Flood Alert Info - Lower Frome and tributaries

Area Description

Tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham.
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 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

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

Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2020 13:11
River Frome
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 Tuesday, 17/11/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 08:17
River Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours and we expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 this afternoon, 15/11/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2020 09:39
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of Storm Alex. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 tomorrow, 06/10/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Oct 2020 12:29
River Frome
River levels are rising at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall from Storm Alex. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 tomorrow, 05/10/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2020 16:21
River Frome
River levels continue to remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated. Although the forecast is for drier conditions over the next couple of days, we expect river levels to remain high for some time and the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. 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 on Tuesday, 17/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 20:51
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford and East Flume river gauges as a result of the recent band of rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although the forecast is for drier conditions over the next couple of days, we expect river levels to remain high for some time and the risk of flooding remains. 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 and refer to local authority website for local road closures. This message will be updated on Friday, 13/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 17:19
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford and East Flume river gauges as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham Further showery weather is forecast over the next few days. This will maintain the current high river levels and we could see levels rise further in response to the rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 on Wednesday, 11/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 11:16
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford and East Flume river gauges as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham Today, Friday 06/03/20 is forecast to be dry but further rain is forecast over the weekend with Sunday and Monday seeing heavier rainfall. This will maintain the current high river levels and we could see levels rise further in response to the rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 on Monday, 09/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 10:05
River Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham Further persistent rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high into the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 by 10:00 on Friday, 06/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2020 14:13
River Frome
River levels are high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. We expect further showery weather over the next few days which will maintain the current high river levels. High groundwater levels are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. River levels can rise very quickly in response to rainfall. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. 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 on Friday 06/03/20, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2020 10:59
River Frome
River levels are high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. We expect further showers today and tomorrow to maintain the current high river levels. High groundwater levels are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. River levels can rise very quickly in response to rainfall. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. 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 on Wednesday 04/03/20, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 09:49
River Frome
River levels are high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. We expect further rainfall over the weekend to maintain the current high river levels. High groundwater levels are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. River levels can rise very quickly in response to rainfall. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. 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 on Monday 02/03/20, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Feb 2020 10:41
River Frome
River levels are high but steady at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. We expect further showery rainfall over the next few days to sustain the current high river levels. High groundwater levels are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and so we expect river levels to remain high for some time. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. River levels can rise very quickly in response to rainfall. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. 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 on Friday 28/02/20, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 15:21
River Frome
River levels are high but steady at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. We expect Monday’s rainfall to sustain the current high river levels until Wednesday when further more significant rainfall is currently forecast which has the potential to cause river levels to rise further. High groundwater levels are being topped up by the repeated bands of rainfall and so we expect river levels to remain high for the rest of the week. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. River levels can rise very quickly in response to rainfall. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. 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 on Wednesday 26/02/20, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 11:46
River Frome
River levels are high but steady at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. Further light rainfall is forecast later on Saturday afternoon and overnight into Sunday which will sustain the current high river levels throughout the weekend. High groundwater levels are adding to river levels; consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. 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 on Monday 24/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 12:39
River Frome
River levels are high but steady at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. High groundwater levels are adding to river levels; consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. 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 on Friday 21/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 10:29
River Frome
River levels are high but steady at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. 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 Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 15:40
River Frome
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall 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 tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 18/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 12:10
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Storm Dennis is forecast to bring heavy rainfall over the weekend and river levels are expected to rise further in response to this rainfall. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 14:44
River Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 13/2/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days due to further forecast rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 08:53
River Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to rainfall from Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland between Dorchester and Wareham is possible on the Frome and it's tributaries. There will be further rainfall which will sustain the current levels or perhaps lead to further increases in river levels. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message tomorrow (Tuesday 11th February 2020) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Feb 2020 12:45
River Frome
The river level still remains high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, there is still a risk of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. A period of settled weather is forecast with the high pressure in the coming days but we still expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jan 2020 12:03
River Frome
River levels remain high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Blustery showers are forecast in the coming days and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2020 10:16
River Frome
River levels remain high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2020 08:50
River Frome
River levels remain high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we 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 tomorrow, 23/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2020 10:11
River Frome
River levels remain high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we 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 tomorrow, 22/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2020 09:38
River Frome
River levels remain high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we 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 tomorrow, 21/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2020 12:02
River Frome
River levels remain high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we 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 tomorrow, 20/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2020 15:07
River Frome
River levels remain high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although little rain is forecast in the coming days, we 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 tomorrow, 19/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 12:05
River Frome
River levels remain high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. The weather is forecast to improve over the weekend, but we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. 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 Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 10:39
River Frome
River levels remain high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. There is further rain forecast over the next 24hours which will cause river levels to remain high for several days at least. 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 Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 13:21
River Frome
River levels remain high at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. There is further rain forecast over the next 24hours which will cause river levels to remain high for several days at least. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow 16.01 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 11:54
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. There is further rain forecast over the next 24hours which will cause river levels to remain high for several days at least. 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 Alert issued on 13 Jan 2020 13:45
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although the weather has been more settled recently there is further rain forecast over the next 48hours which will cause river levels to remain high for several days at least. 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 Alert issued on 11 Jan 2020 14:34
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of saturated ground conditions and levels are slowly rising in response to the rainfall over the last few days. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although the weather has been more settled recently there is further rain forecast overnight Saturday and early next week and we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. 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 Alert issued on 9 Jan 2020 15:29
