FORECASTERS have issued a severe weather warning for rain and snow across Halton.

The Met Office have put in place a 'yellow' warning for heavy rain and hill snow on Thursday, November 14 from 12am until 11.45pm.

It is believed that there is a small chance that communities could become cut off due to flooding.

In areas where flooding happens, road closures are likely along with delays to public transport.

Drivers are being warned to expect longer journey times due to the poor weather conditions.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Periods of rain are expected to become widespread and locally heavy across parts of England and Wales through Thursday.

"Over western areas, particularly the higher ground of Wales, some snow is also likely, with local accumulations of a few cm possible.

"Rainfall totals of 15mm to 30 mm are likely, with some spots, particularly higher ground, seeing isolated totals of 40mm to 60 mm."