This weekend will see Storm Alex bring wet and windy weather to Dorset.

The Met Office has warned that the weather will bring 'heavy rain expected to bring some flooding and transport disruption.'

With this in mind, while (hopefully) staying indoors and staying dry, we thought we'd look back to when the wet weather brought chaos to Dorset.

Dorset Echo:

Flooding on Portland, 1978

February 1978 saw a violent storm hit the south coast and wreak havoc on Portland.

A huge wave came in, right over the roof of the Cove House Inn and into houses in Chiswell. It was so powerful it piled up cars onto the shingle of Chesil Beach.

Dorset Echo:

Flooding, across Dorset July 2012

Rescuers faced more than 200 emergencies as a month’s worth of rain fell in just 24 hours with water swamping homes, businesses, towns and villages.

The misery came as torrential downpours battered the county. Families were evacuated from homes and communities were cut off as roads became impassable under many feet of water.

Radipole Lake burst its banks and flooded nearby car parks – including the park and ride car point for the Olympics – as well as roads. Radipole Park Drive was closed and the area around the Gurkha restaurant was under water.

Dorset Echo:

Weymouth Carnival, August 2012

Heavy rain forced some of the carnival's events to be postponed or even cancelled.

Pictured is a family trying to make the best of the soggy affair!

Dorset Echo:

Floodwater on Weymouth Esplanade, 2011

An excess amount of rain caused the Esplanade to be flooded. Pictured is rain water running down the stairs of the men's toilets on the Esplanade.

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Flooding on the West Stafford bypass, 2013

This once often flood-hit bypass near Dorchester was closed in March 2013 after heavy rain.