Met Office warns 'sudden flooding' could pose 'danger to life' as heavy rain forecast for Lincolnshire

Cars drive through rainwater on a road
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Heavy rain could cause sudden flooding and communities to be 'cut off', the Met Office has warned. A yellow 'be aware' warning for rain has been issued covering large parts of England.

It is valid from 12.15am on Wednesday, May 22 until 6am on Thursday, May 23. The Met Office said: "Heavy rain may cause some flooding and disruption to travel."

It added that "some communities may be cut off by flooded roads, spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures." Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to buildings and it also said that "fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible causing a danger to life."

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Commuters have also been warned of delays or cancellations to rail and bus services. The Met Office forecast for Wednesday, May 25 reads: "Rather breezy, with rain spreading northwest through the morning, turning heavy and persistent in places. Heavy showers more likely further south, with some drier intervals. Feeling rather cool. Maximum temperature 20 °C."

Thursday is expected to be mostly dry with any early showers gradually easing. It is expected to remain dry and Friday.

Temperatures could reach 21C on Saturday, when a warm sunny day is expected, according to the Met Office.