HUNDREDS of households are affected by a power cut in Dorset. 

SSEN have said 24 postcodes in the Ferndown and West Moors area are suffering from a loss of power from an “unplanned outage”. 

According to SSEN’s website, the power cut was first reported at 1.09pm on Wednesday, December 27 and is estimated to be affecting 340 households. 

Workmen are currently on site doing repairs and it is expected it will be resolved by 5.30pm. 

SSEN said: ““All supplies are expected to be restored by 5.30pm this afternoon and SSEN thanks customers for their patience while its engineers work in challenging weather to repair and restore the section of network affected.”

The postcodes affected are: 

BH22 0HG 

BH22 0HZ 

BH22 0JE 

BH22 0JF 

BH22 0JG 

BH22 0JL 

BH22 0LG 

BH22 0LJ 

BH22 0LL 

BH22 0LN 

BH22 0LP 

BH22 0LQ 

BH22 0LT 

BH22 0LU 

BH22 0LW 

BH22 0LX 

BH22 0LY 

BH22 0NF 

BH22 0NP 

BH22 0QW 

BH22 9LD 

BH22 9PH 

BH22 9QE 

BH22 9TS 

The Met Office has issued an alert for strong winds with gusts set to reach up to 60mph.

A yellow alert will be in force from 3am until 6pm on Wednesday, December 27.

The Met Office said: “A spell of strong southwesterly winds are likely during Wednesday, initially affecting Cornwall in the west of the warning area before spreading eastwards through the course of the day.

"Gusts are likely to reach 50-60 mph fairly widely, with a risk of 65-70 mph across some exposed headlands. Disruption or delays to transport are possible.”