Party-goers should brace for wet New Year's Eve as yellow weather warnings issued

It is set to be a wet New Year's Eve for parts of the UK, with yellow weather warnings in place.

Southern Wales and the southwest of England are expected to be worst hit.

Yellow warnings for ice are also in place for much of the north of Scotland, until 11am on Saturday, forecasters said.

The deadly bomb cyclone that sent temperatures plunging in the US over Christmas is what is causing the unsettled weather in the UK.

The Met Office says public transport, particularly bus and train services, will probably be affected and spray and flooding on roads could make journey times longer.

It also warned of possible flooding of some homes and businesses.

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Advice on the Met Office website warns motorists never to drive through floodwaters.

"The number one cause of death during flooding is driving through flood water, so the safest advice is turn around, don't drown.

"Although the water may seem shallow, just 12 inches (30cm) of moving water can float your car, potentially taking it to deeper water from which you may need rescuing."

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People travelling to Scotland for Hogmanay on Friday were caught up in floodwaters caused by the fronts which spread across the Atlantic from America to the UK.

The Met Office issued weather warnings for rain, snow and ice and there was significant transport disruption with several trains cancelled and roads congested.