Salisbury may be hit by heavy rain and flooding, the Met Office has warned. 

Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning for rain in Salisbury, and most of Wiltshire. 

The warning for rain is in place from 9pm on Thursday, October 12, until 8pm on Friday, October 13.

At the time of writing, heavy rain is forecast in Salisbury from 11pm until 5am. 

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A Met Office spokesperson said: “Rain, heavy and persistent at times, is expected to develop through Thursday evening, before affecting much of England and Wales through Friday.

“Rain gradually clears from the north through Friday afternoon and evening. Widely 10-20 mm of rain is likely but in the wettest spots 30-50 mm is possible, and some high ground of Wales especially could see 60 to 70 mm.

“Across the south of the area its possible some thunderstorms may break out, and these could bring 20-30 mm of rainfall in a couple of hours.”

As part of the weather warning, the Met Office has said to expect heavy rain and strong winds that may cause some disruption to travel on Friday.

Spray and flooding on roads could make journey times longer, and bus and train services could face delays due to the weather. 

Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely, the Met Office has warned.