Flooding could occur as heavy rain arrives tonight and continues until Sunday afternoon, the Met Office has said. Train and bus services are likely to be delayed as journey times increase.
Saturday 10 February 2024 12:13, UK
Large parts of England could face travel disruption and some flooding as heavy rain hits later today, the Met Office has said.
The forecaster has issued a yellow weather warning for rain which covers from Newcastle and its surrounding areas down to East Anglia, along England's east coast. This comes into force at 7pm, when persistent and at times heavy rain is due to begin.
It is expected to clear in East Anglia by dawn tomorrow, and in northeast England by early afternoon. The weather warning lasts until 12pm on Sunday.
Another fresh yellow warning for rain, which comes into effect at 6pm, covers much of Cornwall, as well as parts of Devon and Somerset. That warning lasts until 6am tomorrow morning.
Under the warnings, people are urged to be aware that flooding of homes and businesses is possible, while disruption on the roads and public transport is likely.
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Flooding is predicted as a lot of ground is still waterlogged following recent bouts of wet weather and snow.
A total of 76 flood warnings and 275 lower level flood alerts are currently in place for England.
Dozens of schools in northern England and north Wales closed earlier this week as snow blanketed parts of the UK.
It settled particularly quickly in Derbyshire, Yorkshireparts of which are also covered by today's weather warningsand Wrexham in north Wales.
This past five months have seen 10 named storms hit the UK and the latestStorm Jocelynleft some train operators cancelling all services in the final week of January.
Storm Jocelyn arrived just one day after Storm Isha brought winds of up to 100mph and flooding.
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Two people died as Isha battered the country.
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