A weather warning has been issued ahead of heavy rain which is expected to hit part of Dorset. 

The Met Office has released the yellow 'be aware' warning for the south west, which will stay in place from 00.15am until 12pm tomorrow (7).

A Met Office forecaster has warned the heavy rain will develop over parts of south Wales and south west England into the early hours of tomorrow, easing later on in the morning.

15-25 mm of rain is expected widely with totals of 40-60 mm over some hills exposed to strong southerly winds.

There could be "intense bursts of rain" as well as autumn leaf fall blocking drains.

Residents are urged to be aware that bus and train services could be affected and journey times might take longer. Spray and flooding on roads is also likely to lengthen travel times.