Met Office issues fresh yellow weather warnings as parts of UK to be battered by heavy rain and floods

Heavy rain has been forecast (PA)
Heavy rain has been forecast (PA)

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with large parts of England set to be hit by heavy rain on Saturday evening.

Forecasters say roads are likely to be affected while there is a chance of power cuts and disruption to mobile phone services.

The warning is in place from 7pm on Saturday until midday on Sunday.

It covers from Newcastle and its surrounding areas at the northern peak down to East Anglia at its south, along England's east coast.

Another yellow warning is in place for Cornwall, Devon and Somerset for 12 hours from 6pm on Saturday to 6am on Sunday.

However, London has just missed the yellow warning.

The news will be a relief on the back of flood warnings for areas around the Lea and Thames while low-lying areas such as Hackney Wick have already been flooded this year.

“Spells of rain [will lead] to some flooding and disruption to travel,” the Met Office has said for the north eastern alert.

For the south west, it added: “Heavy showers may lead to some surface water flooding and disruption to travel.”

For both cases flooding may be possible, while spray could make journey times longer and lead to delays or cancellations on public transport.

There are currently no further warnings for later in the week.