TWO flood alerts have been issued for Dorset.

An alert is currently in force for Lower Frome and tributaries.

The Environment Agency said: "Levels on the river Frome have risen over the last few days, and conditions in the area are responsive to rainfall. The river will spill out into lower lying parts of the valley, especially in the Wareham water meadows. The situation is expected to peak later on Friday. Downstream of East Stoke levels will be held up during high tides."

A second alert for Christchurch Harbour will come into force at 12noon.

It will be valid for two hours after high tide.

The forecast wind speed and direction is Force 8, SSW and the forecast high water level is 1.22Maod.

Flood alerts are issued when flooding is possible.

A Met Office warning of strong winds was issued for Dorset from 12pm today, however, it was lifted yesterday afternoon.