A CLEAR-UP following last week’s storms is underway across Dorset today but more unsettled weather is predicted this week.
The Met Office has yellow warnings for rain in place for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.
A spokesperson said: “Further spells of rain, heavy at times, and accompanied by strong winds are expected during Monday night and Tuesday.
“The public should be aware of the risk of further disruption due to flooding.”
The chief forecaster added: “Another area of low pressure and its associated fronts are likely to affect the UK during Monday night and Tuesday, bringing a further spell of heavy rain and strong winds, particularly to southern areas.
“There remains considerably uncertainty in the track and timing of this low pressure system, but 10 to 20 mm rainfall is likely quite widely, with over 30mm possible across parts of South Wales and southwest England.
“With ongoing flooding in some places, any further rain will only add to the problems. Very gusty winds may be an added hazard in places.”
Regarding the weather conditions on Wednesday and Thursday, the forecaster added: “Another Atlantic depression is expected to bring a spell of heavy rainfall and strong winds to parts of the UK later on Wednesday, perhaps lasting into Thursday.
“The track and intensity of the depression is currently very uncertain, meaning that confidence in rainfall amounts and distribution across the UK is low.
“However, southern and western parts of England and Wales look most likely to see further heavy rainfall. Falling soon after earlier widespread rainfall, the cumulative effects of these weather systems are likely to exacerbate the current flooding situation. This Alert will be updated over the coming days.”
This morning the Avon Causeway re-opened after a weekend closure due to high water levels, as well as Shore Road in Swanage, which has been closed since Wednesday due to high tides and stormy conditions.
Wareham South Causeway has also reopened with Borough of Poole working to clear the prom this morning.
Stapehill Road and Stony Lane in Burton both remain closed.
A large buoy washed up on Sandbanks beach was recovered this morning.