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Preston and Lancashire braced for Storm Aiden throughout Sunday and Monday morning

Posted on - 31st October, 2020 - 3:39pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Walking with an umbrella past Preston's red phone boxes on Market Street Pic: Paul Melling
Walking with an umbrella past Preston’s red phone boxes on Market Street Pic: Paul Melling

The Met Office has updated its warning of strong winds and heavy rain to lash Preston and Lancashire from Sunday lunchtime onwards.

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Remnants of Storm Aiden will continue the period of unsettled weather the city has seen throughout half-term week.

Persistent heavy rain is expected under the yellow weather warning, which runs from 12noon on Sunday (1 November) until 8am on Monday (2 November).

The Met Office say there is a risk of ‘further flooding’ for the North West during that time period.

Homes and businesses could be flooded and strong winds may cause damage to some buildings.

Leyland Road in Penwortham saw flooding during heavy rain on Thursday Pic: Blog Preston
Leyland Road in Penwortham saw flooding during heavy rain on Thursday Pic: Blog Preston

Travel disruption is expected with spray and flooding causing difficult driving conditions.

Read more: Here for Humanity group walking from RPH to Alder Hey

Here’s the weather forecast for Preston throughout Sunday and Monday

Sunday morning – A 74% chance of rain during the early part of Sunday morning, it will ease slightly by 10am and remain overcast through lunchtime.

Sunday afternoon – Between a 26% to 58% chance of rain worsening throughout the afternoon with heavy rain in the late afternoon.

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Sunday evening – Temperatures rise up towards 15 degrees, with the highest temperatures of the day due around midnight at 16 degrees. A 90% chance of rain and winds pick up to 40mph gusts at 11pm.

Monday morning – A 25% chance of rain and strong winds will make driving conditions difficult, some flickers of sunshine as we head further on in the morning.

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