HEAVY rain could bring flooding and travel disruption across Dorset, the Met Office has warned.

As much as 30 to 40mm of rainfall could be seen across the county on Thursday, November 16.

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

It will be in force from 12am until 6pm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “A spell of rain, heavy at times, will move east across southern parts of England and the south of Wales during Thursday. 10-20 mm of rain falling widely with 30-40 mm possible near the south coast of England and over east facing hills.

“Strong winds, gusting 50 mph near coasts, will accompany the rain, with a small chance of gusts reaching 60 mph for the Isles of Scilly and west of Cornwall.”

The Met Office says spray and flooding on the roads could make journey times longer, with train journeys also affected.

Flooding of some homes and businesses is also possible.

Some interruption to power supplies could also occur.

According to the Met Office forecast, heavy rain is expected between 1am and 12pm.