Motorists are being encouraged to take extra care on the roads today and across this weekend as high winds batter the coast.

Dramatic photos taken by Laura Dean at Portland Bill this week show the power of the sea.

As reported, The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' weather warning valid for the south of England, including Dorset, from 4am to 11.59pm on Saturday.

A spokesman said: "A spell of strong southwesterly winds is expected. Some coastal routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves, with potential for flooding of properties.

"Some transport disruption is likely across the warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport. Short term loss of power and other services is also possible."

A yellow warning of fog was issued across Dorset this morning and motorists were encouraged to take extra care on the roads.

The warning was in place until 10am today.

The chief forecaster's assessment read: "Moist air pushing up from the south has led to the formation of widespread mist and fog.

"Whilst visibilities will be more than 100 or 200 m for the most part, locally they are less than 50m.

"Conditions will gradually improve this morning."

A road is currently partially blocked due to flooding. 

Camp Road near Wyke Regis was blocked both ways for over an hour due to flooding from B3156 Lanehouse Rocks Road. 

Flooding was also reported at the bottom of Gould's Hill between Mallards Green and Friar Waddon Road which is now passable. 

There are also reports of flooding on Wakeham on Portland.

A flood warning for west Dorset rivers and streams has been issued for this afternoon. 

The warning said that people should "be prepared".

It read: "Water levels in the Rivers in West Dorset including the Rivers Lim, Winniford, Char, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions."