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Preston weather warning: Heavy rain returns but snow warning withdrawn

Posted on - 11th December, 2015 - 9:08pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
The Ribble has burst its banks along parts of the Guild Wheel

The Ribble bursting its banks along a section of the Guild Wheel in November

Preston is set to be lashed with heavy rain once more on Saturday.

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The Met Office says there is a risk of some localised flooding due to already saturated ground after a very wet November.

A warning of heavy rain is in force from 8am on Saturday to 8pm.

The chief forecaster states: “An area of low pressure, associated with a sharp north-south temperature contrast, is expected to move eastwards across central Britain on Saturday. This has the potential to produce 20 to 40 mm rainfall quite widely, and locally 60 mm on high ground.

“Gale force winds will also be a feature south of the low track. This development is still associated with uncertainty, especially regarding the track and timing of the depression – this will probably affect the details of strong winds and snow more than the rainfall. The warning will be kept under review.”

An earlier warning of snow in Lancashire was recalled, with the Met Office saying it will now only affect the Eastern side of Lancashire and further to the North.

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