UPDATE 12.45PM: Flood alerts for the Middle Avon, River Bourne, River Nadder, and Upper Avon are no longer in force. However, the River Ebble's alert remains in place.

FLOOD alerts have been issued for the Salisbury area, with maps showing that the city centre may be affected.

As rain continues to pour upon the city, live warning maps from the Environment Agency show that areas in and around the city could be flooded.

The six alerts issued are for where 'flooding is possible' and locals are asked to 'be prepared'.


In the maps shown below, the darker oranger areas are how the rivers are predicted, in the worst case, to swell and cause flooding.

Salisbury Journal:

The six alert areas listed are:

  • Groundwater flooding in the Cranborne Chase area
  • Groundwater flooding in the Salisbury Plain area
  • Middle Avon and tributaries
  • River Bourne and tributaries
  • River Nadder and tributaries
  • Upper Avon and tributaries

Salisbury Journal:

As well as this, automatic phone messages are being sent to locals to warn them of the potential issues.

Salisbury Journal:

No flood warnings, which are classed as 'flooding is expected - immediate action required' have been issued for the Salisbury area.

However, warning are in place for Landford, the Wellows, and areas south of Ringwood.

Salisbury Journal:

Salisbury Journal:

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “Our incident rooms are open to monitor rainfall, groundwater and river levels closely and our teams are out on the ground checking flood defences and clearing trash screens to reduce flood risk.

"Temporary flood barriers will be deployed in Bradford-on-Avon as a precaution and we are ready to use similar defences in Dorchester and Bridport if needed.

"We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and not to drive through flood water as just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your car."

To view the live flood maps, click here.

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