More severe weather on the way for Dorset

More severe weather on the way for Dorset

Published by George Sharpe at 11:34am 30th September 2019. (Updated at 8:04am 1st October 2019)

There's a yellow weather warning in place across the county tomorrow.

After a wet weekend with parts of Weymouth Town Centre flooding, the Met Office is warning that more rain and possible floods are on the way.

Heavy rain, thunder, possible rain and localised flooding's expected from 3pm today through to tomorrow evening.

The Met Office says the heavy showers could bring floods, difficult driving conditions and possibly even power cuts.

In a flood, they recommend:

Prepare:

  • prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents
  • check flood warnings

Act:

  • turn off gas, water and electricity
  • move things upstairs or to safety
  • move family, pets and car to safety

Survive:

  • call 999 if in immediate danger
  • follow advice from emergency services
  • keep yourself and your family safe

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Check back here for live weather updates throughout the day.

8:04am

Flood Warning no longer in force: Portland Harbour at Ferry Bridge.

The situation is improving and no further flooding is expected in this area.

Flood Warnings and Alerts may still be in force for surrounding areas.

Tide levels are now  below flood warning levels and no more flood warnings are expected to be issued.

6:15pm

The government have issued flood warnings ahead of what it's expected will be a night of heavy rain.

Portland's Ferry Bridge has been given a red flood warning.

Elsewhere, Weymouth and West Bay harbours have been put on flood alert meaning floods are possbile.

3:35pm

Looks like the rain's started as promised after 3pm here in Dorchester. That said, the warning in place for later on has been withdrawn by the Met Office.

First of the rain with severe weather predicted for later on this evening.
First of the rain with severe weather predicted for tomorrow.

A weather warning's still in place for tomorrow at 6am.