London will be hit with heavy rain today as Storm Babet is set to batter the UK.

Storm Babet, a complex area of low pressure which developed to the west of the Iberian Peninsula, was named by the Met Office on Monday morning.

The second named storm of the season will last until Saturday and is expected to cause flooding, power cuts and travel disruption in some parts of the UK, but will still bring heavy rain and high winds across the country.

Here is an hour by hour breakdown of today’s weather in London.

  • 9am: 11° – Sunny intervals
  • 10am: 11° – Sunny intervals
  • 11am: 12° – Light rain
  • 12pm: 13° - Cloudy
  • 1pm: 13° - Light rain
  • 2pm: 13° - Cloudy
  • 3pm: 13° - Light rain
  • 4pm: 14° - Heavy rain
  • 5pm: 14° - Heavy rain
  • 6pm: 14° - Heavy rain
  • 7pm: 15° - Heavy rain
  • 8pm: 16° - Heavy rain
  • 9pm: 16° - Light rain
  • 10pm: 16° - Light rain
  • 11pm: 16° - Light rain

The Met Office weather report for Greater London says: “Wednesday, mostly dry morning, then turning wet. Windy, coastal gales.

“Some early bright spells but cloud gradually thickening from the south. Outbreaks of heavy rain reaching the south coast around midday, then all areas turning wet into the afternoon and evening. Windy, with coastal gales developing. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

For Wednesday night it says: “Outbreaks of heavy rain, accompanied by windy conditions, will clear away north by midnight. Less windy and drier conditions following, although some further showery rain later. Minimum temperature 13 °C.”

Met Office spokesman Stephen Dixon said: “A disruptive period of weather is on the way.

“There’s some high totals (of rain) which have the potential to disrupt travel plans… (there’s) the possibility of power cuts, as well as the obvious risk of flooding.

“As you look at Wednesday, the first pulse of rain is looking to particularly influence Northern Ireland, Wales and the south-west of England, and into Thursday.

“But as you move from Thursday and into the week, that shift very much focuses more towards central and eastern Scotland, but also some central and eastern areas of England as well.”