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New weather warning for heavy rain issued for Preston and Lancashire as flood warnings remain in force

Posted on - 2nd November, 2020 - 11:03am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
The River Ribble at London Road is currently running very high. Pic: Shane King.

A yellow weather warning has been issued after a weekend of downpours in Preston.

Further heavy rain is expected on Monday (2 November) from 3pm, which may cause further flooding across the area.

People across Preston are being told to expect flooding, increased journey times and spray and flooding on the roads, according to the warning from the Met Office.

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The yellow weather warning is in place until 11:59pm tonight.

Showers are expected to become heavier and more frequent through the afternoon and merge into a period of more prolonged heavy rain this evening, before clearing away northwards.

Many areas are likely to see a further 15 to 20 mm of rain. A few places, particularly over hills, may see a further 30 to 50 mm of rain, with this falling onto saturated ground which may lead to further flooding.

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