Flooding is possible - be prepared

Flood alert for South East Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches

River levels are forecast to rise this afternoon on the River Yeo, River Cam and the River Wriggle due to current rainfall.

Flooding is possible for low lying land and the Sparkford to Weston Bampfylde road and Deep Ford Lane, Chetnole, from 7pm this evening, Sunday, 25/02/2024.

Prolonged rainfall, heavy at times, will continue through Sunday before drier weather returns for the start of next week.

We will continue to monitor the rainfall and water levels closely and are checking weed screens and rivers for blockages. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and remain aware of water levels and weather conditions. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated by 2pm on Monday, 26/02/2024, or as the situation changes.

Flood alert area: River Yeo from Sherborne to Yeovil, River Wriggle, Barwick Stream, West Coker Stream and the River Cam.

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