Weather warning for heavy rain this weekend

Heavy rain is expected on Friday and Saturday
Heavy rain is expected on Friday and Saturday

Get your umbrellas at the ready - the Met Office has issued warnings for heavy rain later this week.

A yellow ‘be aware’ warning has been issued for West Yorkshire for Friday and Saturday, with periods of heavy and persistent rain likely to affect the county.

The chief forecaster has also warned of a risk of localised flooding.

Eddy Carroll, chief forecaster at the Met Office said: “The majority of the UK will see dry warm weather today and tomorrow but we’ll see a big change for the weekend. From Friday we will see widespread rain across many parts. The public are advised to keep up to date with our forecasts and warnings.”

Along with potentially heavy downpours, on Friday we will also see a dramatic drop in temperatures for areas affected by the wetter and windier conditions. This will make it feel much cooler, especially in the north/north western and southwest parts of the UK.

The unsettled conditions are set to remain throughout the weekend and into early next week.

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