RAIN is likely to cause some disruption in Dorset over the weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the country, including Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and the rest of Dorset.

The warning will be in force from 2pm on Saturday until 3am on Sunday.

15-25 mm of rain is expected quite widely, with some places seeing up to 40-60 mm of rain, the Met Office said.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Rain is expected to develop across south Wales and southwest England during Saturday afternoon, moving slowly east to clear most areas early on Sunday morning.

“Although the most persistent rain is expected over hills, periods of heavy rain are expected almost anywhere.

“15-25 mm is expected quite widely, with some places seeing 40-60 mm of rain, particularly over hills in south Wales and southwest England.

“Strong winds will accompany the rain, with gusts of 45-55 mph over hills and around coasts.”

The Met Office says to expect:

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer.
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer.
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible.