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Dorset Floods: Parts of Dorset could escape severe weekend flooding

By This is Dorset  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

  • The Met Office's weather warning for Saturday

  • The Met Office's weather warning for Sunday

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Parts of Dorset could escape further flooding after The Met Office altered its severe weather warning.

A yellow weather warning has been upgraded to amber in some areas tomorrow - but Dorset will only be hit with yellow warnings.

Sunday's yellow weather warning will affect parts of West and North Dorset - but coastal areas should escape much of the heavy rain.

However, areas that do see heavy rain could suffer from flooding.

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A Met Office spokesperson said: "Further persistent rain will spread across the area on Saturday, turning heavy at times, especially later.

"Given the existing levels of saturation, the public should be prepared for localised flooding."

Tomorrow's wet weather is expected to last for most of the day where around 30mm to 40mm is predicted to fall.

A weather warning has been issued for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset for Monday, but Dorset should escape any further heavy downpours.

The Environment Agency are still warning that river flooding is a real possibility this weekend.

River levels are still high across Dorset, with flood warnings still in place on The River Stour and Lower Frome.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: "Rain will return to all parts of the country on Saturday with the heaviest and most persistent rain in western England and parts of Wales.

"River flooding is likely with the possibility of significant disruption.

"Emergency teams from the Environment Agency have been working through the night to shore up defences, monitor river levels, clear blockages from watercourses and pump out flood water from towns."

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