Yellow weather warning issued as heavy rain and strong winds expected to

For the southern half of the UK then it it currently a cloudy and wet picture, with rather widespread rain. Further north there are a scattering of showers. Keep an umbrella handy today ☔️ However from above the satellite shows an impressive swirl of low pressure. ☁️ pic.twitter.com/l01Nnmg5ze— MeteoGroup UK (@WeatherCast_UK) April 27, 2018 As well as a lot of rain in places on Monday 🌧️ there is the potential for a little bit of wet snow over some hills in England ❄️ and this got us thinking … when was the latest widespread late season snow in the UK? (poll to follow) pic.twitter.com/cmjYZaTEDX— Met Office (@metoffice) April 28, 2018 Heavy downpours and strong winds are set to batter much of England and Wales on Sunday and into next week, as the Met Office issued a Yellow weather warning for rain.Experts cautioned that spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions, some road closures, and a small risk of damage to homes and businesses.Heavy precipitation is likely to affect much of eastern, southeastern and central England on Sunday night and Monday, as a deep area of low pressure makes its way across the UK from Europe. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “We’ve got a breeze coming in off the North Sea so temperatures along the east coast will reach only 8C is some places, and the wind is going to pick up a little bit throughout the day.“Further to the north, in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland we’ll see a mixture of sunshine and showers, some of which may be on the heavy side, perhaps with a bit of thunder towards Northern Ireland as well.“There may perhaps be some brightness on Sunday along western parts of wales and the far south west of England.” Temperatures on Sunday are expected to reach a high of 9-12C (48-54F), with lows of 7-10C (45-50F) more likely along the length of England’s east coast. Rain and winds are also anticipated in much of Wales, and the overall UK outlook one of light rain and drizzly spells going into Tuesday. Forecasters had previously warned that it would be cold enough to produce snow on high ground such as the North and South Downs, with some snowfall still possible on higher ground such as the Chilterns and the Pennines on Monday.For most areas, however, Sunday was expected to start with sunny and dry spells in the north and west, with a few showers.Elsewhere the outlook is cloudier and wetter, with 50-70mm of rain falling locally in the south east, coupled with strong north to north-easterly winds, making it feel colder. A Met Office spokesman said: “It will be quite a story of two halves across the UK.“Sunday will be quite cloudy across many southern parts, with some outbreaks of drizzle and still feeling quite cool. read more