DORSET is set to face two days of unsettled and wet weather as Storm Alex is set to bring what could be “one of the worst weekends of weather of all time in Dorset”.

Met Office has warned it is due to Storm Alex, which will bring 'very unsettled weather to France on Friday, but also some wet and windy weather for southern parts of the UK.'

The weather forecaster initially issued a yellow weather alert for rain and wind, which will be in place from 3am until 8pm on Friday (October 2).

Now a second yellow weather alert has been issued for rain between 3am and 6pm on Saturday (October 3). 

Met Office has described the weather warning as 'heavy rain is expected to bring some flooding and transport disruption.'

The wet weather could bring between 25 and 50mm of rainfall to many places with as much as 100 to 125mm possible in parts of south west England.

Dorset Echo: The weather warning is in place between 3am and 6pm on Saturday, October 3 (CREDIT: Met Office)The weather warning is in place between 3am and 6pm on Saturday, October 3 (CREDIT: Met Office)

Similar to the weather alert on Friday, the weather forecaster has warned of potential flooding and delays to traffic and travel.

They add that there is a 'small chance' of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life and some communities become 'cut off' by flooded roads.

The nationwide weather warning covers the entirely of Dorset, with heavy rain expected to hit Dorset throughout the morning and afternoon before easing in the evening. 

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Heavy rain will push north and west across the UK, clearing from much of southeast England by Saturday afternoon. However, it is expected to remain heavy and persistent throughout Saturday and into mid-Sunday across eastern Scotland, the far northeast of England, much of Wales, and southwest England.

"This is likely to bring flooding and some disruption to travel. Many places will see 25-50 mm of rainfall, with totals of 100-125 mm expected over the high ground of eastern Scotland, and perhaps parts of Wales and southwest England.

They added: "The unusual wind direction associated with the rainfall will mean that the peak rainfall totals are likely to occur in some areas that are usually well sheltered and direr during unsettled spells of weather.

"During Sunday the rain will turn more showery in nature and become significantly less widespread."

Storm Alex to cause 'one of the worst weekends of weather of all time in Dorset'

Dorset-based weather enthusiast Dorset Snow has warned of “absolutely relentless” rain between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon.

The forecaster said: “The rain will be absolutely relentless from Friday morning-Sunday afternoon.

"A secondary low looks likely to stall around southern England on Saturday evening and give us some problems. Models have between 80-120mm falling by the end of play on Sunday. Dorset at the epicentre."

The heavy rain will be accompanied by strong winds which he said are “unlikely to exceed 55mph and will be much lighter inland.”

He said that the rain will be the “major risk factor” this weekend.

Dorset Snow added: “The strongest winds are likely to be felt early on Friday morning along coastal areas. This is when Storm Alex moves closest to our shores.”

Storm Alex has been named by the French national meteorological service, Météo-France.