Flood Alert Info - Upper Stour and tributaries

Area Description

Tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton.
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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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 5 Mar 2019 19:37
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise overnight on Tuesday 05/03/2019 into Wednesday morning. Occasionally heavy and persistent rainfall is forecast over this area between 7:00 pm on 05/03/2019 and 6:00 am on 06/03/2019


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2019 19:13
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise overnight on Sunday 03/03/2019 in response to forecast persistent and occasionally heavy rainfall from midnight Sunday until approximately 6:00 a.m. Monday.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2018 10:57
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
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 15:50
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Persistent rainfall is forecast to continue until about 6:00pm today (18 December 2018). Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 14:01
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the River Stour have started to fall back above Gillingham. However levels around Sturminster Newton will continue to rise during the latter part of Monday.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 15:03
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise. We are expecting heavy and persistent rain throughout the night and in to tomorrow morning. Rivers are likely to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 17:41
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. We are expecting further rain this evening and over night and rivers are likely to continue rising.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 17:55
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise. Showery rainfall is forecast to continue until about 06:00 am on 15/03/2018.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 14:46
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Persistent rain throughout Wednesday has caused increased levels in the River Stour. Minor roads and fields alongside the rivers are expected to flood. Drivers are advised to exercise great care when using fords and roads near bridges. The roads at Fifehead Neville, Hammoon and near Manston are likely to be impassable to traffic during the afternoon and possibly into Thursday morning. The heavier rainfall has now generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 14:57
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Persistent rain throughout Sunday has caused increased levels in the River Stour. Minor roads and fields alongside the rivers are expected to flood. Drivers are advised to exercise great care when using fords and roads near bridges. the roads at Fifehead Neville, Hammoon and near Manston are likely to be impassable to traffic during the afternoon and into Monday morning. 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.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 20:14
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton 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 27 Dec 2017 09:30
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels on the Upper 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, Shreen, Lodden
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise. The rainfall is forecast to continue until 20:00 on Tuesday 26th December.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2017 12:44
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise. Up to 5 mm rainfall is forecast overnight.