A WEATHER warning has been issued for parts of Purbeck and Dorset.

The yellow alert for heavy rain comes into force at 7pm tonight.

It is valid until 7am tomorrow morning.

Heavy rain may lead to some surface water flooding and travel disruption.

The Environment Agency has said there is a "possibility of flooding for the Corfe Castle and Swanage areas."

The Met Office has said up to 35mm of rainfall could be seen.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Areas of rain becoming heavier for a time during Wednesday evening and the early hours of Thursday, easing towards morning.

"The rain will be accompanied by strong easterly winds, particularly along the English Channel coast. 15-35 mm of rain falling widely with 40-60 mm possible in parts of South Devon and Dartmoor.”

A number of flood alerts have also been issued including for the east coast of Dorset and Purbeck rivers and streams.

The Environment Agency said: "Sea spray overtopping is forecast at Swanage as a result of spring tides and strong winds."

High tide is due at 10.15pm tonight. The forecast tide level is 0.98 m AOD.

Swanage and Wareham Voice:

Of the warning for Purbeck rivers and streams, the Environment Agency said: "River levels are forecast to rise on the Swan Brook as a result of persistent overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low-lying roads and land is possible overnight tonight 30/10/19.

"We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Corfe Castle and Swanage areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment consider installing it now."