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A yellow weather warning is in place in the majority of England and Wales until Tuesday evening as spells of rain are expected to affect travel.

The Met Office has said parts of southwest and southern England, south Wales and possibly the Midlands will experience the most rain on Monday evening and overnight.

The areas likely to get the most drenched on Tuesday aren’t as clear, the Met Office added, but it’s more likely across parts of Wales, the Midlands, and towards eastern England and Yorkshire.

The worst of the rain should clear southwestern areas of England and south Wales by around midday on Tuesday, it said, but could last into the evening across the northeast of the warning area.

The yellow rain warning is in place until 9pm on Tuesday.

The yellow weather warning covers much of England and Wales. Pic: Met Office
The yellow weather warning covers much of England and Wales. Pic: Met Office

It means that spray and flooding on roads are likely to lead to prolonged journeys, along with bus and train services possibly facing delays.

“Over the warning period, 15 to 30mm rain is likely to fall fairly widely, with a few places seeing 35 to 50mm,” the Met Office said.

It also warns of some homes and businesses being at risk of flooding.

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Met Office meteorologist Jonathan Vautrey said: “At the moment it does look like a lot of that rain will push across the vast majority of England and Wales, turning widely wet once again throughout Tuesday.

“Parts of southeastern, eastern Scotland should hold on to some slightly brighter periods for the bank holiday but it is going to be very wet and windy once again for the Northern Isles, Orkney and Shetland.”

These are all the areas where the rain warning is in place:

  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • London and South East England
  • North West England
  • South West England
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire and Humber
People run for cover in Trafalgar Square as torrential rain falls. Pic: iStock
People run for cover due to heavy rain in London. Pic: iStock

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This notice was published: 2024-01-01 17:51:00

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