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Preston weather warning: Harsh winds expected to continue with possible flooding

Posted on - 17th November, 2015 - 9:02pm | Author - | Posted in - Weather
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Heavy wind predicted to continue

The Met Office has issued a warning that high levels of wind are likely to extend into tomorrow.

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Preston has been battered by high winds from Storm Barney over the past 24 hours and these are not likely to abate on Wednesday.

They are only expected to ease into the early hours of Thursday morning

The warning states that isolated blasts of between 50-60mph are likely with isolated gusts of 70mph also expected.

Commuters should be aware of potential disruptions to services as this level of wind could bring down trees or cause other damage.

There is also a chance that this could lead to heavy rain with the potential for flooding.

This is a continuation of the wet weather that saw the Ribble burst its banks at Walton-le-Dale.

The chief forecaster for the Met Office said: “Frequent showers or some longer spells of rain may lead to some localised surface water flooding, given the very wet state of the ground.”

Afternoon everyone! Barney has been at it again!! We’ve had a few reports regarding flooding in Preston. There following…

Posted by Preston Police on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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