The Met Office predicts heavy rains and flooding in Dorset

IT COULD be in midsummer, but the Met Office is forecasting heavy rain and flooding for Dorset next week.

Forecasters say parts of the yellow warning zone are likely to experience heavy showers and flooding from Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. to Monday morning at 7 a.m.

There is a risk of flooding and disruption of movement.

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The warning reads: “Areas of persistent and sometimes heavy rain can lead to localized flooding and travel disruption.

“Spray and flooding will lead to difficult driving conditions and possibly road closures.

“In the event of a flood, there may be delays or cancellations of train and bus services.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses will be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

“There is a small chance of rapid flow or deep flooding.”

A Met Office spokesperson said: “We have a weather warning valid from 2pm tomorrow Sunday.

“During the afternoon we can expect heavy rains moving north, mostly affecting areas of Cornwall at first, but continuing as the day progresses.

“By mid-afternoon we can expect to see heavy epidemics in the Dorset area and there is a risk of heavy falls in this strip.

“We can expect surface water on the roads and potentially 20 to 40mm of rain are isolated places further north.”

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