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Met Office issues storm warning for Dorset
12:02pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in Latest
THE MET OFFICE has issued a storm warning for Dorset on Monday.
A very intense low pressure system is forecast to run north-eastwards across the country early on Monday, bringing the potential for an exceptionally windy spell of weather for southern parts of the UK.
At the same time, persistent, heavy rain could cause some surface water flooding.
The area has been put on Amber alert.
A spokesman said: “At this early stage there is uncertainty about the timing, intensity and track of the low. However, the public should be prepared for the risk of falling trees as well as damage to buildings and other structures, bringing disruption to transport and power supplies.
“A strong, high-level jet is expected to engage warm low level air to give rise to a rapidly moving low pressure system later on Sunday.
This is expected to run north-eastwards, probably across England and Wales, with very strong winds on its southern and western flanks.
"There is the potential for gusts of over 80 mph, especially on exposed coasts, both in south-westerly winds ahead of the low and west to north-westerly winds behind it.”
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