Today’s dry skies and bright sunshine are set to disappear by Wednesday as the Met Office issues yet another severe weather warning, this time for rain.
The yellow be aware warning is in force from 3am to 6pm on Wednesday, with as much as 4cm of rain due to fall in places, moving southeastwards across southern England, which will also see southwesterly gales.
The Met Office is warning that localised flooding is possible, and with it disruption to travel and difficult driving conditions.
An area of rain will move southeastwards across southern England during Wednesday. Some locally heavy rainfall is possible and with this falling on saturated ground some localised flooding is possible. Southwesterly gales are likely along south coasts for a time.
The Met’s chief forecaster said: “A frontal zone will move southeastwards across southern England through Wednesday before clearing away later in the day.
“This will bring some persistent rain to many areas, and as it clears, some locally intense rainfall is possible. Accumulations of 20 mm are expected fairly widely with locally 40 mm possible in some spots, although some places will miss the worst of the rain.
“There remains some uncertainty regarding the timing of the heaviest rain and so this warning will be kept under review.”