Flooding is possible - be prepared

Flood alert for Middle Stour and tributaries

River levels are rising steadily on the Middle Dorset Stour due to heavy rainfall.

Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the Middle Dorset Stour, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around tributaries between Sturminster Newton and Wimborne.

Flooding is possible at tributaries between Sturminster Newton and Wimborne from 03:00 PM on 04/12/2023.

Further rainfall is forecast this afternoon.

River levels will rise steadily throughout the afternoon on 04/12/2023.

We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this alert if necessary.

Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water.

This message will be updated by 10:00 AM on 05/12/2023, or as the situation changes.

Flood alert area: Tributaries between Sturminster Newton and Wimborne.

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