Lancashire weather warning issued by Met Office as county to be hit by heavy and persistent rain

Date: 2021-10-04 09:54:37

Lancashire is set to be hit by heavy and persistent rain according to a new weather warning that has been issued.

The yellow weather warning, for rain, has been put in place by Met Office.

The warning is active between 2am and just before midnight on Tuesday (September 5).

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Lancaster, Clitheroe, Burnley, Longridge and Bacup are covered by the warning. Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool are not covered by the warning but can expect to see some wet weather.

The weather experts have warned that ‘heavy and persistent rain likely to lead to disruption to transport.’

They also said that homes and businesses could flood and journey times could take longer. People are advised to plan ahead and ensure they drive safely in the weather.

The yellow weather warning, for rain, has been put in place by Met Office

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Rain, accompanied with strengthening winds, will move north and eastwards across the area early on Tuesday, becoming slow-moving over parts of northeast England and, later, also eastern England.

“15-30 mm of rain is expected to fall quite widely. Over eastern and northeastern England, 40-50 mm of rain is likely to fall in some parts with 50-75 mm also possible in a few spots.”

What to expect

  • A few homes and businesses flooded
  • Bus and train services affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer

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