A WARNING of heavy rain and potential flooding has been issued for Dorset this afternoon and evening.

The Met Office has announced a yellow warning for rain from 4pm to 11.59pm on Wednesday, December 18. Forecasters are saying heavy rain is likely to cause some problems for travel, as well as flooding in a few places.

They advise that spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times by car and bus longer.

Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely.

The Met Office have also said flooding is likely in the New Forest between Thursday and Sunday