Wet start to Easter weekend

Picture shows flooding on the slip road on the M6 near Chorley, Lancs. Wind-battered Britain is now on flood alert with rain storms threatening to carry on through the Easter weekend in Lancashire with much of the North West of England to be covered in rain.''Thomas Temple/rossparry.co.uk

Picture shows flooding on the slip road on the M6 near Chorley, Lancs. Wind-battered Britain is now on flood alert with rain storms threatening to carry on through the Easter weekend in Lancashire with much of the North West of England to be covered in rain.''Thomas Temple/rossparry.co.uk

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The Easter weekend has got off to a wet start for central Lancashire residents - but things are set to improve.

This morning heavy rain battered large areas of the county resulting in flooded roads, including a slip road on the M6 near Chorley.

Experts at the MET Office say the rest of the day will be cloudy with further outbreaks of rain and fog patches will affect hilly and coastal areas.

Overnight, southern and eastern areas will remain cloudy with some hill fog and the odd patch of drizzle, but elsewhere it will become generally dry with some clear spells.

Tomorrow most places will have a dry day. Some sunny intervals will develop, with a maximum temperature of 11C.

The rest of the Bank Holiday weekend and into Tuesday will be largely dry and settled. The wind will remain light and it will feel warmer thanks to some sunshine.