Met Office weather warning for heavy rain across the Isle of Wight

Heavy rain will drive down Monday temperatures

The Met Office yellow weather warning is in place from 9pm on Sunday and all day Monday with the southern and eastern parts of the region expected to see the worst of the rain.

The Met Office said: "As we head through the rest of the week many of us will see some sunshine and showers, although there will be rain moving east on Wednesday and continuing in the north on Thursday".

The dramatic weather is reportedly being caused by cold air being swept in from Russian Federation.

"It will probably be 6-7C on Monday, where the average temperature at this time of year is 13C". Although it is unclear how far west the heaviest rain will extend, accumulations of 25-40 mm could occur quite widely with perhaps 50-70 mm in places during this period.

She said "persistent, heavy rain and strong cold winds with temperatures stuck at only 5C (41F) or 6C (42.8F)' will bring 'Monday misery" and that strong wind could cause disruption to flights.

"The unusual direction could increase the likelihood of localised impacts from wind too, with some damage to trees for example and likely closure of some bridges".

While temperatures will stay above freezing for most of us, strong northerly winds and coastal gales will leave it feeling cold.

However, conditions are expected to improve throughout the week.

Clare Dinnis, of the Environment Agency, said: "Widespread heavy rain from Sunday evening and through Monday could lead to flooding from surface water and rivers in parts of south, south-east and central England".

"We expect some travel disruption during Monday morning's rush-hour".

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