Heavy rain warning in Dorset today

 Monday, December 19, 2022 


Heavy rain is set to hammer parts of Dorset today as rail passengers are warned of disruption.

The Met Office have issued a warning for heavy rain across the county on Monday, with a weather warning in place until Tuesday at 6am.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said that the periods of rain will become persistent and at times heavy across parts of southern England and south Wales late Sunday, lasting through Monday, before clearing early Tuesday.

“For the area across southern England, 25-50 mm of rain will fall widely, but the highest rainfall totals are likely to be across the higher ground of Sussex and Dorset, where locally 50-80 mm of rain may fall.

“Across Dartmoor, especially south-facing high ground, totals may locally exceed 130 mm.

“For the area across south Wales, 35-50 mm of rain may fall widely, with 70-90 mm possible over south-facing high ground.”

A flood warning has already been issued for the River Brit in Beaminster, west Dorset.

South Western Railway has warned train services across the network may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

A number of trains will also be travelling at reduced speeds, including the Southampton to Weymouth route, where delays of up to 20 minutes are expected.

Disruption is expected to continue until midday on Monday.

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