THE Met Office has issued a last-minute warning for wind in Dorset today.

Swanage and Wareham Voice:

Mudeford during today's storm. Image by Steve Hogan

The yellow warning, meaning low impact but likely, was published at around 10.10am and is in force between 10.30am until 8pm.

The chief forecaster for the Met Office said: "Despite the strongest of the winds associated with Storm Erik being across the north-west of the UK today, a swathe of strong south-westerly winds will bring gusts of 50-60 mph to southern counties of England, initially across south-west England, but then affecting areas further east this afternoon. Winds easing from the west through the afternoon and evening."