A WEATHER warning is in place for  parts of Dorset today for heavy rain and thundery downpours.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the area and said there is the possibility of localised flooding.

Check the progress on the Met Office's rainfall weather map

They say torrential downpours will be seen in some areas with 20-25mm of rain possible within an hour and 40mm within three hours although many places will receive less.

The Environment Agency has issued low-risk flood warnings for seven different regions – with Bournemouth, Poole and parts of Dorset among them.

See the local web report here