Met Office issues 2 day flood warning from TODAY

Britain is bracing itself for an Arctic blast with torrential downpours forecast over the next two days before temperatures plummet on Monday with icy winds making it feel much colder.

The rain was already on its way on Friday morning as Londoners braved the damp weather with brollies in hand as they crossed London Bridge on their way to work.

The Met Office issued a two-day yellow weather warning for the south-east of England, which came into effect at 3pm today and will last until midday on Saturday.

The warning, which covers most of Kent and Sussex, forecast potential flooding and difficult travel conditions, which could lead to delays and cancellations of train and bus services, due to the heavy rainfall.

The weekend washout will be followed by a drop in temperatures as a blast of Cold Arctic air sweeps in from the north, with parts of Scotland feeling like 5C on Monday and 11C in the south.

Temperatures will be below average and the strong northerly wind will mean it will feel chilly for many, according to the Met Office.

Meanwhile, forecasters are predicting snow in Scotland next week as temperatures plummet across the UK with gales and rain expected.