A weather warning has been issued for Lincolnshire, with the county and surrounding regions set for over 24 hours of persistent downpours.
The Met Office’s yellow warning of rain is valid from 8am on Wednesday, September 16 until 9am on Thursday, September 17.
Heavy rain is expected to spread from the south to the north of the country during Wednesday, with some thunderstorms in the east of England.
Localised flooding is expected in areas, with some travel delays likely.
The chief forecaster’s assessment is: “Rain will arrive into southern areas Wednesday morning, before spreading to the rest of the warning area through Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday.
“Rain should ease from the south during the day, though some heavy and thundery showers may develop across the southeast and East Anglia through the afternoon and evening.
“Most parts of the warning area should see 15-30 mm of rain, however some places could see as much as 40-70 mm.
“Furthermore, thunderstorms developing across the southeast and East Anglia Wednesday afternoon have the potential to generate 15-25 mm of rain in a few hours.”