Heavy rain is set to hit west Dorset as a weather warning is put in place.

A yellow weather warning for rain has been implemented across much of the southwest from 6pm today.

Between 20mm and 40mm of rain is expected to fall until 3am tomorrow, with as much as 60mm to 70mm possible in some areas

Travel is expected to be impacted with journey times taking longer and additional spray and flooding on the roads.

The Met Office have also warned that there may be some interruption to power supplies and other services.                                                                                                     

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “After a generally cloudy day with showers, more persistent rain will push north this evening and overnight. Rain will be persistent and heavy at times, particularly so for hills, moors and headlands exposed to brisk winds.

“Most of the warning area will see 20-40 mm of rain, with as much as 60-70 mm possible for some areas, for example Dartmoor and Exmoor. Rain should ease from the south during the night, clearing to scattered showers by morning.”