dorset Frome, Hooke River due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the Upper Dorset Frome, Hooke River, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. . No further rainfall is forecast. River levels are high and forecast to rise further. We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages in the area. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this warning if necessary. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 03:00 PM on 31/10/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2021 03:41
Dorset Frome
River levels are high and forecast to rise further on the Upper Dorset Frome, Hooke River. Further flooding could occur at areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome from 03:30 AM as river levels are rising rapidly. Properties close to the river are expected to flood imminently. Take measures to protect yourself and your property.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2021 01:54
Dorset Frome
River levels are rising steadily on the Upper Dorset Frome and Hooke River. Areas most at risk include areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. Flooding of property is expected from 02:30 AM on 21/10/2021. No further rainfall is forecast, however river levels will continue to rise for some time. We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages in the area. Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your surroundings. This message will be updated by 10:00 AM on 21/10/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 6 Mar 2020 03:49
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 Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. 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 17 Feb 2020 09:43
Dorset Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result recent persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is forecast from 09:45, 17/2/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. We expect river levels to remain high over the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2019 13:04
Dorset Frome
River levels have risen at the Hooke river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. There is less rain forecast over the coming days, however, we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 22:16
Dorset Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome Further rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming 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 20 Dec 2019 16:39
Dorset Frome
River levels remain high 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 Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. 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 14:21
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 from this afternoon and tonight. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours and we would expect river levels to respond to further rainfall. 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 13 Dec 2019 17:15
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 Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, 14/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Dec 2019 08:44
Dorset Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between from 08:45 today, 13/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Higher Frome Vauchurch, Frome Vauchurch, Cruxton, Notton, Frampton, Grimstone, Muckleford, Stratton, Bradford Peverell, Wrackleford, Charminster, Frome Whitfield, Wolfeton, Lower Burton and Cokers Frome. We expect river levels to remain high on 13/12/19 We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Sep 2019 08:23
Dorset Frome
River levels have risen at the Maiden Newton river