Heavy rain is expected around Oxfordshire for much of this weekend.

A yellow-level warning issued by the Met Office on Friday morning covers most of England and Wales and will be in place from 3pm on Saturday to 6pm on Sunday.

The spells of heavy rain are expected to cause disruption around the UK.

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A 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.

“Some interruption to power supplies and other services is likely.”

In Oxfordshire specifically, the downpours are forecast to begin at around 8pm on February 17, with a 50 per cent chance of light rain.

This will increase to a 60 per cent chance by97pm, then there is an 80 to 90 per cent chance of heavy rain from 11pm which lasts until 6am on February 18.

The showers are then expected to ease into light rain between 6am and 9am before the rest of the day sees dry conditions and cloudy skies, with the occasional bit of sunlight peeking through the cover.

Temperatures will range from 9 to 13 degrees Celsius on Saturday and Sunday.

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."