MOTORISTS are being urged to take care as heavy rain hits Dorset this morning.

Surface water is increasing in certain areas of Weymouth and Dorchester.

And one moped rider in the county town came off his vehicle due to a wet road.

A spokesman for Dorchester Police said: “Please take it easy as it’s slippery and there is a bit of standing water about in place.”

Forecasters say that the weather is likely to pick up later this afternoon, with sunshine and clouds.