Severe Flood Warnings issued for Dorset and the New Forest

New Severe Flood Warnings issued for the region Credit: PA Images

As 80 mph winds and heavy rain batters the south tonight, new Severe Flood Warnings have been issued for parts of Dorset and the New Forest. The Environment issue their highest warning where there is a threat to life.

These areas are: Christchurch Harbour, West Bay Harbour, Chiswell, and Lymington.

It brings the total number of Severe Flood Warnings across the country to 24, including 14 along the River Thames in Berkshire and Surrey.

For more on the Severe Flood Warnings click here.

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