Heavy rainfall has been forecast by the Met Office for England and Wales on Easter Monday (April 1) which could cause some disruption for drivers.

The RAC and transport analysis company Inrix are expecting more than two million journeys will be made by car on that day.

Meanwhile, the Met Office is predicting that up to 15mm of more persistent and possibly thundery rain will fall by the end of the weekend and into Easter Monday.

As reported by Sky News the RAC are anticipating that the lengthiest delays will be between 10am and 12pm.

Therefore, they are advising drivers to wait until later in the day and travel in the evening.

Heavy rainfall set to impact areas of England and Wales

The Met Office has shared that an area of cloud in the North Sea will spill over into South East England and push west towards Wales on Easter Sunday.

This will see patchy rain across southern England, while the South West could see heavy showers.

Kathryn Chalk, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "We'll see further spells of heavy rain coming in, pushing its way northwards through Easter Monday.

"Probably a damp start, especially across Wales, central England and northeastern parts as well with further heavy spells of rain here.

"Further towards the south, if we do see any clouds breaking up we could see heavy showers again in the afternoon."

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Ms Chalk added that the worst of the rain will likely impact a corridor from South West England up to East Anglia.

No official weather warnings have been issued, but the Met Office said the showers could see between 5mm and 15mm of rainfall.

In comparison to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are expected to avoid the worst of the rain.