Yellow warning issued for rain in Dorset

Yellow warning issued for rain in Dorset

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:27am 22nd November 2019. (Updated at 4:04pm 22nd November 2019)

We're being warned to be prepared for flooding and travel disruption later.

The Environment Agency's issued a yellow warning for rain in Dorset.

Showers this morning will be replaced by more persistent rain during the afternoon and evening. 


The rain will be heavy at times, lasting through much of Friday night and Saturday morning before slowly dying out during Saturday afternoon. 

20 to 30 mm is likely to fall quite widely, and 40 to 50 mm may accumulate in a few places.

'What to expect'

  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely

Flood warnings have been issues for rivers in West Dorset and Maiden Newton.

River levels are continuing to rise at Maiden Newton. The Environment Agency are warning flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible.



Dorchester Fire Crews have been called to help a woman stuck in a her vehicle in Ansty.


Fire crews from Dorchester are responding to flooding between Cerne Abbas and Sherborne.


Reports of flooding on A35 Dorchester Bypass between A37 (Monkeys Jump Roundabout) and A352 (West Stafford turn off).

Traffic is coping well.

Approach with care.


Reports of flooding at Osmington Village and Overcombe Corner.


A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Lower Frome and tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham.

Be prepared.