YELLOW WARNING OF RAIN

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning of rain.

Issued at:
1307 on Wed 14 Jan 2015
Valid from:
1800 on Wed 14 Jan 2015
Valid to:
0800 on Thu 15 Jan 2015

2015-1-14

Warning text:
A deepening area of low pressure is expected to move northeast passing close to northwest Britain on Thursday. A spell of heavy rainfall is expected across many parts of Wales, western and southern England in association with this system, lasting from Wednesday evening in the west, before clearing southeast England on Thursday morning, after which clearer, colder weather is expected to follow.

The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel due to standing water and spray, as well as localised flooding.

Chief forecaster assessment:
The deep low pressure will sweep an active frontal system across England and Wales later on Wednesday, clearing eastwards during Thursday morning. This system has the potential to produce 20-30 mm of rainfall quite widely within the warning area, with up to around 50 mm possible over hills in the west. Given the wet ground, these rainfall amounts may lead to localised, mostly minor flooding issues.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/