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of saturated ground conditions and levels are slowly rising in response to the rainfall over the last few days. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although the weather has been more settled recently there is rainfall forecast for today and over the weekend and we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. 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 Alert issued on 7 Jan 2020 12:39
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of saturated ground conditions, but are slowly falling. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although the weather has been more settled recently there is rainfall forecast for Wednesday and Thursday and we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. 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 Alert issued on 4 Jan 2020 09:40
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of saturated ground conditions, but are slowly falling. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although the weather has been more settled recently and there is no significant rainfall forecast for the next few days we expect river levels to remain high for several days at least. 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 Alert issued on 2 Jan 2020 10:59
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the previous band of rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although the weather has been more settled recently, we expect river levels to remain high. Some further rain is forecast for Monday and should this occur we can expect river levels to rise 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 Alert issued on 31 Dec 2019 15:44
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the previous band of rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Although the weather has been more settled recently, we 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 Alert issued on 29 Dec 2019 11:54
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. 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 Alert issued on 27 Dec 2019 17:27
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of the recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. 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 Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 16:34
River 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 tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days due to recent heavy rain. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 12:12
River 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 tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days due to heavy overnight rain. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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, 19/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 11:04
River 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 tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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, 18/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2019 11:02
River 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 tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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, 17/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 07:35
River 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 tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 , 16/12/19 , or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 09:56
River Frome
River levels are high but steady 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 tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 , 15/12/19 , or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 13:53
River Frome
River levels have risen 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 tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 Alert issued on 11 Dec 2019 10:04
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome remain high and are now slowly rising at the East Stoke river gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is expected over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on the 12/12/19 or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2019 11:17
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome remain high but are now slowly falling at the East Stoke river gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is expected tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on the 11/12/19 or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2019 10:14
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome remain high and are now slowly falling at the East Stoke river gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Some further rainfall is expected tonight. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on the 9/12/19 or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 5 Dec 2019 09:52
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome remain high and are now slowly falling at the East Stoke river gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Some further rainfall is expected on Friday and over the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on the 6/12/19 or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2019 15:27
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome remain high and are now slowly falling at the East Stoke river gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. The weather forecast for the next 2 days is for settled conditions. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on 5/12/19 or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Dec 2019 09:20
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome remain high and are now slowly falling at the East Stoke river gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. The weather forecast for the next 3 days is for settled conditions. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on 4/12/19 or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Dec 2019 09:09
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome remain high and are now slowly falling at the East Stoke river gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. The weather forecast for the next 3 days is for settled conditions. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on Tuesday 3rd December or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Dec 2019 10:49
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome remain high and are now slowly falling at the East Stoke river gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. The weather forecast for the next 3 days is for settled conditions. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on Monday 2nd December or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Nov 2019 10:02
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome remain high and are now beginning to fall at the East Stoke river gauge. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. The weather forecast for the next 3 days is for settled conditions. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on Sunday 1st December or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2019 11:10
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome remain high and is now peaking at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. The weather forecast for the next 3 days is for settled conditions. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on Saturday 30th November or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 11:32
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome have risen at the East Stoke river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens. This message will be updated on Friday 29th November or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2019 09:00
River Frome
Levels in the River Frome have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads, footpaths and farmland is possible today and for the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and trash screens.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 11:45
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. The current forecast shows minimal rain today, 14/11/2019, however conditions are still unsettled and there may be further rain over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 16/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 10:09
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Further rainfall that may be heavy at times is forecast during Wednesday afternoon and overnight into Thursday morning and we expect river levels to remain high. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2019 09:51
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Although no significant rainfall is forecast until Wednesday 13/11/19 we expect river levels to remain high. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 13/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 09:45
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Although no significant rainfall is forecast until Wednesday 13/11/19 we expect river levels to remain high. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 12/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 08:45
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday 09/11/19. Further rainfall is forecast overnight on Sunday into Monday morning. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 13:10
River Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 10/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 12:16
River Frome
River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 09/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 11:49
River Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 08/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Nov 2019 16:40
River Frome
River levels are falling at the Stinsford river level gauge. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 07/11/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2019 14:54
River Frome
River levels are high but steady at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 0511/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2019 10:43
River Frome
We expect river levels to rise at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham, we do not expect property flooding at this stage. We expect river levels to continue to rise on 04/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 05/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 19:00
River Frome
River levels are rising at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. / persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible this evening and overnight. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 03/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Oct 2019 15:35
River Frome
River levels are forecast to rise at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of persistent overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low-lying roads and farmland is possible after 04:00 am tomorrow morning, 31/10/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham Further persistent rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 18:00 on 31/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 07:50
River Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of yesterday's persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and surrounding farmland is possible today, 27/10/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham No further rainfall is forecast, but we expect river levels to remain high throughout the day We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 16:00 on 28/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2019 08:13
River Frome
River levels have risen at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall over the last couple of days. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected today and for the next few days. There is a possibility of flooding for the River Frome and the tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. The weather remains unsettled, further rainfall is forecast and we expect river levels to remain high all week. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2019 13:51
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Showers are forecast to continue throughout the weekend. This will keep levels high in the Frome


