The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain this morning, with further rain expected throughout the day.

A yellow weather warning for rain, covering London and large parts of south east England, is in place until today (February 9) at 6am.

Outbreaks of heavy rain are expected throughout the morning.

Periods of heavy rain are warned to lead to potential disruption on roads and travel services.

From lunchtime, rain is expected to clear leading to cloudy spells with some potentially brighter intervals in the afternoon.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is forecasted to be mainly overcast with temperatures potentially reaching highs of 12 degrees.

Here’s an hour-by-hour weather forecast for today:

  • 5am - Cloudy
  • 6am - Light rain
  • 7am - Cloudy
  • 8am - Heavy rain
  • 9am - Heavy rain
  • 10am - Light rain
  • 11am - Light rain
  • 12pm - Cloudy
  • 1pm - Cloudy
  • 2pm - Cloudy
  • 3pm - Cloudy
  • 4pm - Sunny intervals
  • 5pm - Cloudy
  • 6pm - Cloudy
  • 7pm - Cloudy
  • 8pm - Cloudy
  • 9pm - Partly cloudy
  • 10pm - Cloudy
  • 11pm - Partly cloudy

The Met Office forecast in full:

Outbreaks of rain or showers, heavy at times.

Often cloudy, but some brighter spells are possible, mainly in the afternoon.

Coastal strong winds gradually easing.

Maximum temperature 12 °C.

What to expect?

Met Office has warned of potential flooding to homes and businesses, with people being advised to check if properties are at risk of flooding.

Travel may be affected during today's wet weather, with bus and train services likely to be affected, and commuters are advised to check before travelling.

Spray and flooding on roads is also predicted today, which may affect drivers’ journeys, with advice being issued to check roads before travelling.