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Preston weather warning means heavy rain and could lead to flooding

Posted on - 21st May, 2024 - 10:50am | Author - | Posted in - Chorley News, Fylde News, Preston News, Preston weather, Ribble Valley News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport, Wyre News
Rain creating a risk of spray on a road in South Ribble. Pic: Blog Preston
Rain creating a risk of spray on a road in South Ribble. Pic: Blog Preston

Heavy rain and the potential for flooding is forecast for Preston, according to a new warning from the Met Office.

A yellow weather warning for rain is in place from just after midnight tomorrow (22 May) until 6am on Thursday morning (23 May).

The warning states that heavy rain could lead to flooding, more delays than usual to public transport and damage to buildings. A yellow weather warning is the lowest warning available to the Met Office.

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The warning states: “An area of rain is expected to develop across eastern and central England and then move northwestwards to affect northern England and north Wales during Wednesday afternoon.

“The area of rain could then become slow moving, heavy and persistent, especially over north facing hills, before clearing during Thursday morning.”

The warning is in place for Preston, the whole of Lancashire and much of north and eastern England.

Dan Rudman, deputy chief meteorologist for the Met Office, said: “Low pressure is going to influence our weather from the middle of this week, bringing some heavy rain to parts of the UK.

“Eastern areas are most likely to see the highest rainfall accumulations, though this will depend on the precise positioning of the low pressure. It is important to keep an eye on the forecast as the detail becomes clearer, and it is possible Severe Weather Warnings will also be issued.”

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