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2019 11:37
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Showery rainfall is forecast to continue until approximately 1:00 pm today, Wednesday 6th March 2019.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Feb 2019 14:41
River Frome
The forecast for the next few days is for further light rain, but heavier on Friday when up to an inch is expected. Levels on the river Frome have risen over the last few days, and conditions in the area are responsive to rainfall. The river will spill out into lower lying parts of the valley, especially in the Wareham water meadows. The situation is expected to peak later on Friday. Downstream of East Stoke levels will be held up during high tides


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2018 10:57
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels remain high following recent rainfall. With further rain forecast for today and overnight into Monday morning, levels are likely to remain above the flood alert level for at least the next 24 hours. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2018 10:42
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels are beginning to fall following the recent rainfall but still remain high. Rain is forecast to move in on Sunday which will continue to hold water levels above the flood alert threshold. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2018 15:15
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels are beginning to fall following the recent rainfall but still remain around the flood alert level. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2018 10:53
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels are beginning to fall following the recent rainfall but still remain above the flood alert level. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2018 17:18
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. Persistent rainfall is forecast to continue until about 6:00pm today (18 December 2018). River levels are rising in response to today's rainfall. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2018 15:34
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels have dropped since Sunday, but remain high and will be expected to rise in response to the rain that is forecast tomorrow, Tuesday, 18th December 2018. The forecast for Tuesday is windy and wet with periods of heavy rain possible throughout the day and evening. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if there are any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2018 09:00
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Heavy showery rain is forecast this afternoon, Sunday 16th December, and will continue into the evening with possible isolated heavy downpours.


Flood Alert issued on 2 May 2018 18:53
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. This is due to heavy rainfall last night and this morning. The rainfall has now generally passed out of the area and the weather is forecast to improve over the next week. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Apr 2018 16:17
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels in the area remain above flood alert thresholds after a period of persistent wet weather. There is further rainfall expected at the weekend with more settled weather expected next week. We will continue to monitor the river levels and update this message if the situation changes. Residents with flood protection equipment are advised to ensure that it remains operational.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 14:22
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels in the area remain above flood alert thresholds after a period of persistent wet weather. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area with more settled weather expected. We will continue to monitor the river levels and update this message if the situation changes. Residents with flood protection equipment are advised to ensure that it remains operational.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 11:59
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels remain above flood alert thresholds after a wet holiday period. A slight respite on Thursday and Friday will be followed by more unsettled weather over the weekend and next week. River levels will remain high over the weekend. Residents with flood protection equipment are advised to ensure that it is operational.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 13:51
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham will continue to rise slowly through the day on Monday. More rainfall through the middle of the week means that the Alert will be in place for some time.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 19:41
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are expected to rise. There is a period of persistent and heavy rain forecast to fall this evening and overnight into Monday morning. Rivers are likely to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 17:19
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. We are expecting further rain this evening and during the night and the rivers are expected to continue to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 15:18
River Frome
River Levels in the Lower Frome remain high following recent rainfall and continue to above the Flood alert level. Upto 10mm of additional rainfall is forecast overnight and into Saturday. This alert will be updated during Saturday.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2018 07:04
River Frome
River Levels in the Lower Frome are rising in response to recent rainfall and have now triggered the Flood alert. Rain has general passed out of the area but levels in this area are expected to stay high for the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 10:44
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Showery rainfall is forecast through this morning and into the afternoon for Saturday, 10/03/18.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2018 20:56
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bank-full conditions in response to the snow melt.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2018 20:56
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Further showers are expected tonight but drier weather is forecast for Thursday. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message if conditions change.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2018 21:19
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. More rain is forecast tomorrow, Wednesday 14th February through the afternoon and evening with a total rainfall forecast of 8 to 12mm. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide an update should conditions change.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 10:03
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area but river levels remain high. Levels are expected to remain above alert level for at least the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 18:42
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bankfull conditions. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 20:22
River Frome
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. Rivers levels throughout the Lower Frome remain high following previous rainfall. Further rainfall is forecast to continue until about 06:00 am (local time) on 31/12/2017 with another 25mm expected. Rivers levels are expected to rise again as a result.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 17:43
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Up to 10 mm of rainfall is forecast between 18:00 to 09:00 (local time) on overnight on the 29/12/2017


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 09:17
River Frome
Water levels in the River Frome and tributaries from Dorchester to Wareham are expected to rise in response to the rainfall on 26/12/2017. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.