SEWAGE has been discharged into the sea off Portland.

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

After Storm Ciarán battered the Dorset coast overnight, the group reports that sewage has been discharged across the south of England.

As of today (Thursday, November 2) sewage has been reported in the last 48 hours in two areas of Portland - Chesil Cove and Portland Harbour South.

Pollution alerts are in place across the Dorset coast.

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.

"Portland Harbour south is the south end of Portland Harbour where scuba divers are active. There is a storm overflow there for which we receive alerts.

"Chesil Cove is the southern extremity of the 29km pebble bank known as Chesil Beach.

"The Cove is very popular with scuba divers.

"Although this is not an official bathing water, Wessex Water provide data on their assets impacting this beach from the surrounding area."

Pollution Alerts are also in place for West Bay, Charmouth, Eype, Seatown and Lyme Regis.

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