: Waiting for next track...

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Flood Alerts For Dorset Coast

flood 1

8:34am 21st December 2013
(Updated 9:24am 21st December 2013)

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the West Dorset Rivers and Streams.  

Flooding is possible for the Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride.   

Low lying land and roads will be affected first.  

This Flood Alert is for rivers in West Dorset

 Levels in the rivers across West Dorset are responding to overnight rainfall. The River Char has exceeded the Flood Alert criteria, flooding to minor roads is expected. Further rainfall, sometimes heavy is expected during the morning.

There's already a flood alert for the area from Castletown , Portland eastwards past Swanage, for two hours following the morning high tide with Weymouth's Preston Beach particularly at risk.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

dorset business directory

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

Win M&S Vouchers

Thanks to the new Ignis from Lanehouse Suzuki

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book The Wessex FM Disco

For your wedding, party or celebration!

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference