Yellow Warning of Rain

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of Rain


Issued at: 1110 on Wed 26 Aug 2015
Valid from: 1115 on Wed 26 Aug 2015
Valid to: 1800 on Wed 26 Aug 2015

Warning Text:
Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, will become confined to parts of southeast England and East Anglia by this afternoon.

In view of much of the warning area having seen wet weather over recent days be aware that this further rain may cause minor surface water flooding and perhaps local disruption to transport. Additionally strong winds will affect the warning area, especially southern coastal areas.

This is a further update to trim the warning eastwards as the heaviest rain clears central parts of southern England.

Chief Forecasters Assessment:
Complex frontal systems containing very moist, mild air, and which have brought some heavy rain to parts of southern and southwestern UK overnight and this morning will continue to clear eastwards through the course of this afternoon, finally clearing the far southeast of England during the very late afternoon or early evening. These frontal systems could bring a further 15-30 mm of rain to some parts this afternoon, and a few spots might see around 40 mm. Strong and gusty winds are accompanying this rain. Inland gusts are likely to be into the 30s or 40s of mph at times and in coastal areas, especially on the south coast, gusts will be higher and reach the 50s of mph in the most exposed spots.