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.

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.

Hide Ad

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."

Hide Ad

Here's what to expect:

- A few homes and businesses flooded

Hide Ad
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

Hide Ad

- Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer

Read More
Preston residents' flooding fears addressed over plans for 210 new homes
Hide Ad

It is thanks to our loyal readers that we can continue to provide the trusted news, analysis and insight that matters to you.

For unlimited access to our unrivalled local reporting, you can take out a subscription HERE and help support the work of our dedicated team of reporters.