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Met Office ‘flood risk’ thunderstorm warning for Preston and Lancashire updated

Posted on - 28th July, 2021 - 11:21am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Past flooding in the Preston area Pic: Stephen Melling
Past flooding in the Preston area Pic: Stephen Melling

The Met Office says flash-floods could occur across Preston and Lancashire today and Thursday.

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Showers, often heavy with isolated thunderstorms, may become more frequent across northwest England during Wednesday evening and into Thursday.

The region is currently facing a yellow weather warning, meaning that spray and road flooding will likely make journey times longer. The flooding of a few homes and businesses is also likely, and bus and train services may be affected.

Read more: Hour-by-hour weather forecast as Preston and Lancashire thunderstorm warning remains 

Some places could see 15-20 mm of rain within an hour and as much as 40-60 mm over a six-hour period.

The news follows yesterday’s announcement that Preston and Lancashire will experience thunderstorms today, with buildings and homes at risk from lightning strikes.



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