A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for Friday as Southampton is set to be hit by heavy rain.

The yellow weather alert is set to be in place from midnight tonight, February 29, until 3pm tomorrow - Friday, March 1.

The Met office said that bus and train services are likely to be affected with journey times taking longer than usual.

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A spokesperson from the Met Office said: “A band of rain, heavy at times, is expected to move north and east on Friday.

“10mm to 15 mm of rainfall is likely widely, with perhaps 30 mm in a few locations.

“With much of the rain falling in 3 hours some travel disruption is probable.

“Some snow is also likely to affect some higher routes and communities for a brief time.

“Give yourself the best chance of avoiding delays by checking road conditions if driving, or bus and train timetables, amending your travel plans if necessary.”