‘Danger to life’ torrential rain warning issued by Met Office for today

A danger to life weather warning has been issued by the Met Office as heavy rain is forecast for later today.

The yellow weather warning is valid from 10am to 6pm today across southeast England.

The heavy rain could lead to some flooding and travel disruption, with up to 30mm of rainfall expected in some parts of the southeast.

The Met Office has said flooding and local travel disruption possible.

"Rain will become persistent, with some heavy bursts at times," The Met Office said.

"Ten to 20mm rain is likely to fall widely, with up to 30mm in a few places.

"Given saturated ground, this may lead to some localised flooding.

"The rain will slowly clear from the west later this afternoon and early evening."

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The Met Office has said that bus and train services will "probably be affected" with journey times expected to take longer than usual due to spray and flooding on the roads.

The Met Office has included the following areas in its warning: Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Portsmouth, Southampton, Surrey, West Sussex, Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole and Wiltshire.

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It comes as the UK is set to be hit with an icy snap this week, which could even bring snow in some regions.

Several flood warnings have been in place over the last few days following on from the 'wettest February on record'.

Last month's bad weather left hundreds of homes underwater after storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge battered the UK.

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