Flood Alert Info - Upper Frome and Tributaries

Area Description

Tributaries between Toller Whelme and Dorchester.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2018 18:25
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Levels are expected to peak in the next few hours and the rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Nov 2018 15:00
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are expected to rise are forecast to exceed bankful conditions in response to the forecast rainfall. Heavy rainfall is forecast overnight tonight, Friday 30th November. The rain is forecast to continue through the night into tomorrow morning with further showers forecast throughout the day on Saturday 1st December 2018.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2018 13:39
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are expected to exceed bankfull conditions overnight tonight Persistent and occasionally heavy rainfall is forecast overnight between 00:01 am on Thursday 29/11/2018 and 06:00 am on Thursday 29/11/2018. Up to 18 mm of rainfall is forecast for the Upper Frome catchments overnight.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 18:08
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Heavy frontal rain is forecast to spread in from the west during Friday afternoon and evening and is forecast to clear the area overnight. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Apr 2018 15:55
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are expected to rise. Further showery rainfall is forecast between 06:00 pm on 09/04/2018 and 06:00 am on 10/04/2018. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 13:36
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
River levels on the Frome are now falling back above Frampton, but will continue to rise during the afternoon towards Dorchester. Conditions on roads will remain difficult with widespread standing water.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 15:03
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are expected to rise. We are expecting heavy and persistent rain throughout the evening and early Monday morning. Rivers are likely to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 17:23
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. We are expecting further rain this evening and through the night, rivers are likely to continue rising.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2018 02:27
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water Levels in the Upper Frome from maiden Newton to Dorchester are rising in response to overnight rain. Rainfall is expected to continue overnight.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2018 19:45
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Further showers are expected tonight with drier weather forecast on Thursday.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 20:34
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Up to 25 mm of rainfall is forecast overnight on 30/12/2018, further rainfall is expected on Sunday 31st December. We will monitor the situation and update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 16:44
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are expected to rise. The rainfall is forecast to continue until about 20:00 pm (local time) on 26/12/2017.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Oct 2017 17:27
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. The rainfall is forecast to continue until about 21:00pm (local time) on 19/10/2017 with upto a further 10 mm expected. This flood alert will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2017 02:36
Frome, Hooke, Sydling Water, Cerne
Water levels in the Upper River Frome and tributaries from Toller Whelme to Dorchester are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions in response to the heavy rainfall overnight.