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Preston rain warning as ‘localised flooding’ forecast

Posted on - 11th June, 2016 - 10:50am | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
The road and pavement covered in water in Lea Pic: Benny Mc'Nally

Heavy downpours in parts of Preston, and the North West, could see localised flooding¬†Pic: Benny Mc’Nally

Preston is set for a warm but wet weekend as heavy rain is expected to sweep in.

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The Met Office says ‘a moist, unstable air mass across most of England and Wales will again lead to the development of some heavy showers and localised thunderstorms.’

A yellow weather warning is in force from 11am on Saturday (11 June) to 8pm. It is withdrawn overnight and back in force from 11am to 9pm on Sunday (12 June).

Forecasters say between 15-40mm of rain could fall within a few hours, causing localised surface water flooding in urban areas.

The warning states: “Scattered, heavy downpours will develop today across England and Wales, turning thundery in places. Whilst many places will miss the worst, (some even staying dry) please be aware of the risk of localised surface water flooding and disruption to travel.”

Humidity is due to remain high, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 18 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 14 degrees.

A number of events may be affected by the rain, with Penwortham Gala, Ruffs Dog Show and Preston Carnival taking place on the Flag Market.

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