We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.
Flood Warning issued on 4 Oct 2020 16:17
River Mells, Whatley Brook
River levels have risen as a result of Storm Alex and the heavy persistent rain and increasingly wet catchment, consequently flooding could occur from 16:00 onwards peaking early evening on Sunday 04/10/20 . We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties at Vobster, Great Elm, Egford, Coleford, Mells and Spring Gardens near Frome.
Further lighter possibly persistent rain is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high this evening and begin to drop overnight into Monday 05/10/20.
We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens.
Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Please avoid contact with flood water.
This message will be updated by 16:00 on Monday 05/10/20 or as the situation changes.