A yellow weather warning for heavy rain is in place across the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire for much of Wednesday (August 2).

Heavy rain which may cause some flooding and travel disruption is expected throughout the day, the Met Office has said.

The warning comes into force at 11am on Wednesday and remains in place until 8pm.

Read more: Restaurant tipped in Michelin guide announces shock closure as it thanks loyal diners

Forecasters say flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely, bus and train services will probably be affected with longer journey times, spray and flooding on road and some interruption to power supplies and other services likely.

And the rain isn't set to ease up with more forecast throughout the week

Read more: Redcar Races meeting washed out today by torrential rain

The Northern Echo: A map showing where the yellow weather warning is in place.A map showing where the yellow weather warning is in place. (Image: MET OFFICE)

Further south much of the country is being warned to expect thunderstorms while a wind warning is in place for the south coast.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: “An unseasonably deep area of low pressure for the time of year will move into Ireland during the early hours of Wednesday then continue across Wales and England during Wednesday daytime.


“Heavy rain associated with this low will affect large parts of the UK tonight and on Wednesday, some of the heaviest rain occurring on Wednesday over central parts of England and Wales where some locations could see 40mm of rain in just a few hours from thundery downpours.”

Read next:

Get more from The Northern Echo now for just £6 for 6 months with a Premium Plus digital subscription. Click here

July was the UK’s sixth wettest on record, Met Office figures have suggested.

A succession of low pressure systems brought long periods of damp and windy weather to much of the country, making it feel at times more like autumn than summer – a sharp contrast to July 2022, which saw heatwaves and temperatures as high as 40C.

The UK had an average of 140.1mm rain last month, the sixth highest total for July since records began in 1836, according to provisional data.