The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for Sunday across most of northern England and Wales, with travel disruption possible and major outdoor events affected.
The warning is in place from 10am on Sunday until 11pm, and covers the following areas:
- North West England
- North East England
- Yorkshire and Humber
- East Midlands
- West Midlands
The Met Office says that 20-30mm of rain is expected to fall widely, with places over higher ground seeing up to 50-70mm. This could lead to flooding, travel disruption, and power cuts.
The warning comes after a wet Saturday, with Wales and the west of England seeing substantial downpours.
The Met Office is urging people to be aware of the potential risks and to take appropriate action. This includes:
- Checking the weather forecast before you travel
- Driving to the conditions
- Avoiding using low-lying roads and bridges
- Staying safe if you are caught in a flood
Major outdoor events, such as the fourth Ashes Test in Manchester, are being closely monitored and may be affected by the rain.
The Met Office says that the rain will clear from the north-west of the UK on Sunday evening, but that there is still a chance of some showers in the south-east.