Several people have had to be rescued from their cars across the county due to flooding.

The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue service has been "very busy" responding to calls from people trapped in flood water.

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Heavy rainfall last night caused the Nadder River to burst its banks, leaving many roads and bridges flooded and impassable.

The area of low pressure was named by Météo-France as 'Storm Aurore'.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for the whole of South England yesterday evening, with at least 40mm of rainfall was forecast overnight.

Early this afternoon, the service rescued a woman from her car in flood water at Sutton Mandeville.

The first flooding incident the service attended was at around 9pm last night.

Crews from Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton rescued two people from two vehicles stuck in flood water on the A30 at Brook Hill, Donhead St Andrew.

About an hour later, a call came in from a lady stuck in her car at Semley.

Fire crews attended the scene from Shaftesbury, Wincanton, Tisbury and Sturminster Newton.

A while later, teams from Shaftesbury and Tisbury were called back to same location to rescue three people from their vehicle, too.

After 10pm, multiple calls came in from Donhead St Andrew and Berwick St John for properties that had been flooded.

The service says it didn’t attend as the service cannot pump flood water out while it’s still raining, and so either advice was given or an officer visited.

Technical rescue teams from Poole and Weymouth attended a property in Donhead St Andrew needing their assistance to make the house safe.

At 5:45am, a Tisbury crew went to a car stuck in flood water at Station Road, Tisbury, but the two people had managed to get out on their own.

A few hours later, crews from Wincanton and Shaftesbury attended Jobbers Lane, Tisbury for person stuck in a van in flood water.

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