THUNDERSTORMS are heading to Dorset, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole, along with the rest of Dorset.

The warning will be in force from 5am until 12noon on Tuesday, November 14.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Sudden, torrential downpours will bring 15-20 mm of rain in a short period of time.

"Showers will likely be accompanied by thunder and lightning. Gusts of winds to 40-50 mph are also likely, as is hail. The last of the showers should clear into the North Sea late Tuesday morning.”

In terms of what to expect, the Met Office said there could be damage to a few buildings and structures due to lightning strikes or gusty winds.

Driving conditions could also be made difficult due to spray, standing water, and/or hail.

Delays to train services and plane journeys are also possible.

Power cuts could also occur.

According to the Met Office forecast, heavy rain is expected between 6am and 8am with light rain at 9am.

Sunny spells are forecast for the remainder of the day.