Dorchester

10-day forecast

Last Updated 15:06

Sunrise 07:38

Sunset 17:10

Day overview

Today

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High 10°C 50°F Low C 39°F

Heavy Rain

Wind speed 30 mph 48 km/h Southerly

Environmental forecast

  • UV Low
  • Pollution Low

Hourly forecast

South West England

Today

A very unsettled day with frequent outbreaks of persistent, occasionally heavy rain which may cause some flooding. Strong winds are also expected, with gales or severe gales, particularly over high ground and on southern coasts.

Tonight

Rain will gradually clear away to the east, and there will be occasional clear spells, although some light showers will continue. Gales easing, but winds still remaining fairly strong.

Met Office warnings issued for Dorset

  1. Active

    Yellow warning of rain

    Updated 5 February at 10:41
    From:
    0600 on Sat 6 February
    To:
    2200 on Sat 6 February

    A spell of persistent rain, heavy at times, accompanied by windy conditions, is expected to affect parts of southern and southwestern England and parts of south Wales from the early hours of Saturday onwards into Saturday late afternoon or evening.

    20-30 mm of rain is expected quite widely across the warning area with 50-70 mm on south-facing slopes. Higher ground in southern parts of Devon and Somerset are likely to see the highest totals with locally in excess of 80 mm possible over parts of Dartmoor. In addition, southerly gales or severe gales are expected with gusts of 40-50 mph inland and locally 65 mph over higher ground and south-facing coasts.As this rain will be falling on near-saturated ground, please be aware of the risk of localised flooding and perhaps some disruption to travel.

  2. Active

    Yellow warning of wind

    Updated 6 February at 08:44
    From:
    1100 on Sat 6 February
    To:
    2345 on Sat 6 February

    Southerly winds with strengthen this morning across southern and then many eastern and central parts of England with gales developing, which are likely to be severe at times along English Channel coasts. Winds should steadily decrease from the west this evening.

    Please be aware of possible disruption to travel.

  3. Yellow early warning of wind

    Updated 6 February at 09:42
    From:
    0300 on Mon 8 February
    To:
    1800 on Mon 8 February

    An area of very strong winds is likely across parts of southwest and southern England, in particular the coasts of Cornwall, as well as south Wales on Monday morning before winds gradually ease during the afternoon and evening.

    Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible, particularly in association with heavy showers running across the area, with 80 mph gusts possible in exposed coastal districts. Some very large waves are also likely along the north coast of Cornwall in particular.Please be aware of the potential for disruption to travel as well as localised damage to structures and interruption of power supplies.

    This is an update to the alert issued on Friday to broaden the area affected by the strong winds into south Wales, the Bristol Channel and further along the south coast. This also moves into the medium impact column.

Key

  • Yellow:
    Be aware
  • Amber:
    Be prepared
  • Red:
    Take action
  • Rain
  • Wind
  • Snow
  • Ice
  • Fog

Issued by the Met Office