A second flood alert has been issued for areas of west Dorset. 

The Environment Agency issued the alert over possible flooding of rivers and streams following prolonged showers.

It reads: "Due to overnight rainfall the River Char has responded and water levels are rising.

"The showers have quickly moved through the area and we are expecting the river levels to peak this morning."

It follows a warning issued yesterday over possible flooding at West Bay Harbour. 

The alerts remain in force for two hours after high tide, set for 6am today (November 4) and 6.30pm this evening.

High tides are forecast to cause waves overtopping sea defences and sea spray at the harbour throughout the period between 5.45am and 7.30am and again between 6pm and 8pm.

The Environment Agency said: “People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and reissue this alert for any subsequent tides if required.”