A WARNING is in place after sewage has been discharged into the sea in three areas of West Dorset.

Following heavy rainfall, pollution alerts have been put in place in West Bay, Seatown and Charmouth.

Surfers Against Sewage is tracking real-time sewage discharge and pollution risks around the UK.

Following heavy rains overnight, the group reports that sewage has been discharged in places across the south of England.

As of today, (Wednesday, February 21) sewage has been reported in the last 48 hours on Charmouth West Beach, Cahrmouth West Stream and in the sea off Seatown and West Bay.

The west stream is a small stream associated with Charmouth West bathing water, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

During and after heavy periods of rainfall, runoff from surrounding agricultural areas will greatly increase and bathing water quality may be reduced.

A statement from Surfers Against Sewage said: "Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow in this location within the past 48 hours."

Pollution Alerts are also in place off the coast of Weymouth.

Sewage discharges can be tracked via an interactive map on the Surfers Against Sewage website.