Dorset Prepares for Biggest Storm Since 1987
12:03am 27th October 2013
Dorset's preparing for what's predicted to be its biggest storm in many years.
Portland coastguards say Force 11 winds in the channel are predicted along with heavy rain which could cause flooding and may breach coastal defences.
The storm's expected to reach here tonight or the early hours of Monday morning.
Condor ferries have cancelled all sailings from Weymouth and Poole both today(Sunday 27th) and tomorrow(Monday 28th).
Dorset Fire and Rescue's Silver Commander, Craig Baker has told Wessex FM this weekend they're ready to assist with emergencies, but its difficult to prepare as the extend of any damage can't be known in advance.
Chris Bell from Weather Quest has told Sky news he doesn't think the storm willbe quite as bad as the great storm of 1987 when gusts exceeded 100mph, but he says gusts in excess of 80mph are likely.
Listen out to Wessex FM tomorrow morning for the latest updates on any travel problems caused by the weather