WE’VE had heavy rain, but strong winds are set to hit Dorset next.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the county on Friday.

The warning will be in force from 4am on Friday morning until 6pm the same day.

Wind gusts could reach between 45 to 50mph with some travel disruption expected.

The Met Office warns some delays are likely with some short-term loss of power and other services possible.

The warning says: “It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves.”

It continues: “Some damage to trees with debris on roads are possible given the time of year.”

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Strong southwesterly winds are expected to develop across much of England, Wales and southern Scotland during Friday.

“Wind gusts of 45-50 mph are expected fairly widely inland with gusts of 55-60 mph possible around coasts and over hills. Winds are then expected to gradually ease during late afternoon and evening.”

Wimborne-based weather enthusiast WessexWeather said Dorset has experienced its wettest day in 2020 so far today

He recorded 32.2mm of rainfall by 12.30pm from his weather station.

The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain which was in force between 3am and 12noon.