Heavy rain and flood warning issued for parts of Lancashire tonight

Residents in areas of Lancashire that suffered flooding during Tuesday's downpours are being warned to brace themselves for more flooding tonight.

By Colin Ainscough
Wednesday, 7th October 2020, 3:30 pm

Weather experts at the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain covering parts of the county from 9pm tonight (October 7) until 9am Thursday morning (October 8).

Following flooding in parts of Lancashire yesterday (Tuesday, October 6), more heavy rain is likely to hit central and southern parts of the county as well as parts of east Lancashire overnight.

Although there are currently no flood warnings in place, residents are still being warned that heavy rain could cause flooding and travel disruption.

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The warning covers areas of Lancashire that suffered flooding on Tuesday.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Rain, often heavy, developing over Wales early Wednesday evening and moving east across central and some northern parts of England overnight.

"As much as 40-60 mm of rain is likely to fall over some hills and mountains in Wales, with 20-30 mm quite widely elsewhere in Wales and also over some other parts of the warning area.

"Following recent very wet weather some travel disruption and flooding is likely."

Here is the hour-by-hour forecast for Lancashire from 9pm on October 7 until 9am October 8:

Heavy rain and flood warning issued for parts of Lancashire

9pm - 7% chance of rain

10pm - 18% chance of rain

11pm - 37% chance of rain

12pm - 57% chance of rain

1am - 76% chance of rain

2am - 89% chance of rain

3am - 95% chance of rain

4am - 98% chance of rain

5am - 94% chance of rain

6am - 82% chance of rain

7am - 68% chance of rain

8am - 52% chance of rain

9am - 30% chance of rain