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Weather warning as Storm Callum heads for Preston

Posted on - 9th October, 2018 - 2:59pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Uncategorized

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with up to 48 hours of torrential rain forecast for Preston on Friday.

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Storm Callum is set to strike across the west of England, Wales and Scotland, bringing high winds, downpours and a risk of flooding.

Prestonians are advised to ‘be prepared’ as forecasters warn of a small chance of flooding and disruption to travel routes.

A Met Office spokesman said: “A zone of heavy rain associated with an intense weather system affecting western parts of the UK will become slow moving for a time, bringing prolonged rainfall and the potential for surface water flooding.

Read more:  Fallen trees as Storm Ali reaches Preston 

“The rain is expected to be accompanied by strong winds, which when combined with high tides may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves.

“In addition, these winds may increase autumnal leaf fall, which would increase the potential for blocked drains and culverts, heightening the flooding risk.”

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The news comes after forecasters predicted higher than average temperatures in the middle of the week, with temperatures set to hit the 20s in Preston.

Read more: River Ribble faces low levels during heatwave

Storm Callum is the third storm to have been named in 2018 after Storm Ali and Storm Bronagh.

The Met Office only names a storm when it carries an amber ‘be prepared’ or red ‘take action’ warning.

For up to date information and advice on Storm Callum, visit The Met Office website or follow them on Twitter.

 

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