Dorset is on flood alert after thunderstorms boomed overhead and heavy rain lashed the county - with more to come.

There's warnings of flash flooding after an early hours storm with the possibility of more wild weather over the next 24 hours.

Residents were woken by cracks of thunder and torrential rain today.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms is in place until 5am Monday.

Drivers are being warned to take care on the roads - huge puddles have formed on roads including on the A35 between Bridport and Dorchester near the turning to Long Bredy where police are in attendance (below).

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

Picture: Graham Hunt Photography

A Met Office spokesperson said: “A band of heavy rain will move northwards through Sunday morning, followed by scattered heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon.

“Further heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible during Sunday evening and night."