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FLOODING is possible in West Yorkshire later this week - causing potential danger to life, weather experts say.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain in the area between 3am and 6pm on Wednesday.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Outbreaks of heavy rain will move northeastwards across England and Wales during Wednesday.

"Across the warning area 20 to 30 mm of rain is expected to accumulate quite widely.

"Strong winds will likely exacerbate any impacts from the rain.

"Snow is also likely for a short time across higher ground, although this will quickly turn to rain."

The heavy rain will bring the potential for disruption to travel and a risk of flooding, the weather agency said.

It comes after the warmest Christmas Eve in the UK since 1997.

Temperatures hit 15.3C in Heathrow, west London, and Cippenham in Slough, the Met Office said.

There will be spells of heavy rain and cloud in Bradford on Christmas Day, with temperatures reaching 9C. 

What to expect on Wednesday, according to the Met Office

  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings

  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services

  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

  • There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads

  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life