SEWAGE has been discharged into the sea off Weymouth Beach.

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

As of today (Wednesday, February 21), a pollution alert has been issued for the sea off the coast of Lodmoor.

This means sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow within the past 48 hours.

Surfers Against Sewage monitors water quality at over 450 river and coastal locations across the UK to warn residents and tourists about the water quality.  

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

"Located towards the centre of Weymouth Bay, Lodmoor is a 1km stretch of shingle backed by a promenade and Lodmoor Nature Reserve.

"Two sewer overflows discharge across the centre of this beach."

Pollution Alerts are also in place for three areas of west Dorset, off the coast of West Bay, Seatown and Charmouth.

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