This could be one of the wettest winters on record for Weymouth.

Despite a late September heatwave bringing warm weather to the area, the last two months have so far seen two storms and frequent yellow rain warnings for Dorset issued by the Met Office.

Storm Ciarán had affected much of the town, with the torrential rain that followed flooding Radipole Lake.

Weymouth weatherman Roger Willis reports that the average rainfall for Weymouth for the last 10 years for the combined months of October and November is 170.7mms.

However, in the space of a month, between Tuesday, October 17 and Thursday, November 16 of 2023, he recorded a total of 215.3mms of rain.

Since records began, the wettest October was recorded in 1966 when the month saw 215.6mms of rain, whilst the wettest November on record for the town was more than 80 years ago in 1940. Some 214.1mms of rain was recorded.

Further flooding alerts have been issued for the River Wey to Radipole Lake, Preston Brook and River Jordan due to heavy rainfall on the still saturated ground following the recent storms and floods.

Light rainfall is forecast from Friday, November 17 and river levels are expected to remain high.

A spokesperson from the Environment Agency said: “Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.”