Met Office issues weather warning for Storm Debby to hit Preston

Posted on - 12th August, 2018 - 3:48pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather

A stormy looking Preston Docks at sunset Pic: Donna Clifford

A moody sky on Preston Docks on Saturday evening Pic: Donna Clifford

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Preston as Storm Debby prepares to hit.


According to the Met Office, the thunderstorm is likely to arrive between 12pm (12noon) – 10pm on Sunday (12 August).

Heavy downpours are expected to break out in the afternoon throughout Lancashire.

In areas of torrential rain, as much as 20 – 30mm of rain could fall within an hour, or 40mm in two – three hours.

Lighting, hail and gusty winds are also set to arrive during the storm.

Met Office issue yellow weather warning for Preston

The Met Office is warning people that there might be a small chance homes and business could become flooded.

Transport may also be affected, with a chance of delays or cancellations to trains.

Some road closures could occur and driving conditions may become difficult.

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There is also a slight chance that power cuts could occur and some services to homes and business may be lost.

For more updates on traffic and travel in Preston during Storm Debby, join the Facebook group here.

What do you think about Storm Debby hitting the city? Do you have plans for Sunday? Let us know in the comments below

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