UPDATE: Met Office issues heavy rain and gales warning for Monday

Bournemouth Echo: Met Office issues heavy rain warning for Sunday night Met Office issues heavy rain warning for Sunday night

ANOTHER yellow weather warning for rain and wind has been issued for Dorset by the Met Office for the early hours of Monday morning.

The update on Saturday said further rain will spread quickly eastwards across southwest England from just after midnight into the early hours on Monday morning.

The alert remain in place until 10am on Monday.

On Saturday forecasters also added a warning for "locally severe gales" affecting Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. 

A spokesperson said: "Further rain, heavy at times, is expected to spread quickly eastwards across southwest England and south Wales on Sunday night and into Monday morning.

"Rainfall totals are expected to be widely 15 to 30 mm, but as much as 40 to 50 mm over south facing coasts and hills.

"With ground already saturated over much of this region, the public should be aware of the risk of further local flooding. Gales will accompany this rain."

Regarding the warning for wind, the spokesperson said: "South to southwesterly gales and locally severe gales will develop across west Wales and parts of southwest and southern England during the early hours of Monday, easing from the west later on Monday morning.

"The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel, particularly as the gales will be combined by heavy rain."

It is possible gusts could reach up to 70mph.

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12:02pm Sat 28 Dec 13

chrisii1991 says...

for goodness sake its been like this for nearly three weeks. things need time to dry out
for goodness sake its been like this for nearly three weeks. things need time to dry out chrisii1991

12:58pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Ophilum says...

When do the Met Office give out a red warning when we are all drowned or blown away or sat up to our necks in snow,
Yellow, Amber, Doomed, what a shower.
When do the Met Office give out a red warning when we are all drowned or blown away or sat up to our necks in snow, Yellow, Amber, Doomed, what a shower. Ophilum

1:01pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Understated says...

i'll get my parasail out, i wont need to walk to work!
i'll get my parasail out, i wont need to walk to work! Understated

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