A weather warning has been issued for the county this weekend by the Met Office.

A yellow rain warning will be in place across Dorset from 3pm on Saturday, February 17 through to 6pm on Sunday, February 18.

The Met Office warns that ‘some disruption is likely’ due to spells of rain pushing east across most areas of the country.

Whilst the warning is in place, flooding of a few homes and businesses is ‘likely,’ whilst bus and train services will probably be affected, making journey times longer.

Spray and flooding on roads could also make journey times longer, with some interruption to power supplies and other services likely, according to the Met Office.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “An area of persistent and occasionally heavy rain is expected to move from west to east across the warning area during Saturday and Sunday, falling on already saturated ground.”

The spokesperson went on to say that they expect the rain to clear western areas by early on Sunday morning.

Issuing advice to those wishing to travel in wet conditions, the spokesperson added: “Give yourself the best chance of avoiding delays by checking road conditions if driving, or bus and train timetables, amending your travel plans if necessary.

“People cope better with power cuts when they have prepared for them in advance. It’s easy to do; consider gathering torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items. Be prepared for weather warnings to change quickly: when a weather warning is issued, the Met Office recommends staying up to date with the weather forecast in your area.”

For more information and weather warning updates, visit https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/