Flood Alert Info - Middle Stour and Tributaries

Area Description

Tributaries between Sturminster Newton and Wimborne.

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 2 Apr 2018 15:22
River Stour, River Lodden
Water levels in the River Stour between Sturminster Newton and Wimborne have now started to respond to last night's rainfall. The road between Manston and Hammoon is likely to be closed due to flooding for the remainder of Monday. You are reminded of the danger to life that can occur when driving through flood water. Expect further light showers through Monday afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 19:41
River Stour, River Lodden
Water levels in the middle River Stour and tributaries from Sturminster Newton to Wimborne are expected to rise. There is a forecast for persistant and potentially heavy rain through tonight and in to Monday morning. Rivers are likely to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 08:01
River Stour, River Lodden
Water levels in the middle River Stour and tributaries from Sturminster Newton to Wimborne are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. We are expecting a drier day than yesterday, but there still may be some localised rain. Rivers are likely to continue rising for the next few hours.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 09:29
Stour, Lodden
Persistent rain throughout Sunday has caused increased levels in the River Stour from Sturminster Newton to Wimborne and rivers are expected to go out of bank. Minor roads and fields alongside the rivers are expected to flood. After a brief respite on Monday, the week ahead will continue to be wet and rivers will respond quickly as the ground is now saturated. Drivers are advised to exercise great care when using fords and roads near bridges.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 09:30
Stour, Lodden
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels on the Middle Stour and Tributaries remain high in response to rainfall on the 26/12/2017. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 16:45
Stour, Lodden
Water levels in the middle River Stour and tributaries from Sturminster Newton to Wimborne are expected to rise. The rainfall is forecast to continue until about 20:00 pm (local time) on 26/12/2017.