A YELLOW weather warning for rain across the South Coast of England has been issued by the Met Office.

Forecasters are expecting heavy rain from around 4pm today, Wednesday October 20, lasting until the early hours of the morning at 3am on Thursday October 21.

The Met Office warns that wet and windy weather is likely to bring some disruption to parts of southern England this evening and overnight.

The warning is in place covering the whole of the South Coast, right across from Cornwall to Kent, with Dorset expected to be affected by the rain.

The yellow weather warning covers all the counties on the South Coast reaching as far up as Bristol, across to Reading and London.

Bus and train services will probably be affected leading to longer journey times, warn forecasters, as well as spray and flooding on roads, potential interruption to power supplies and that flooding to homes and businesses is likely.

Previously there was a yellow warning for a thunderstorm between 4am this morning, Wednesday October 20, lasting until midday today.