Flood Alert Info - West Dorset Rivers and Streams

Area Description

Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride.
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 24 Aug 2020 18:18
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise at the Charmouth river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 04:45. Areas most at risk are the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. We expect river levels to begin rising at 02:30 on 25/08/20. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated Tuesday, 25/08/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 09:58
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels have risen at the Burton Bradstock river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 10:00 today, 05/03/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy 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 consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Friday, 06/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 09:49
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are likely to rise and remain high as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall over the weekend. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride 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. This message will be updated on Monday 02/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Feb 2020 07:31
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels have risen at the Burton Bradstock river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride 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. This message will be updated later today or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 12:10
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels remain high at the Charmouth river gauge following recent rainfall falling on already saturated ground. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. Storm Dennis is forecast to bring heavy rainfall over the weekend. River levels can rise very quickly under these conditions. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 20:09
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise at the Charmouth river gauge following expected heavy overnight rainfall falling on already saturated ground. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 3 days. River levels can rise very quickly under these conditions. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 21:59
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise in the West Dorset catchments as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible over the next few days. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 3 days. 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 plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jan 2020 16:58
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise at the Charmouth river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening into tomorrow morning. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 3 days. 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 plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2019 21:11
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise in the West Dorset area as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. 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 and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated tomorrow, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 20:01
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise at the Charmouth river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. 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 19 Dec 2019 15:12
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels have risen at the Burton Bradstock river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 15:00 today, 19/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 11:54
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise throughout west of Dorset as a result of heavy overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 16:00 today, 18/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride Further heavy rainfall is forecast overnight. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, 19/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 20:32
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels have risen at the Charmouth 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 the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. 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 morning, 15/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 13:21
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are rising at the Bridport Gundry river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. 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 morning, 13/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2019 15:43
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
There is a predicted, short, but intense period of rain forecast for tonight, we believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on the 8th December


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 15:45
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels have risen at the Burton Bradstock river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 28rd November 2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2019 14:44
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels have risen at the Burton Bradstock river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 23rd November 2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Nov 2019 17:35
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise in West Dorset Streams and this flood alert is issued for the River Char as a result of heavy rainfall that is forecast in a wet and saturated catchment. Consequently, flooding is possible from 8pm 21/11/2019 until tomorrow, 22/11/19. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 16:26
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels have risen at the Burton Bradstock river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall earlier today. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. We expect river levels to remain high this evening Saturday 09/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please take photographs of any flood damage and contact your insurance company if you've been flooded. This message will be updated by 12:30 pm on 10/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2019 20:49
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Heavy showers are expected overnight, falling on already saturated ground. Where these showers become static there is a risk of flooding from faster responding rivers and streams and from surface water, We don't expect any property flooding at this stage but you are advised to take special care when using minor roads. Conditions are likely to persist into the morning, consequently motorists are advised to avoid using fords. Our staff will continue to monitor river levels overnight and will advise should the situation deteriorate.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Oct 2019 15:05
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise at the Charmouth river gauge as a result of persistent overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low-lying roads and farmland is possible after 07:00 pm today, 30/10/19 and will continue overnight. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride We are closely monitoring the situation. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated by 18:00 on 31/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 15:56
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise in the West Dorset area this evening Saturday 28/09/2019 and overnight into Sunday 29/09/2019 in response to persistent heavy rainfall that will affect the area between approximately 6:00PM and 2:00 AM. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. There is a general risk of surface water flooding due to potential blockage of drains from leaf litter combining with heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. This message will be updated on Sunday 29/09/2019 or as the situation requires.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 15:16
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
River levels are forecast to rise in the West Dorset area this evening Saturday 28/09/2019 and overnight into Sunday 29/09/2019 in response to persistent heavy rainfall that will affect the area between approximately 6:00PM and 2:00 AM. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. his message will be updated on Sunday 29/09/2019 or as the situation requires. This message will be updated


