Rain warnings issued for South London: Full Met Office forecast

This weekend marks the annual celebrations to mark November 5 (Bonfire Night), which will see many attending firework and bonfire displays across London.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain across parts of south London and Kent, which is in place today from 5am until 11:59pm.

The warning is in place for Bromley and Bexley as well as Croydon, Merton and Sutton.

Richmond and Kingston are also covered under the yellow weather warning.

Yellow warning of rain affecting London & South East England https://t.co/9oW0GTZa1v pic.twitter.com/vCpSYO9L06

— Met Office – SE England (@metofficeSEEng) November 2, 2023

The Met Office has predicted a wet start for London, as the capital is forecast to be hit with rainfall and potential wind this morning.

Throughout the course of Saturday morning London is forecast for heavy rain showers, spreading south and south east during the morning and lasting until the early afternoon.

These rain showers are predicted to be more focused towards southern and south eastern areas, with the possibility of thunderstorms in some areas.

It is predicted that some areas could see anywhere between 15-25 mm of rain, with the potential of 30-40 mm by the end of the day in coastal southeast England.

If you’re making plans for this #BonfireNight weekend, then be sure to check the weather beforehand 🎆

Here’s a look at what to expect ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/vevXG4WrFo

— Met Office (@metoffice) November 3, 2023

From 3pm onwards the weather is predicted to have sunny spells, but will become more overcast towards the evening.

Here’s an hour-by-hour weather forecast:

  • 5am – Cloudy
  • 6am – Heavy rain
  • 7am – Heavy rain
  • 8am – Heavy rain
  • 9am – Light rain
  • 10am – Heavy rain
  • 11am – Heavy shower
  • 12pm – Light shower
  • 1pm – Heavy shower
  • 2pm – Sunny intervals
  • 3pm – Sunny intervals
  • 4pm – Sunny intervals
  • 5pm – Cloudy
  • 6pm – Cloudy
  • 7pm – Cloudy
  • 8pm – Partly cloudy
  • 9pm – Cloudy
  • 10pm – Cloudy
  • 11pm – Overcast

The forecast in full

Heavy rain will quickly spread northeastwards across all parts during the morning, followed by heavy and blustery showers, especially along southern coastal districts, in the afternoon. Temperatures near average.

Maximum temperature 13 °C.


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