THE South West is likely to be hit by heavy rain in the next two days, the Met Office has reported.

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain will be in place for Somerset and the South West from 2am tomorrow, Thursday, February 8, until 6am on Friday, February 9.

On both days the weather warning will cover the region from 2am to 6am.

The Met Office said: "Periods of heavy rain will bring the possibility of some disruption, particularly to transport."

Here is what to expect according to the Met Office: 

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

The latest forecast said: "A couple of bands of rain, heavy in places, will push northwards across southern England and south Wales during Thursday and early on Friday.

"Whilst a drier interlude is likely for a time during the middle part of Thursday, many places in the warning area will see 15-25 mm of rain accumulate during this period.

"However, some higher ground areas of southern England and south Wales could see as much as 35-45 mm of rain."