A yellow weather warning has been issued across Dorset.

Heavy rain is expected to hit the county on Wednesday morning, (February 21), from 12am-12pm.

Around 15 to 25mm of rainfall is widely expected with between 50mm and 70mm possible in some places.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Heavy rain will spread across Wales and southwest England from early on Wednesday morning.

“Rainfall amounts will widely reach 15-25 mm, with as much as 50-70 mm over higher ground. With saturated ground in places, this is likely to lead to some disruption. Rain will clear to the east by the afternoon.”

There could be ‘some interruption to power supplies and other services,’ as well as a risk that ‘a few homes and businesses may be flooded.’

People are warned that there may be travel delays during the 12-hour warning period and should check road conditions before driving or live bus and train timetables if travelling by public transport.

It comes just days after the Met Office issued another weather warning for heavy rain overnight on Saturday.