This live event has finished
So the sun's out, we think it may be time to close the article for now. Force 8 winds are still expected so take care out there.
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Our photographer Finnbarr Webster has been out and about in the rain this morning.
He got some great shots of kitesurfers off Portland Harbour.
RT @InsideDorset: Definitely a welly day ☔️— @Dorsetecho 10 August 2014
Nice walk this morning, @portlandharbour is over there somewhere #Dorset @Dorsetecho @Lulworth_Cove http://t.co/xxdulj1i76— @Kate_likes_ 10 August 2014
RT @bigread23: @Dorsetecho here in marnhull and its not to bad at all?????The odd breeze.but the birds are singing and feeding.— @Dorsetecho 10 August 2014
RT @DorsetLiveWeath: Wind 7.7 mph ESE. Barometer 994.0 hPa, Falling quickly. Temperature 17.9 °C. Rain today 0.3 mm. Humidity 99%— @Dorsetecho 10 August 2014
RT @mrscarrj: @Dorsetecho Rain stopped now but still very windy.— @Dorsetecho 10 August 2014
RT @mrscarrj: @kaylijayni @Dorsetecho Pretty horrendous in #Dorchester too.— @Dorsetecho 10 August 2014
This is also great Earth.nullschool.net. Click here.
Thanks Island Man for this link. Great pictures thanks to Rain Alarm.
@Dorsetecho raining and windy like a beast up here in wyke 😭— @kaylijayni 10 August 2014
Wind 5.0 mph SE. Barometer 995.1 hPa, Falling quickly. Temperature 17.2 °C. Rain today 0.3 mm. Humidity 99%— @DorsetLiveWeath 10 August 2014
RT @metoffice: Rain, often heavy,in the south and west will move northeastwards to lie over Scotland and northeast England later.http://t.c…— @PedroCFernandez 10 August 2014
Here's the latest from the Environment Agency, there is a low flood risk for Dorset tomorrow as well as today now.
@metofficestorms: Winds currently gusting near 40mph with rain moving across west & southern UK. Thunderstorms developing near SW coasts.— @Dorsetecho 10 August 2014
Here's the Latest from the Met Office:
There is the potential for severe weather over much of the UK during Sunday as a complex depression tracks over the UK. There continues to be a great deal of uncertainty in the forecast but the public should be aware of the risk of flooding due to heavy rain as well as strong winds and large waves, particularly on the coasts of southern England and areas bordering the northern Irish Sea. Given the unseasonable nature of the weather this could be sufficient to disrupt transport and make outdoor activities dangerous.
This remains a volatile situation, and this alert is likely to be updated as the event unfolds. The public are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and alerts through the weekend.
Warm air associated with the remains of Hurricane Bertha now possesses the characteristics of a mid-latitude depression. This feature is expected to deepen on Saturday night and Sunday morning as it moves into the UK, with a low pressure centre crossing southern England on Sunday. It now seems that Northern Ireland is also at risk from heavy rain brought by a secondary depression forming in the Irish Sea, this bringing strong gusts to Irish Sea coats.
There is the potential for rainfall totals of more than 50 mm in places and coastal gusts of 50-60 mph, along with large waves.
Just spoken to Portland Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre in Weymouth.
They said there are no flooding reports as yet. But there is a flood warning in place from Plymouth to Lyme Regis at the moment, due to the large waves and high tides.
There is a gale warning in place for later on. The winds will be picking up and will reach Gale Force 8.
There will be rain all day and poor visibility.
Thanks to Steve Foxwell for sending us this latest picture from Earth.nullschool
So far there have been no reports of flooding in Dorset, but with heavy rain and gale force winds forecast for the rest of the day, we will be keeping you up to date.