Heavy rain and strong winds batter Dorset

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  • Yellow weather warning in place for much of today
  • Heavy rain and gusts of up to 60mph in places
  • Condor Ferries cancels high speed sailings for tomorrow
  • County facing flood risk due to high groundwater levels

3:38pm

The weather appears to be calming down now and we have no major disruption to report so we're going to close the live blog now. There are still reports of flooding around the Stadium Roundabout at Dorchester but traffic is reportedly getting through without delay and anyone planning to travel on Condor Ferries tomorrow is reminded that high speed sailings between Weymouth and the Channel Islands have been cancelled. Check out tomorrow's Dorset Echo for a full weather round up and keep checking our website for any breaking news.

 

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The Environment Agency has today issued a flood warning for the River Wey from Upwey to Weymouth.
The warning covers Church Street, Little Mead, Nottington Lane, Nottington Farm and Almas Palace.
The agency states: “Water levels in the River Wey from Upwey to Weymouth are rising in response to today’s rainfall.”

2:26pm

Our snapper John has captured this familiar scene at the West Stafford bypass

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Our photographer John Gurd took this photo at a rather wet Stadium Roundabout in Dorchester 

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Many of you will not be surprised to hear that the West Stafford bypass is closed due to flooding

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I have just spoken to Hugh Willis in Charminster who says the river there has not broken its banks at the moment and villagers are facing a nervous wait to see if the level will rise as we head into this evening.

1:10pm

The rain appears to be easing here in Weymouth. Let us know what it's like where you are. Email newsdesk@dorsetecho.co.uk or call 01305 830999.

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For anyone heading further afield by train, passengers are advised that buses are replacing trains between Bournemouth and Southampton due to engineering works today.

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Here are some photos of flooding on Herringston Road in Dorchester taken by reader Stuart Lawson

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We're getting reports of flooding round the Stadium Roundabout in Dorchester. Traffic seems to be flowing but drivers are being urged to go carefully.

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And it looks like more wet weather is on the way through the week:

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Here's a snapshot of today's weather forecast for Weymouth: 

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As yet we have no reports of any major travel disruption. If you know any different call us on 01305 830999.

 

10:41am

Also check out our latest weather story, with a warning of heavy rain and strong winds throughout today and flood warnings for the Winterbournes. For more details click here

10:40am

With more wet weather forecast for tomorrow. Condor Ferries has announced it has cancelled its high speed services between Weymouth and the Channel Islands. Click here for more details.

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We'll be keeping you up to date on all the latest weather and travel news throughout the day as Dorset faces heavy rain and strong winds with the risk of flooding. Get in touch with us at newsdesk@dorsetecho.co.uk or call 01305 830999.

Comments (2)

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2:26pm Sun 26 Jan 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Rosie Bates-Ching said that people were driving without lights on!
The visibility in the rain wasn't so bad that one could not see without lights!
There was no fog either so why the iriots with fog lights?
Rosie Bates-Ching said that people were driving without lights on! The visibility in the rain wasn't so bad that one could not see without lights! There was no fog either so why the iriots with fog lights? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

12:17am Mon 27 Jan 14

Zummerzet Lad says...

Always told wipers on lights on
Always told wipers on lights on Zummerzet Lad

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