Yellow Weather Warning for Ex Hurricane Bertha
12:02am 10th August 2014
People planning outdoor activities on Sunday should be prepared for heavy downpours and possibly strong winds, especially near the coast.
Dorset will be affected by the remnants of the tropical storm which has crossed the Atlantic in recent days (and was formerly Hurricane Bertha).
Heavy rain will affect the county in the early hours of Sunday morning (10 August) before clearing in the afternoon, and could result in localised flooding in some areas.
High winds are also expected, and there could be gales along some parts of the Dorset coast.
Low-lying campsites, car parks and caravan parks may be affected by the rain, and outdoor events could suffer very muddy or even waterlogged conditions.
Beaches and other coastal areas could also be hit by large waves and, if this happens, people should stay a safe distance from the shoreline.
Motorists are also advised to take extra care while travelling, and should heed any road closure signs. For the latest travel information, go to www.dorsetforyou.com/traveldorset
Updates on how the remnants of the storm is likely to affect the UK can be found on the Met Office's news blog: http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/
More information about possible flood risks is available from the Environment Agency at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency