Warnings of more rainfall on the way for Lancashire

Flood defences in Ribchester
Flood defences in Ribchester
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More weather misery is in store for families across Lancashire as the Met Office issues further warnings for rain across the county.

Yellow “be aware” warnings are in place today and tomorrow, with the area at risk of flooding as the saturated ground struggles to cope with extra rainfall.

The warnings, for rain, are in place from 10am today until just before midnight, with another from 9am to 5pm tomorrow, and snow could fall on higher ground as temperatures plummet at the end of the week.

The Environment Agency has said flooding is possible in the county today and tomorrow, warning residents to remain alert.

Met Office spokesman Nicola Maxey said: “We are expecting another weather front to cross the UK today so that will bring another 20 to 25mm of rain, which isn’t an enormous amount but, because it’s falling onto already saturated ground, it could potentially cause further issues.

“There’s a possibility over higher grounds you could see up to 40mm, possibly 60mm in exposed areas. There is still some uncertainty about how far north the rainfall will go.”

A warning for gales today does not stretch to Lancashire, although more blustery weather has been predicted for tomorrow.

She said more rain would affect the county in the early hours of Friday morning, with the temperature expected to drop to about eight or nine degrees.

She said: “When we’ve had this fairly mild couple of weeks, there’s going to be a noticeable difference.”

Higher ground could also see some wintery showers.