The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain from yesterday at 6pm until 10am today. The weather forecaster warned heavy rain could lead to some flooding and travel disruption. The weather alert is for a part of the UK in the northwest, while the rest of the country experiences sunny spells and scattered showers.
The Met Office warning reads: “Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely.
“Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer.
“Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer.”
Predominantly it covers as far north as Lancaster along the coast to St Asaph and Chester - and reaching as far inland as Manchester.
Met Office warning: Will you be affected by the heavy rainfall today?
Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said: “A sunny start for many places on Tuesday morning. But there will be showers in the west with these moving slowly eastward throughout the morning and afternoon.
“In between the showers there will be some sunshine and plenty of it on Tuesday morning. But there will be a chill in the air 6C to 7C in the countryside across Scotland and 3C in some sheltered glens and for Northern Ireland and much of England and Wales where we get some shelter it will be rather fresh first thing.
“You can see first thing in northern England and south west Wales and the south west in fact there is more prolonged rain moving into Cornwall.
“For a time and while we start of with some sunshine in eastern Scotland and eastern England.
“Here showers will develop and by lunchtime hit and miss sharp downpours and while we begin the day with showers there will be increasingly sunny weather and dry weather breaking out this afternoon.
“There will be cool temperatures with 18 to 21C. Typically, the showers continue during the evening on Tuesday in eastern England and Scotland, eventually disappearing.
“Clear skies then return for another fresh or chilly night in some sheltered spots.
“But for northern Ireland west wales, southwest England it clouds over during Tuesday night and rain and wind arrive for Wednesday morning.
“In fact it’s a very unsettled start for south Wales and the south-west of England, with indications that there will be heavy rainfall in the morning.
“And then that rain and the strengthening winds will push north eastwards across the country from Northern Ireland into western Scotland, northern and central England before eventually reaching eastern parts of the country.
“After a bright start and after a chilly start in northern Scotland it does turn cloudy.
“Further west showers replace the clouds into the afternoon so all in all lots of unsettled weather over the coming days.
“But there is a chance to see some sunny spells between the showers.”
Generally for the rest of the week, the Met Office predicts there will be some heavy rain on Wednesday, affecting England and Wales will clear eastwards, leaving murky conditions.
Later it will become brighter inland with heavy showers developing.
It will be drier and brighter in the north, but further rain will develop later in the day.
From Thursday and Saturday, the weather will be more changeable with sunny spells and showers away from any spells of rain.
It will be windy with temperatures generally on the cool side and it will be occasionally chilly overnight in the north.