A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office which will impact Bournemouth on Friday, March 1.

It is set to last from midnight to 3pm on that day and covers much of the South West of England as well as large swathes of Wales.

An official description of the weather warning from the Met Office reads: "Further rain is expected on Friday leading to some disruption."

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What to expect from yellow weather warning for rain

In terms of what to expect with the yellow weather warning for rain, the Met Office said:

  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

In a statement, the forecaster said: "A band of rain, heavy at times, is expected to move north and east on Friday.

"10 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."

Driving in storms, rain and strong wind

A good rule of thumb is 'if it's time for your wipers, it's time to slow down'. If heavy downpours are expected, avoid starting your journey until it clears.

If you can, choose main roads, where you are less likely to be exposed to fallen branches and debris and flooding.