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UPDATE: Weekend weather warning for heavy rain and flooding across Dorset
11:50am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
FORECASTERS have issued a yellow weather warning for rain across Dorset this weekend.
A warning put out by the Met Office predicing parts of Dorset including Bournemouth and Poole would see heavy rain during Friday has now been lifted, although there will still be downpours this evening.
A warning is still in place for heavy rain on Sunday evening into Monday for heavy rain.
A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Rain, heavy at times, is expected over southwest England late on Sunday before spreading eastwards to affect the rest of southern England overnight Sunday and through Monday morning.
"This additional rainfall, following recent wet weather, means that the public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding.
"A frontal zone moving across the Atlantic this weekend is expected to extend eastwards across southwestern UK late on Sunday before spreading to the rest of southern England overnight Sunday and through Monday morning.
"Associated rain is likely to be heavy at times with accumulations typically between 10 and 20 mm and locally 30 mm or more.
"It will also become windy in English Channel coastal areas where gales may develop for a time during Sunday evening and the early hours of Monday."
Flood risk warnings are also in place for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset on Saturday and Sunday, issued by the Environment Agency.
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