The warning is currently in place for Sunday, starting at midnight and lasting most of the day until 6pm. The Met Office has forecast as much as 50mm of rain could fall in just six hours throughout large areas of north and east England. It warned homes and businesses could be flooded, with possible power cuts and other services interrupted.
Brits are also braced for travel chaos on Sunday, with the torrential rain causing huge spray and flooding on roads, making driving conditions chaotic and extremely treacherous.
The Met Office said: “Heavy rain is expected across parts of Scotland during Saturday night before extending to northern and eastern England during Sunday.
“Within the warning area many parts will see 15-30mm of rain during Sunday with the potential for as much as 40-50mm in places, much of this falling in a six hour period.
“At this stage, there is still some uncertainty regarding the location of where the heaviest rain will occur.”
Most of the continued wet weather haas been caused by Hurricane Lorenzo, which clattered into the UK earlier this week.
The tropical storm should have swept across the country on Saturday, but torrential rain and strong winds are expected to crash into Britain for most of next week.
Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst told Mirror Online: “Through the weekend and into next week it looks like heavy rain at times and strong winds at times. It stays wet and windy until the end of Wednesday.
“There’s a possibility of rain warnings being issued. Any heavy rain over the coming days is only going to add to the saturated ground in parts of the UK. It could lead to the risk of further floods.”
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Torrential rain and strong winds will continue to smash into the UK throughout next week, with Government officials warning to brace to brace for disruption and travel chaos with ‘take immediate action’ alerts in force in parts of the country.
Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: “A weather system stalls across the eastern side of the UK on Sunday bringing more rain.
“There will be some good spells of sunshine although it could be breezy.
“Next week is looking unsettled as another low-pressure system parks up to the north-west of the UK and dominates the weather through the week.
“It will act a bit like a washing machine bringing bands of rain through the week, this low may well then shift away from the UK but it will be a slow process.
“We are slightly concerned about the rainfall as it comes on top of heavy rain and totals are starting to tot up.
“There may be gales at times across northern regions, but we will be keeping a close eye on the rain.
“I would not be surprised to see some yellow weather warnings issued ahead of this bout of unsettled weather.”