Flood Warning Info - Lower Stour from Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch

Area Description

Farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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 2 Nov 2021 16:54
River Stour
River levels are high and forecast to rise further on the Lower Dorset Stour. Areas most at risk include farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. River levels are expected to remain high and flooding of properties will continue. No further rainfall is forecast. River levels are rising at the Throop and Iford Bridge gauge. We are liaising with emergency services and local authorities. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this warning if necessary. Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated by 11:00 AM on 03/11/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Nov 2021 13:12
River Stour
River levels are remaining high on the Lower Dorset Stour, Middle Dorset Stour. Areas most at risk include farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. River levels are expected to remain high today Tuesday and flooding of properties may continue. The forecast is dry for the next 24 hours. River levels are expected to remain high, 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. Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 05:00 PM on 02/11/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Nov 2021 17:23
River Stour
River levels are rising steadily on the Lower Dorset Stour, Middle Dorset Stour. Areas most at risk include farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. Flooding is expected to occur downstream towards Christchurch in the early hours of Tuesday. River levels are expected to remain high. 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 11:00 AM on 02/11/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Nov 2021 10:59
River Stour
River levels are remaining high on the Lower Dorset Stour, Middle Dorset Stour. Areas most at risk include farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. River levels are expected to remain high this morning and flooding of properties may continue. No further rainfall is forecast for 24 hours. 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. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 05:00 PM on 01/11/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Nov 2021 06:10
River Stour
River levels are rising steadily on the Lower Dorset Stour, Middle Dorset Stour. Areas most at risk include farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. Flooding is expected to occur at Corfe Mullen and Cowgrove this morning, moving downstream towards Christchurch in the early hours of Tuesday. River levels are expected to remain high. 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 01/11/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Oct 2021 01:05
River Stour
River levels are rising on the Lower Dorset Stour, Areas most at risk include farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. Flooding of property is expected from 04:00 AM on 22/10/2021. We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages in the area. 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 22/10/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2020 12:07
River Stour
River levels remain high at the Wimborne A31 river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to previous rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. 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. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers and liaising with emergency services. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and avoid using bridges over local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow Thursday 20/02/2020 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 11:26
River Stour
River levels remain high at the Wimborne A31 river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. 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. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers and liaising with emergency services. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and avoid using bridges over local watercourses. This message will be updated by 17:00 on 19/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 11:59
River Stour
River levels are rising at the Throop river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Flooding is affecting farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. Peak levels will be higher than the flooding in Dec 2019. Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to rise until this evening on 17/02/20. 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 move possessions and valuables off the ground. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 08:59
River Stour
River levels have risen at the Blandford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall from storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 09:00 16/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch We expect river levels to rise throughout today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Jan 2020 04:40
River Stour
River levels have risen at the Throop river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible today, 17/01/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow, 18/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Dec 2019 11:53
River Stour
River levels have risen at the Throop river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to the last band of rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. River levels can rise quickly in response to any further rainfall. River and groundwater levels in this area can be expected to remain high for several days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Dec 2019 13:10
River Stour
River levels are rising at the Wimborne A31 river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to the last band of rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch. River levels can rise quickly in response to any further rainfall. River and groundwater levels in this area can be expected to remain high for several days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 02:41
River Stour
River levels have risen at the Blandford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of land and property is imminent. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for farms at Sturminster Marshall, Cowgrove, Shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch The main rainfall has now passed through but river levels will remain high during Friday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now and move possessions and valuables off the ground. This message will be updated later today 20/12/19 or as the situation changes.