Heavy rain could bring flooding to parts of UK on Wednesday

Heavy rain could bring flooding and travel disruption to parts of the UK on Wednesday.

A yellow rain warning is in place across south-west England and Wales from midnight until noon.

The Met Office has warned that homes and businesses could be flooded, with some interruption to power supplies and other services.

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Bus and train services may also be affected, leading to longer journey times.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said the rain will be a cause for concern “because the ground is saturated in places”.

“That is likely to cause some issues, so there is a warning in place,” he said.

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Temperatures will be mild across most of the country on Wednesday (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Temperatures will be mild at between 11C-13C across most of the country on Wednesday.

However, temperatures will then drop to between 7C-10C on Thursday as wind from the north Atlantic sweeps away the rain clouds.

Earlier in the week, the weather will be dry and fairly cloudy on Monday night, with a band of rain spreading south-eastwards through the day on Tuesday.