Bristol weather: Met Office issues a yellow warning for rain overnight in the city - how long will it last?

The yellow weather warning is set to affect Bristol, Wales and a large portion of the South West of England
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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Bristol, alongside areas of South West England and Wales, as heavy rain is forecast to hit the areas this evening. The meteorological service has forecast the worst of the weather to occur between 9pm Wednesday evening (January 11) until 5pm the following afternoon (January 12).

Despite the warning set to come into effect, the Met Office’s warning matrix has indicated that the medium possibility of persistent rain is set to have a low impact in comparison to earlier yellow weather warnings issued towards the end of 2022.

“The rain is expected to be heavy at times, particularly across higher parts of south west England and Wales, while periods of lighter, more intermittent rain are possible away from high ground,” they wrote in their guidance.

“In addition, very strong west or south west winds are expected, producing gusts to 45 mph inland and 60 mph along some coasts and across high ground, with the peak in the winds most likely on Wednesday night” the Met Office also advised those affected in the areas that have fallen under the yellow weather warning.

Bristolians are advised that during the warning period, flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely, bus and train services may be affected with journey times taking longer, spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer and there may be some interruption to power supplies and other services.

Those that use public transport to commute to work or get around the city are advised to use Travelwest’s Journey Planner for any changes to bus and train schedules, while the AA’s Roadwatch will also provide information regarding any traffic congestion that may occur throughout the day due to the effects of the weather.