HEAVY rain across south Essex could bring disruption, impacting transport and posing a risk of flooding today and tomorrow, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow weather warning for rain is in place for south Essex. The region will see heavy downpours this morning, easing up in the mid-afternoon before another deluge this evening. Temperatures will be mild, with highs of 11 degrees Celsius.

“Periods of heavy rain will bring the possibility of some disruption, particularly to transport,” a Met Office spokesman has warned.

“Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible.

“Bus and train services will probably be affected, with journey times taking longer. Spray and flooding on roads may also make journey times longer.”

Tomorrow, the warning will remain in place, with rain expected in the morning. It should start to clear up by the early afternoon. Temperatures will be as high as 11 degrees Celsius in the mid-afternoon.

Here is your hour-by-hour forecast for Southend and Basildon on Thursday

The region will see heavy rain until 11am, with temperatures of five degrees Celsius. However, it will feel more like one degrees Celsius due to a wind chill.

By midday, the downpour should get lighter with a 60 per cent chance of rain between 12pm and 2pm.

At 3pm, temperatures will rise to ten degrees Celsius amid cloudy conditions.

That will last until 5pm, when there is a 50 per cent chance of rain returning.

At 6pm, south Essex will see heavy rain once more, with temperatures remaining at ten degrees Celsius. However, it will feel as low as seven degrees for the rest of the evening.

Heavy rain will continue overnight, into the early hours of Friday morning.