Weather warning issued as London 'set to be battered by over 40 hours of non-stop rain'

London could see almost non-stop rain for two and a half days this week, according to forecasters, with a chance of snow on the way.

The Met Office predicts the capital will be hit by heavy showers in the early hours of Wednesday, with the rainfall expected to continue for much of Thursday and Friday.

Additionally, the weather agency has a yellow warning in place for rain on Sunday and Monday, although it is only the west coast of Scotland that is affected.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings,” the Met Office warned.

“Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.”

In London, BBC’s weather service has shown that rain could be the norm for the majority of the second part of next week and even the week after.

The rain showers might be heaviest on Thursday morning, according to their predictions.

A Met Office spokesman added: “[It will be] mild, cloudy and windy Tuesday, culminating in a period of rain into early Wednesday.

“[It will become] fine but colder midweek with eventual sunny spells, ahead of a wetter and windier Thursday.”

Looking further ahead, the Met Office long range forecast for February 18 to March 3, has suggested that wintry weather is on the way.

“Although there is still some uncertainty, conditions seem most likely to be drier and more settled overall for much of the UK with lighter winds mainly from the north or northwest but [there is potential for some stronger winds at times later on,” a statement added.

“This would increase the likelihood of colder conditions developing more widely for a time with potential for fog and notable frosts alongside wintry showers across the north/northwest or more widely as any isolated fronts move through later in the period.”