28 hours of rain in a row is a great thought. Really great. Expect it’s not just limited to our minds since London is living through it right about now (February 8), with the Met Office also issuing a weather warning for floods in parts of the city.
As you’ll have noticed today, the rain hasn’t let up, and according to the Met Office, that theme is set to continue until 3am on Friday morning (February 9). This has in turn led to their yellow weather warning for rainwhich increases the risk of flooding in some areas, as well as the risk of disruption to transport. Though the rain is expected to ease up beforehand, the yellow weather warning extends until 6am tomorrow morning, after commencing at 2am this morning.
What does a yellow weather warning for rain mean?
According to the Met Office, the yellow warning for rain means that there is a high possibility of “some disruption, particularly to transport”. The site also notes that this increases the possibility for flooding of “a few homes and businesses” and may mean buses and trains could suffer delays. Conditions could also mean increased traffic on roads due to floods forming on roads around the city.
Anyone travelling around the city is urged to take care, and there are tips on the Met Office site for staying safe and driving safely in these conditions. Forecasters have advised drivers today to slow down when it’s “time for your wipers”.
You can keep up to date with weather warnings in London and the surrounding areas here. This also includes the entire UK, which has Amber warnings for snow this weekend listed in the north of England – there doesn’t seem to be any of the white stuff on the horizon for London, but there’s still plenty of the cold season to go, so who knows what the changing skies around here have got waiting in the wings.