Met Office has issued a two-day yellow weather warning for rain in London, with possible disruption expected today.

The yellow weather warning for rain is in place for London and large parts of south east England from today (February 8) from 2am until 6am on Friday, lasting 28 hours.

According to the Met Office, periods of heavy rain have been forecast with the potential of disruption, particularly affecting transport and travel.

Today, rain is expected throughout the morning, clearing north by the afternoon.

The weather is expected to turn mild and breezy, with further heavy rain in some southern areas expected later during the day, with temperatures expected to reach highs of 12 degrees.

Here’s an hour by hour forecast for today:

  • 5am - Heavy rain
  • 6am - Heavy rain
  • 7am - Heavy rain
  • 8am - Heavy rain
  • 9am - Heavy rain
  • 10am - Heavy rain 
  • 11am - Heavy rain
  • 12pm - Heavy rain
  • 1pm - Heavy rain
  • 2pm - Light rain
  • 3pm - Light rain
  • 4pm - Light rain
  • 5pm - Light rain
  • 6pm - Light rain
  • 7pm - Heavy rain
  • 8pm - Heavy rain
  • 9pm - Heavy rain
  • 10pm - Heavy rain
  • 11pm - Heavy rain

The Met Office forecast in full:

Rain through the morning, gradually clearing north by the afternoon.

Turning milder and breezy again, with only limited brighter spells. Further heavy rain into southern parts later.

Maximum temperature 12 °C.

What to expect?

Met Office has warned of potential flooding to homes and businesses, with people being advised to check if properties are at risk of flooding.

Travel may be affected during tomorrow’s wet weather, with bus and train services likely to be affected, and commuters are advised to check before travelling.

Spray and flooding on roads is also predicted tomorrow, which may affect drivers’ journeys, with advice being issued to check roads before travelling.