DORSET is set to feel the force of Storm Callum today.

A yellow weather warning, meaning be aware, has been issued for areas of Dorset, including Weymouth and Portland.

The warning is for a spell of windy weather which is associated with Storm Callum.

The warning is in place between 3am today and midnight tonight.

Dorset Echo:

A picture of Bowleaze Cove's little pier today. Picture credit: Charlotte Bruton

A spokesman for the Met Office has warned residents to expect delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

He added: “Delays are likely for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges. Also some short term loss of power and other services is possible.

“It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.”

Dorset Echo:

Picture credit: Met Office

Flood warnings

A number of flood warnings have been issued for areas of south and west Dorset.

Flood warnings are in place for West Bay Harbour, Lyme Regis Harbour, Chiswell and Preston Beach.

The warning for West Bay Harbour is in place between 8.30pm and 10.30pm tonight and between 7.30am and 10am tomorrow.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said flooding to properties at West Beach and around the harbour is likely to occur. Meanwhile large waves and spray are expected near coastal paths and promenades.

A flood warning for Lyme Regis Harbour is in place from 8.30pm to 10.30pm tonight and 7.30am and 10am tomorrow.

The Environment Agency spokesman added: “Large waves and spray are likely so take care near coastal paths and promenades. Walking on the Cobb in Lyme Regis will be especially dangerous.”

Another flood warning is in place for Chiswell between 8.30pm and 10.30pm today.

The Environment Agency spokesman said: “Spray mixed with some shingle is expected to affect properties and some roads in Chiswell including the causeway. The promenade by the Cove Inn will be particularly affected.”

Preston Beach will also be affected by flooding this evening.

A flood warning is in place from 7.30pm to 9.30pm tonight.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Flooding may occur along Preston Beach road. Large waves and spray mixed with shingle are likely so take care near coastal paths and promenades.”

Coastguard warning

Coastguard are urging the public to avoid exposed coastal areas today due to Storm Callum bringing 'dangerous conditions' to many parts of the county. 

A spokesman for HM Coastguard said: "Stay high, stay dry and stay safe."

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