Amber weather warning remains in Dorset after night of heavy rain
Heavy rain and strong winds are likely to continue today as flood warnings across Dorset remain in place.
The Met Office has issued amber weather warnings for heavy rainfall across the region - which will stay in place until Tuesday.
Residents are being warned that following heavy rainfall on Sunday and this morning, there is an increased risk of both surface water and river flooding.
David Jordan, Director of Operations at The Environment Agency, said: "We are expecting flooding across the country into Monday and Tuesday. We strongly urge people to sign up to flood warnings, keep a close eye on local weather forecasts and be prepared for the possibility of flooding.
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"We also ask that people stay safe, by staying away from swollen rivers and not attempting to drive through floodwater.
"The Environment Agency already has teams out on the ground checking on flood defences and clearing any blockages in order to reduce the risk of flooding as much as possible."
Flood alerts were last night issued for rivers in West Dorset, Weymouth and The River Stour in North Dorset.