- West Country (E)
Emergency Services are making plans for a bout of severe weather expected to hit Dorset at 4pm this afternoon.
The worst of the weather, which is coming from the west, will bring very high winds and localised flooding and will last until after 9pm this evening, calming down further by midnight.
Emergency services are prepared for the weather with ambulance crews, fire and rescue crews and police on standby to deal with potential victims.
A family from Melksham on holiday in Gloucestershire over Christmas had to be rescued from their cottage after being marooned by the floods.
Tyntesfield Estate in North Somerset has been forced to close after the visitor centre was flooded.
RNLI volunteers are on stand by as the region braces itself for more rain. Winds of up to 70mph are also expected.