Yellow weather warning issued as high winds and rain expected

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There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

UK WEATHER forecasters have predicted a gloomy weekend for most of the UK, with Met Office yellow warnings in place for the south of the country.

The Met Office has issued an Adverse Weather Alert #1-Yellow Level.

Heavy rain and strong winds have been forecast for West Norfolk this week.

Saturday will then see 60mph winds strike throughout England and Wales, while widespread showers also affecting Scotland and northern England.

Spray and flooding could lead to hard driving conditions and road closures. For the rest of the month, the Met Office expects conditions to remain unsettled.

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"Many places will miss these, but where they do occur 10-20mm is possible in one hour, with perhaps 30mm in a few hours".

Delays and cancellations to train and bus services can also be expected in flood-hit areas.

Of Tuesday's warning, A Met Office spokesperson said: "Thunderstorms are expected to develop across much of Scotland from late Tuesday morning and through the afternoon, then slowly die out during Tuesday evening".

It will be windy on Saturday with the strongest winds along southern coasts.

On Saturday high winds are expected across the region causing disruption for outdoor events and creating a risk of falling branches and debris.