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Met Office extend heavy rain warning for the weekend

Posted on - 26th July, 2019 - 11:06am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Storm clouds over Preston Pic: Stephen Melling
Storm clouds over Preston Pic: Stephen Melling

Warnings of heavy rain and flash flooding have been extended.

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The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning, its lowest level, saying there would be heavy rain from Saturday mid-day onwards.

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Now they have revised the warning and extended it for a further three hours.

Heavy rain is expected in Preston and Lancashire from 9am on Saturday (27 July).

Travel disruption is expected due to the strength of the downpours.

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The warning is in force until 3pm on Sunday (28 July).

A Met Office spokesman said: “Heavy rainfall may lead to surface water and flooding in a few places and travel disruption.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

“There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater.

“Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

“Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.”

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