A YELLOW weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for Malvern.

The Met Office warned that heavy rain is likely to cause disruption in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, as well as other areas of the UK on Monday (December 4).

Flooding of a few homes and businesses has been warned as a possibility, as well as spray and flooding on roads being likely to make journey times longer

Bus and train services are also likely to be affected, with journey times taking longer.

Over the weekend, a yellow weather warning for snow and ice was issued for Worcestershire while an amber weather alert was issued for other parts of the UK.

However, the county managed to escape any snow though roads were affected by ice.

The Met Office has a five-step plan for the public to follow when a yellow weather warning is issued.

1. Could your property be at risk of flooding?

The Met Office advises the public to be aware if flooding at your home is a possibility. If so, preparing a flood plan and an emergency flood kit is good practice.

2. Staying safe in flooding

To ensure safety in areas affected by flooding, checking the flood advice in your area and being aware of to when and where flooding will happen is crucial.

Ensuring mobile phone devices are charged for emergency contact and parking your car outside the flood zone is also advised.

Storing valuables up high, including electrical devices, important documents and furniture, and turning off gas, water and electricity supplies is also advised.

If you find yourself trapped in a building by floodwater, always go to to the highest level in the building you are in - but avoid attic spaces to not be trapped by rising water.

Only go to a roof if necessary, and call 999 and wait for help if needed.

3. Is it safe for you to drive?

It is safer not to drive in these conditions, but if you must drive, the MEt Office advises to slow down, try using main roads, and use dipped headlights.

Giving yourself more time to react on slippery surfaces and keeping a bigger gap between vehicles can also make you more safe on the roads.

4. What about flood water?

According to the Met Office,  is not safe to drive or walk or swim through floodwater, and you should avoid it where possible.

5. Thinking about your neighbours

Helping to protect the vulnerable people, including older people, those with underlying conditions and those who live alone, is important in areas with flood risks.

Also, always be prepared for weather warnings to change quickly. When a weather warning is issued, stay up to date with the weather in your area.