Rain spells are expected throughout Wednesday and Thursday

Nottingham warned to prepare for spell of heavy rain as weather expected to take a turn for the worse.

The weather will remain calm during the course of the day, with no rain expected until the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to the Met Office.

The rain is forecast to start at 3am and last all day Wednesday, with light breaks of sunshine throughout. The rain will remain in patches on Thursday, but there will be signs of improvement as the day goes on.

Friday will see an upturn in the weather, with the rain passing and more sunny spells indicated for Friday, with long spells of sunshine forecast all weekend with highs of 16C on Sunday afternoon.