Torrential rain to drench millions of Brits in 12-hour weekend weather alert

Millions of Brits will be lashed with torrential rain in a washout weekend, according to the latest weather reports.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain which will turn Sunday into a miserable and dreary end to the weekend.

The weather alert, in place for 12 hours, begins at 12pm and ends at midnight.

The severe downpours could cause localised flooding, disruption to transport, and even power cuts.

In some areas, there may be water damage to homes and businesses and road closures.

Almost all of England is encompassed in the warning, including Newcastle, Yorkshire, London, and Kent.

Areas of East of England, such as Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and eastern parts of Essex are also at risk of dreaded downpours.

The southwest and western parts of the UK are fortunate to be missing the storms, as well as Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

However, millions of Brits will still suffer torrential wet and wild weather due to the size of the alert area.

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The adverse weather is not expected to stick around for Monday but there may be more showers.

Looking at the weekend forecast, Scotland saw heavy rain overnight on Friday which will continue as it calms down into the morning. But the lashing may appear again later in the form of scattered showers.

Saturday is much brighter with predictions of warm sunshine and dry conditions for other parts of the country.

The miserable bands of rain on Sunday will likely spread in places on Monday and Tuesday, accompanied by strong gusts swooping in from the northwest.

The latter part of next week isn't looking glorious either, according to the Met Office long-range forecast, with Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at risk of more rain.

The weather warning comes after Brits enjoyed sweltering highs of 24C this week with two days of sunshine.

The UK was hotter than holiday hotspots such as Madrid in Spain as well as Greece and Portugal.

The skies opened to a bright blue and the warm rays allowed Brits to bask in what is being called the last heat blast of summer before the weather takes a turn.

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