Severe weather warning for London ahead of heavy rain

THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain across the south of England this week, including London. 

Forecasters are warning that heavy rain showers may lead to travel disruption and flooding in places.

The weather warning is in place from midnight on Wednesday until 3am on Thursday. 

It comes after flooding in the past week which caused disruptions on roads and railways and flooded some homes across the country.

This Is Local London: The warning covers the whole of Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday morningThe warning covers the whole of Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday morning

What to expect

  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely

It follows “hazardous” conditions and forecasts of snow last week, which caused problems for the ambulance service in Yorkshire, which struggled to keep up with the high demand, while Covid vaccinations were also affected.

Mark Millins, of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said the bad weather was having a “severe impact” on its operations and urged people to “take extra care” when out walking or driving.

The deepest snow on Thursday was in Bingley, West Yorkshire, and Strathallan in Perth, Scotland, both of which recorded 11cm.

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