HEAVY RAIN is to hit Berkshire and Buckinghamshire today with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning.

Weather forecasters predict 15 hours of heavy rain from 6am until 9pm today, Tuesday, September 14.

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The Met Office released this tweet earlier today, warning residents of the weather:

Forecasters said: "An area of rain, heavy in places, is expected to move northeastwards across parts of southern and eastern England, with thunder in a few places.

"15-25 mm of rain is likely quite widely with some spots seeing around 40 mm in a few hours.

"The rain should ease later in the day, before mostly clearing after dusk."

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Spray and flooding on roads is expected, potentially making journey times longer, with a small chance of road closures.

Bus and train services may also be affected with journey times taking longer, and dlooding of a few homes and businesses is possible and could cause damage.