A NEW rain and snow warning has been issued for Dorset.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning overnight and into Friday morning for Dorset and the surrounding area.

A spokesman said: “Another spell of rain will spread to parts of Wales and southern England on Friday morning.

“The rain may turn to snow at times over hills. “The public should be aware that further localised flooding and disruption to travel is possible.”

Gusts of high wind or moderate gale are also predicted, with speeds of up to 36mph.