UK weather: Met Office warns of MASSIVE rains on Friday – which areas are under alert?

While some of the UK will escape the worst of the weather, a good portion of the southwest is set for hammering rain. Friday will be the worst of it, with the Met Office issuing a yellow warning. Read on for a breakdown of everything you need to know.

What time is the warning in place?

The rain warning will be in place between 2pm and 11pm on Friday, June 7.

What can you expect?

The Met Office is warning of prolonged and possibly thundery showers.

A few places may see 20mm rain falling within an hour and some spots may receive around 30 mm rain in a couple of hours.

The Met Office said that “flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely”.

It added: “Some interruption to power supplies and other services is likely

Travel is likely to be affected too, with bus and train services likely to be delayed, as well as spray and flooding on roads.

Which areas have a warning in place?

• East Midlands: Northamptonshire

• East of England: Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Luton

• London & South East England: Bracknell Forest, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading,    Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham

• South West England: Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Poole, Somerset, South                  Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire

• Wales: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr, Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan,

• West Midlands: Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire

If you live in any of the affected areas, you should keep an eye on the Met Office forecast HERE.

There are also plenty of tips and advice on how to keep your home safe in a flood HERE and how to travel safely HERE.

By Saturday, the worst of the rain will have cleared, but gales and rain are still possible in the south.

Sunshine and scattered showers will dominate on Sunday and Monday, with possible thunder too.

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