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Heavy rain weather warning issued for Preston after Christmas Day

Posted on - 24th December, 2023 - 11:45am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, Roads, Transport
Rainy Preston Docks Pic: Tony Worrall
Rainy Preston Docks Pic: Tony Worrall

A yellow weather warning covering Preston has been issued by the Met Office for the coming week.

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The warning, which runs from midnight until 3pm on Wednesday (December 27), says that the forecast heavy rain brings the potential of travel disruption and flooding.

Preston is covered by the warning but it is not where the heaviest rain is likely to fall and the overall impact of the weather should be low. However, the warning states there is likely to be spray and flooding on roads, that there could be interruption to some power supplies and that there is greater potential for delays to public transport than usual.

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A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Outbreaks of heavy rain will move northeastwards across England and Wales during Wednesday. Across the warning area 20-30 mm of rain is expected to accumulate quite widely.

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“Across south facing slopes of Dartmoor and the Dorset Downs, the western Pennines and parts of the Lake District, 40-60 mm is likely during this period. The greatest totals will probably be across the high ground of south and west Wales, where 70-90 mm of rain could develop. Strong winds will likely exacerbate any impacts from the rain.

“Snow is also likely for a time across the higher Pennines, although this will turn to rain later.”

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