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More flooding expected for Dorset as amber weather warning remains in place

By This is Dorset  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

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The Met Office has issued an Amber Weather Warning for Thursday

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The Met Office has issued another Amber Weather Warning for later om today - with flooding and strong winds set to hit Dorset.

Following today's flooding, another band of heavy rain will move over the region tomorrow with gusts between 50mph and 70mph likely to add to the disruption.

A statement from the Met Office said: "A spell of very wet and very windy weather is expected to move west to east across many parts of the UK during Thursday.

"Coming so soon after the heavy rain which fell in many places on Wednesday this is likely to provoke further issues with flooding.

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"Additionally, winds will gust to 50 and 60 mph in many places, and even 70 mph in some exposed western areas.

"In view of the wind and rain combination, the public should be prepared for transport disruption."

Residents in North and West Dorset have been hit with flooding and heavy downpours this morning.

This Is Dorset's live updates. have mapped what has happened across the county.

Disruption to traffic is set to continue tomorrow, with the Highways Agency warning drivers to be careful.

Highways Agency Operations Manager Heather Lang said: "Drivers are advised to plan their journeys before setting out, check the weather and traffic conditions, leave extra time for their journeys if travel conditions are poor.

"There are times during sudden and torrential downpours when standing water can collect on carriageways and residual water can result in very thick spray.

"Drivers should slow down in wet conditions and take extra care. Driving too quickly through water can cause aquaplaning and loss of control of your vehicle which can lead to accidents."

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