Yellow warning for heavy rain in parts of Preston and South Ribble

Posted on - 9th March, 2020 - 3:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Monday’s yellow warning covers the easten parts of Preston Pic: The Met Office
The warning map shows most of Preston escaping the heavy rain Pic: The Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the eastern parts of Preston and South Ribble.


The warning, which is in place from 6pm today (Monday 9 March) until 12pm on Tuesday 10 March, is for heavy rain leading to a chance of some flooding and travel disruption.

The Met Office’s map shows towns and villages including Longridge, Grimsargh and Samlesbury could be affected.

The Met Office says rain, heavy at times, will arrive from the west later on Monday and persist until Tuesday late morning or early afternoon. 20 to 40 mm rain is likely to fall widely, with a chance of 50 to 70 mm in a few places over higher ground. Given saturated ground and high river levels, this may be enough for some flooding and disruption.

Storm clouds over Preston Pic: Stephen Melling
Storm clouds over Preston Pic: Stephen Melling

Homes and businesses could be flooded with damage being caused to the buildings. There could be delays or cancellations to public transport services. Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures. Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads and possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.

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