THE BRADFORD district is set for more rain tonight as torrential downpours continue across the UK.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the north of England.

There could be a wet commute tonight as heavy rain is forecast for Bradford from 5pm, continuing overnight and throughout Thursday.

The forecaster warned there was a small chance homes and businesses could be flooded and the weather could lead to difficult driving conditions and road closures.

Flood alert warnings were issued for some areas of England but none were in place for the Bradford district this afternoon.

This week has seen showers and thunderstorms in southern and eastern parts of England, with a persistent band of rain edging north and west as the week has continued.

Met Office weather warnings are in place until Thursday.

National Rail reported that heavy rain and flooding was affecting services in the North West and trains could be cancelled or delayed as a result up until 1pm.

Met Office meteorologist Bonnie Diamond said parts of the country could see 0.8in-1.6in (20mm-40mm) of rain on Wednesday, with 2in-3.2in (50mm-80mm falling on higher ground.

She said the heaviest rainfall was expected to be in the Teesside area, much of it overnight, with the weather warning extending into Thursday.

She said: "Anywhere within the warning area there is a risk that, with persistent rainfall, there could be a localised impact in terms of flooding.

"Tomorrow unfortunately is another wet day."

Weather warnings for rain in eastern England and Wales on Thursday afternoon are expected to be issued.

Going into the weekend, the wind direction is expected to change, meaning less heavy and persistent rain, although the weather will still be unsettled with some showers expected, Ms Diamond said.