SOMERSET has been hit with several flood alerts by the Environment Agency this morning (Monday, April 1).

The River Tone in Taunton looked full to the brim, but the flood alert for the river was removed at around 11:30am, along with alerts for West Somerset streams, River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge, and Lower Tone and Parrett Moors.

However, multiple alerts warning residents to 'be prepared' remain in place, which include the Bridgwater, Yeovil, and Burnham and Highbridge areas, among others.

The Met Office issued a yellow rain warning for the county which came into effect on Sunday, March 31, which came into effect from 8pm.

Hours of heavy rain overnight combined with already high river levels from frequent downpour over the past few weeks have left several rivers and streams looking set to burst their banks.

As Somerset continues to be soaked and saturated, here are all of the flood warnings and alerts in effect currently.

Flood alerts in Somerset - Flooding possible

The Environment Agency says flooding is 'possible' in the following areas.

Those affected are advised to avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and urged not to attempt to walk, cycle or drive through flood water.

  • East Somerset Rivers: Rivers Brue, Sheppey, Glastonbury Millstream and North and South Drains.
  • Rivers Yeo and Parrett, downstream of Yeovil to Steart: River Yeo from downstream of Yeovil to Langport, the River Parrett from Langport to Steart, the Rivers Cary and Sowy, the Kings Sedgemoor Drain and other rhynes and drains in the area.
  • South East Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches: River Yeo from Sherborne to Yeovil, River Wriggle, Barwick Stream, West Coker Stream and the River Cam.
  • Upper Frome and tributaries: Tributaries between Toller Whelme and Dorchester.
  • Upper Stour and tributaries: Tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton.