East Londoners can expect heavy rainfall over the next day, as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain. 

It comes after the forecast warned of potential flooding that could damage some homes and businesses. 

The warning is in place on Thursday, November 3 from midnight until 3pm that same day. 

The heavy rain is mostly affecting southeastern parts of England as the Met Office warns that travel services could be impacted. 

What different Met Office weather warnings mean

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Heavy rain will affect southeastern parts of England during Thursday morning, clearing eastwards early afternoon.

"20-30 mm of rain is expected fairly widely, with 40 mm in a few places near English Channel coasts.

"The ground is fairly wet, and recent fallen leaves may reduce drainage of surface water in some locations."

What to expect from the yellow weather warning for rain

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably make journey times longer
  • Bus and train services are probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible

Regions and local authorities affected

London & South East England

  • Brighton and Hove
  • East Sussex
  • Greater London
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex

East of England

  • Essex
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Thurrock

You can find out more information via the Met Office.