The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain for Wednesday, 2nd August 2023, between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm (UTC+1). The public is urged to remain cautious as spells of rain, heavy at times, are expected to persist throughout the day, with the potential for some areas to accumulate between 30 to 50 mm of rainfall before the evening.

The heavy rain poses several potential risks, with flooding being a significant concern. The warning indicates that a few homes and businesses are likely to experience flooding, which may cause disruptions and damage to properties.

Public transport services are also expected to be affected, with bus and train services likely to experience delays. Commuters should prepare for longer journey times as a result of adverse weather conditions. Roads may become hazardous with spray and flooding, further exacerbating travel disruptions.

In addition to travel-related impacts, there may be interruptions to power supplies and other essential services. Residents are advised to be prepared for possible power outages and minor disruptions to local amenities.

The Met Office has stated that the heavy rain is anticipated to persist through most of the day, gradually easing as the evening approaches. While the overall rainfall amount is expected to be between 30 to 50 mm, certain localised areas might experience even higher accumulations.

Moreover, there is a chance that the rain may be accompanied by thunder in some regions, particularly in the southern parts of the warning area.