Flood Alert issued on 8 Aug 2019 17:18
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
A Heavy Rainfall Alert has been issued for Dorset as a result of a band of intense rainfall which will pass quickly through the area overnight. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible between 01:00 am and 06:00 am tomorrow 09/08/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride. Camp sites and caravan parks close to rivers are especially vulnerable to heavy rainfall. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further thundery rainfall is forecast over the next 18 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be aware that rivers and streams in this area can respond very rapidly to heavy rainfall and quickly become dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 09/08/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 19:38
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride 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 Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride 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 18 Dec 2018 15:37
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are expected are rising. 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 15 Dec 2018 15:17
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue until around 6pm today, Saturday 15th December 2018.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Nov 2018 15:00
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride 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
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are are forecast to rise and locally exceed bankful 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 is forecast for this period over the West Dorset catchments.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 15:34
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are expected to rise. Heavy frontal rain is forecast to spread in from the west during Friday afternoon and evening and is forecast to clear the area overnight. Main areas of concern are the Lower Brit and Lower Bride if rising water levels coincide with the peak water level at 7:15pm this evening, 9th November. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 31 May 2018 09:54
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. A further band of heavy rain is expected this afternoon, lasting into the evening and overnight. Whilst we do not expect property flooding at this time, flash flooding of fast responding rivers such as the Lym, Char, Brit and Bride could cause problems to nearby roads and some campsites. The public are advised to stay clear of these rivers where levels may respond very quickly to rainfall which has fallen upstream of their location. Our staff have been out checking for blockages and will be monitoring river levels through the night. Updates will be posted on Floodline and the Flood Information Service website.


Flood Alert issued on 30 May 2018 16:10
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Showers will die out overnight and be relatively few and far between on Thursday morning; however where they do pop up, they will be quite intense. A further band of heavy rain is expected on Thursday afternoon, lasting into the evening. Whilst we do not expect property flooding at this time, flash flooding of fast responding rivers such as the Lym, Char, Brit and Bride could cause problems to nearby roads and some campsites. The public are advised to stay clear of these rivers where levels may respond very quickly to rainfall which has fallen upstream of their location. Our staff have been out checking for blockages and will be monitoring river levels through the night. Updates will be posted on Floodline and the Flood Information Service website.


Flood Alert issued on 29 May 2018 16:47
River Asker, River Brit, River Bride, River Char, River Lim
Heavy showers through this evening will give way to some quite intense, localised rainfall overnight. Whilst we do not expect property flooding at this time, flash flooding of fast responding rivers such as the Lym, Char, Brit and Bride could cause problems to nearby roads and some campsites. The public are advised to stay clear of these rivers where levels may respond very quickly to rainfall which has fallen upstream of their location. Our staff have been out checking for blockages and will be monitoring river levels through the night. Updates will be posted on Floodline and the Flood Information Service website.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Apr 2018 15:55
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride 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 1 Apr 2018 15:17
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are expected to rise. we are forecast persistent and heavy rain for tonight and in to Monday moring. Rivers are likely to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 16:03
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. We are expecting intermittent, but potentially heavy rain over the next 12 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 17:55
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising. Showery rainfall is forecast to continue until about 06:00 am on 15/03/2018.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2018 18:40
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Showery rainfall is forecast to continue through Sunday 11/03/2018, and into Monday morning 12/03/2018, which may include a few heavy bursts of rain.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2018 18:24
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Rainfall is forecast to continue into this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2018 14:48
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Showery rainfall is forecast to continue into the evening.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 15:38
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Persistent rain throughout the day on Sunday will raise river levels across West Dorset. Some roads, especially in the Char valley are expected flood. Drivers are advised to take particular care when using Gassons Lane at Whitchurch Canonicorum and minor roads around Wooton Fitzpaine. These conditions will continue through the first half of the week ahead.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 21:17
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 10:00
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 20:04
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. 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 29 Dec 2017 08:29
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Up to 15 mm of rainfall is forecast between throughout the day on the 29/12/2017. Further rainfall and possibly higher river levels are also forecast on the 30/12/2017. This message will be updated tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 22:51
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Char, Lim, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankfull conditions. Levels are expected to peak around midnight, however, minor roads may experience flooding throughout the night. Rain will die out overnight, but more is expected later on Boxing Day.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2017 07:26
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are expected to rise. Up to 11 mm of rainfall is forecast between 06:00 to 12:00 (local time) on 10/12/2017. The rainfall is forecast to continue throughout the day with another 2 mm expected.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2017 09:15
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Due to overnight rainfall the River Char has responded and water levels are rising. The showers have quickly moved through the area and we are expecting the river levels to peak this morning.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Oct 2017 14:04
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2017 22:19
Asker, Brit, Bride, Char, Lim
Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. The rainfall is forecast to continue until about 11:30 pm (local time).