A wet weekend?

Simon Parkin tells us how the weather is looking for the weekend

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Met Office warn heavy rain will hit the South

There is a yellow weather warning for the South of England Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for South East and London and warn people to expect heavy rain and thunderstorms.

People across the South have been told to expect localised flooding and surface water could lead to difficult driving conditions.

The Met Office have also issued hail and lightning warnings locally.

The showers are likely to break out across Southern England early on Tuesday afternoon and finish on Tuesday evening.

Today's weather: brighter with sunshine

Today:Cloud and showery rain in the east soon clearing then a much brighter day in prospect with some sunny spells but still a few heavy showers around, mainly near Channel coasts. Still breezy. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:Mostly dry at first, but cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, spreading across the region for a time followed by a few heavy and blustery showers. Becoming windy. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Friday:Some sunny spells but also occasional heavy and blustery showers, and becoming very windy again. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Saturday, less windy, but with some rain or showers. Dry at first on Sunday but becoming wet and very windy later. Very windy Monday with blustery showers.

– Outlook for Saturday to Monday

Rain and winds set to return tomorrow

A list from the Environment Agency detailing areas with a low risk of flooding Credit: Evironment Agency

The Met Office has issued another severe weather warning for tomorrow after the region has just recovered from the turbulent conditions earlier this week.

They predict that gale-force winds up to 70mph will hit southern England and will disrupt transport across the region.

Heavy rain is expected in the morning, with further wind and rain arriving on Tuesday.

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Met Office stats: Wettest year for a century in England

1036mm of rain fell in the South of England in 2012. That is 130% of the average rainfall for the years between 1981 and 2010, meaning rainfall was 30% higher than the average for 1981 - 2010.

In the South East of England there was 999.7mm, 127% of the average level of rainfall for the years between 1981 and 2010, meaning rainfall was 27% higher than the average for 1981 - 2010.

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