Yellow weather warning for heavy rain for this weekend, could lead to some flooding

Weather warning for Rain Credit: Met Office

Updated Rain Warning

Further heavy rain expected on Friday night and Saturday morning, perhaps leading to some disruption from flooding

Valid midnight Saturday 3rd October until 10am


What to expect

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings

  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life

  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services

  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads

  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

The Details

Following Friday's rainfall a further area of rain will push across the east and southeast of England overnight into Saturday before clearing westwards. 15-25 mm of rain is expected widely with some areas perhaps potentially seeing 30-50 mm.

Widespread parts of England will be affected by heavy prolonged rain tomorrow and into the weekend as Storm Alex comes in from France. While widespread flooding in communities is not expected, the Environment Agency is monitoring the situation closely and taking action to ensure it can respond effectively if we do see significant flood impacts

Environment Agency