BBC Weather: Heavy showers forecast with risk of flooding

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across southern and eastern England for rain as low pressure moves across the UK today. London, Brighton, Peterborough and Norwich are all engulfed in the warning which lasts until 9pm this evening.

The warning reads: “An area of rain, heavy in places, is expected to move northeastwards across parts of southern and eastern England, with thunder in a few places.

“15-25 mm of rain is likely quite widely with some spots seeing around 40 mm in a few hours.

“The rain should ease later in the day, before mostly clearing after dusk.”

It warns of potential flooding and dodgy driving conditions in the affected areas.

Flooding of homes and businesses is possible as the day goes on, as well as potential disruption to public transport services.

The Flood Warning Service currently has no warnings out, but will update this report as the day goes on.

The warning was updated in the last hour as the wet weather is expected to clear earlier than originally thought.

The updated warning reads: “Warning area pulled southeastwards (removed from parts of northern and western England but extended to more of the south and southeast).

“Suggested impacts reduced to reflect the lower rainfall amounts , which are now expected. Clearance time brought forward.”

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