AFTER enjoying a few days of what feels like the last of the summer sun - the rain is set to return, with a vengeance.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain across much of England and Northern Ireland.

The warning comes into force at around midnight tonight, through to 8pm tomorrow (Sunday).

The South West is fully covered by the warning.

Somerset County Gazette:

WARNING: The Met Office has issued the yellow warning for rain 

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Scattered thundery showers will move north across parts of England and Wales at times overnight, while areas of heavy rain will probably move northwards during Sunday.

"Although some places may stay dry, 30-40 mm could fall in 3-6 hours in a few spots. The rain will clear away northeastwards during the afternoon, but will be followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms in southwest England and perhaps Wales, which could give a further 20-30 mm in 1-2 hours."

Temperatures are still set to be around 18 degrees Celsius during the rainy spells.