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- Amber warning for today includes heavy, thundery showers, thunderstorms, possibility of some torrential downpours with frequent lightning, large hail and locally strong gusts.
- Met Office says significant flooding is possible and the public should be prepared for the risk of disruption from any of these elements.
- Events today include fundraising event for Help for Heroes, Holdenhurst Village scarecrow festival and the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival.
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Daniel Cunningham took these photos in the early hours of this morning in the Moordown area facing towards Bournemouth Airport
Delivering on the Parade in #Swanage and the lovely sunshine is back #Dorset #viewfromthevan http://t.co/VkUfxlK99e— @viewfromthevan 19 July 2014
Half-time: @DorchTownFC 0-8 Cherries. #afcb— @afcbournemouth 19 July 2014
The Cherries are playing Dorchester Town today. And they're flying.
28: GOAL! Yann Kermorgant scores his second & #afcb's fifth from the penalty spot. 0-5.— @afcbournemouth 19 July 2014
Despite muggy and potentially storm harboring weather, the beach seems to be busy enough! http://t.co/wo1sBBcuVl— @EchoJon 19 July 2014
The warning is still in place from the Met Office, but it looks like we may avoid the worst of the thunderstorms today! The sun is out in Bournemouth and looks to stay that way for Poole and Christchurch as well.
There could be some showers in Purbeck and west of the county, but otherwise it looks to be a nice day.
But the forecast could be wrong.
This picture of lightning from Ed Holbrook is a stunner!
It was taken at 2.30am this morning looking over to Bournemouth.
Here's some video from Kings Park Road street party earlier today.
The fire engine wasn't on a shout at the time and the duty mechanic has been sent to help out.
A31 eastbound at Bere Regis is partially blocked due to broken down fire engine between A35 (Shell roundabout) and Marsh Lane (Red Post crossroads).
Many of Dorset's roads have deep standing water. Be prepared!— @DorsetTransport 19 July 2014
@Bournemouthecho Some people risking Bournemouth Beach today... http://t.co/0DPhfGVvdM— @owencallum 19 July 2014
The scarecrow wedding at Holdenhurst Village annual summer fair and scarecrow festival. @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/1eTtlqhAKp— @CorinDailyEcho 19 July 2014
Holdenhurst Village annual summer fair and scarecrow festival. @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/i4s2mfzZxy— @CorinDailyEcho 19 July 2014
Check out the Kings Park Road Party in Boscombe. Dalek, steam and food!!! http://t.co/4DQ5lvADYe— @EchoJon 19 July 2014
Watch out... Dalek about! At the Kings Park Road party in Boscombe! http://t.co/e2ctmf5Dv9— @EchoJon 19 July 2014
Warning: Severe storms now in Channel heading for Devon / Dorset border area about 2.30pm. More for IOW / Hants 3.30pm— @4cast4u 19 July 2014
@Bournemouthecho apparently the cross on top of St Mary's, Fordingbridge got hit last night and smashed to the ground— @mikebossphoto 19 July 2014
RT @73cath: @Bournemouthecho huge hailstorm in Sturminster Marshall - black sky & hail the size of grapes!!— @BereMarshFarm 19 July 2014
Principal Terry Conaghan giving talks at the Parkfield School Summer Fair and open day. @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/nIMVlJLWDg— @CorinDailyEcho 19 July 2014
RT @MarcPugh7: Slept through the storm... Woke up to a pile of essentials the mrs had made incase of an emergency evacuation 😂Seriously, wa…— @leeseal31 19 July 2014
Cllr Xena Dion with friends of Poole Park backs the Bid! http://t.co/UwF6aIsMK1— @EchoJon 19 July 2014
RT @tomodowden: @Bournemouthecho looks like we have some thunder and lightning on the way http://t.co/NKq5kpEeMu— @Bournemouthecho 19 July 2014
Ed Holbrook sent in these photos taken at 2.30am looking towards Bournemouth from a viewpoint along the B3351, New Road
Laura Stephens, 17, sent in this photo of a lightning storm over Parkstone at 1.30am this morning
Motorists should be aware of a lot of surface water on the A352 between Wool and Sandford this morning
#lightning #bournemouth @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/dhjXN7tVLj— @Jake_afcb 19 July 2014
Due to the adverse weather forecast for the weekend, our welfare vans are on stand-by to provide hot drinks & mobile charging facilities.— @southernelecPD 19 July 2014
This flooding has just cropped up on our traffic feed - click here for more details
The A350 Blandford Forum is just passable due to flooding on A350 both ways between A354 (Blandford Forum) and A35 / B3068 Blandford Road North (Poole). Flooding very heavy in patches.
First bike marking of the day is underway! We are here at Upton offering this service for free for today only. #CRR http://t.co/PoCKjTPfS7— @PooleWestPolice 19 July 2014
There are flood alerts, issued by the Environment Agency for the Corfe Castle and Swanage areas and the tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton.
Regarding Corfe Castle and Swanage, the Environment Agency said: "Up to 25 mm of rainfall has fallen overnight. No significant river response has been observed. A further 25 mm of rainfall is forecast throughout the day. However, there is still considerable uncertainty regarding the location and timing of the heaviest rainfall and low probability accumulations of 30 to 40 mm in 1 to 2 hours, and 60 to 80 mm locally in 3 to 6 hours could occur.
"Confidence in these high totals is low due to the variability of this sort of weather and rainfall. With this intense rainfall there is the possibility of surface water flooding, and fluvial flooding in smaller, more rapid responding catchments."
There have been around 22,084 lightning strikes across UK & Ireland between 1am and 9.51am! More to come as well... http://t.co/KtnlRHW357— @liamdutton 19 July 2014
Lightning over #Dorset tonight #igersdorset #skyviewers http://t.co/Lqcf5zduiL— @ShapeThePlace 19 July 2014
@Bournemouthecho storms rolling around the lulworth area at the moment. Lots of thunder— @FunkyColdJimina 19 July 2014
Lots of flooding and surface water on the A350 between #Poole & #Blandford #SolentTravel #Dorset #viewfromthevan http://t.co/nwgqARtdSg— @viewfromthevan 19 July 2014
Here are some shots of last night's lightnign from Stephen Horey
A forecast for Bournemouth is here
But the weather warning is still in place.
Here is that amber warning again from the Met Office.
"Several areas of heavy, thundery showers will develop over England and Wales from Friday night before moving northwards during Saturday. Not everywhere within the warning area will see thunderstorms, and indeed some spells of warm sunshine are expected at times, but where thunderstorms do form, some torrential downpours are likely with frequent lightning, large hail and locally strong gusts.
"Significant flooding is possible where these do occur from surface water as well as from small, fast-responding watercourses. The public should be prepared for the risk of disruption from any of these elements."
We'll start with a weather update -
Both Dorset Fire and Rescue and Dorset Police say they weren't called to any weather/flooding related incidents overnight.
Welcome to the weekend everyone. Although today might be a bit of a washout weather-wise, there is still plenty happening across Dorset to keep you entertained.