THE Met Office is warning of heavy rain across Dorset today.

A weather warning has been issued for the county and will be in force between 8am and 10pm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Rain is expected to become widespread and heavy at times during Friday.

“Heavy rain may also coincide with peak travel times during the afternoon and early evening leading to difficult driving conditions on major routes.

“The heaviest rain is most likely over high ground, where some places may see 60-80mm.

“Strong winds are also expected with 30-40mph gusts likely around exposed coasts and hills.”

People are being warned to expect spray and flooding on roads and possible flooding in properties.