Most Brits to be lashed with heavy rain in 18-hour weather warning

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Brits are in store for wet and wild weather in an 18-hour weather warning from the Met Office.

The heavy downpours are likely to sweep across the UK, with large parts of England most affected.

Millions of Britons may see flooding and travel chaos in the weather alert, which is in place from 6am today until midnight on Tuesday.

According to the Met Office forecast, some communities may be cut off by flooded roads and in the worst areas, there may be power cuts.

The yellow weather warning covers all of Birmingham, Hertfordshire, the Midlands, Yorkshire, and the majority of the East of England.

Northern and western areas of Greater London are also included in the alert area.

The Met Office warns: "There is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings

"Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer and the chance of cancellations

"Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer with some difficult driving conditions and the chance of road closures."

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It comes after thundery showers across southern parts of the country overnight, with the downpours traveling northeastwards from Tuesday morning.

Brits will feel warm and muggy as the skies bring thunderstorms, however, there may some areas that see sunny spells and light showers.

The rain is set to stay for most of the week, with rain "erratically" clearing from eastern England on Wednesday.

Thursday is set for 'fine' conditions until Friday when clouds, strong winds, and heavy rain return.

The rain clouds will move eastwards across the UK before it begins to clear from the west before the weekend.

Fortunately, the rain isn't predicted to cause havoc on the weekend with fine and dry conditions for the south and east over the weekend.

The northwest may spot overcast skies and small chances of rain but it'll be wide-spread and moving south-eastwards.

Although for next week, there will be a battle between settled conditions and low pressure, with the likelihood of temperatures remaining near to above average for this time of year.

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