Preston warned of heavy rain throughout the weekend

Posted on - 25th July, 2019 - 10:57am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Leyland Road in Lower Penwortham after the deluge
Leyland Road in Lower Penwortham after a deluge

Preston is being told to brace for flash flooding during the weekend.


The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, the lowest level, for heavy bursts of rain from Saturday (27 July) lunchtime onwards.

As the city swelters in near-record temperatures the forecast is expected to change rapidly in the weekend.

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.”

Read more: New thunderstorm warning issued for Preston

The warning of heavy rain is in force from 12noon on Saturday until 3pm on Sunday (28 July).

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