A wet weekend is expected in Swindon and across the county as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain.

The weather service has warned the rainfall may cause some travel disruption and flooding on Saturday afternoon through to Sunday morning. 

Swindon and the wider Wiltshire county are set to be affected by this, as well as large parts of the south east and south west. 

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Bus and train services will probably be affected with journey times taking longer.

"Spray and flooding on roads will probably make journey times longer.

"Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely."

Power supplies and other services could also be interrupted by the weather.

Swindon Advertiser: Yellow weather warning in place for large part of UKYellow weather warning in place for large part of UK (Image: The Met Office)

In Swindon, the downpour is expected to begin at around 4pm today (February 17).

It will then last continuously until 3am on Sunday morning, where it will then lessen slightly but still rain until 10am. 

The rest of the day on Sunday sees dry conditions and cloudy skies, with the occasional bit of sunlight through the cover.

A government spokesperson said: "Please avoid using low-lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water.

"Plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

Motorists are being warned to drive carefully as challenging conditions are expected.