The beautiful weather we have been enjoying last week will not be returning anytime soon.

It will be a miserable start to the week, weather-wise, as heavy rain is expected to hit the area in and around London later today. 

Currently, there is a yellow warning for heavy rain which covers much of the east of England. But as of 10.27am today (June 10), Met Office issued another rain warning - this time amber.

Here's what Met Office has said about the amber rain warning:

What areas does the warning cover

The amber warning covers all of London.

Parts of Hertfordshire are covered in the warning, including Watford, Borehamwood, and St Albans.

Many parts of Epping Forest will also be affected, including Epping, Loughton, Waltham Abbey, Chiwell, North Weald Basset and Toot Hill. 

Borehamwood Times:

When should I expect heavy rain?

The yellow warning for rain is in place for much of the south east of England until midnight. 

But heavier rain will be expected later today, with the amber warning starting from 3pm and running until 11pm tonight. 

What should I expect?

Met Office says flooding and transport disruption is likely. 

It warned of fast flowing floodwater, power cuts, road closures and spray from vehicles on the road. 

The weather service's website read: "Following earlier rainfall some heavy, and perhaps thundery, showers are expected to develop over parts of southeast England this afternoon and into the evening.

"Whilst many areas will miss the highest rainfall totals from these some places could see 50-60 mm falling in the space of four to six hours. The showers will then gradually ease later this evening."