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Yellow warning issued by Met Office for all of England and Wales this weekend

Parts of England and Wales are braced for heavy rain this weekend after the Met Office issued new yellow weather warnings.

Rain is expected across most areas in England and Wales across Saturday and Sunday, the Met Office has warned amid fears of possible flooding and potential travel disruption.

Forecasters say powers cuts are likely with bus and train services are likely to be impacted by surface water.

The warning comes into force from 3pm on Saturday and runs until 6pm on Sunday, the Met Office said.

A spokesperson for the forecaster added that “persistent and occasionally heavy rain” is expected to move from west to east, falling on “already saturated ground”.

“Rain will clear western areas early Sunday, whilst rate of clearance from east and southeast England is open to some uncertainty, but all areas should become dry by evening,” they added.

At the time of writing, nine flood warnings, meaning flooding is likely, and a 110 flood alerts had been issued.

The Environment Agency, which covers England, said: “Land, roads and some properties will flood and there will be travel disruption.”

Natural Resources Wales said: “Local flooding from surface water is probable, and local flooding from rivers is also possible, on Saturday and Sunday across Wales.

“Land, roads and some properties could flood and there could be travel disruption.”

Despite the rainfall this weekend, the Met Office said temperatures will remain mild while a drier period of weather is expected at the start of next week.

The new alerts follow 14 flood warnings and 110 flood alerts that were issued earlier this week, which were clustered around parts of the River Severn.

Just last week, the weather agency issued several amber warnings for snow and ice across Scotland, while the recent cold snap sent temperatures plummeting well below freezing and forced schools to close in rural northern areas of England and Wales.

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