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Weather hits Lancashire events

Youngsters buffeted by windy weather

Youngsters buffeted by windy weather

Environmental bosses have warned people in the north-west to be on their guard for coastal flooding.

The north of England and Scotland will be hit by more wind and rain over the coming days, the Environment Agency said.

Several events were hit by the weather in Lancashire this weekend, including the Beer and Cider Festival at Cuerden Valley Park, which had to be cancelled on Sunday, and Preston North End’s women’s team’s fixture against FC Utd, which was called off.

The line-up at Blackpool Airshow also had to be modified because of weather conditions.

Neil Davies, Environment Agency Flood Risk Manager, warned people to be on their guard because of the adverse weather.

He said: “These heavy showers may lead to localised surface water flooding in some parts of England. The rainfall is accompanied by strong westerly winds, with speeds of up to 70mph in the North East later today.

“The combination of these gusty conditions with high spring tides bring a risk of spray and wave overtopping leading to a risk of localised coastal flooding along parts of the south-west, north-west and north-east coasts of England.”

 

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