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.
Get a Flood Insurance Quote
for your Home or Business
There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

The orange highlighted area on the map below outlines the area covered by this Flood Alert.
Download the Flood Assist App
Download the Flood Assist App to view current flood warnings, check your flood risk, and create your digital flood action plan.
Sign up for Live Flood Warnings & Alerts
Sign up to receive live flood warning and alert updates for your location using data from the Environment Agency, SEPA and NRW.

Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
Flood Insurance for homes & businesses in the Wareham area

Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


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.