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Heavy rain warning for Preston

Posted on - 19th February, 2022 - 8:08pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Preston News, Preston weather, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
Rainy Preston Docks Pic: Tony Worrall
Rainy Preston Docks Pic: Tony Worrall

The Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain in Preston on Sunday (20 February).

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The yellow warning, which lasts all day until 6pm, covers much of the north west of England.

Travel could be affected as spray and flooding is expected to lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures, causing delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

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There is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

While less likely, there is also the chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.

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A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “An area of heavy rain will affect parts of north west England on Sunday and become slow-moving for a time with some very heavy rain, especially over high ground.

“The duration and intensity of the rainfall could bring widespread totals of 20 to 40 mm, but some exposed sites may see 60 to 80 mm on Sunday – however – this will fall on to already-saturated ground.

“The rain should clear south by Sunday evening.”


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