Heavy and persistent rain set to hit Lancashire as Met Office issues weather warning

Parts of Lancashire are set to be hit by heavy and persistent rain, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning.

Monday, 4th October 2021, 3:19 pm

The yellow weather warning for rain covers Lancaster, Clitheroe, Burnley, Longridge and Bacup.

It will be active between 2am and 11.59pm on Tuesday, October 5.

Forecasters said 15-30mm of rain is expected to fall, bringing the risk of localised flooding and difficult driving conditions.

A spokesman for the Met Office added: "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."

Here's what to expect:

- A few homes and businesses flooded

Parts of Lancashire are set to be hit by heavy and persistent rain. (Photo by Vlad Chețan)

- Bus and train services affected with journey times taking longer

- Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer

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