Lancashire is set to be battered by heavy rain with flooding of homes and businesses “likely”, the Met Office has warned.
The forecaster issued a yellow weather warning running through Monday evening and Tuesday morning. According to the service, Lancashire can expect “heavy rain likely to lead to flooding and travel impacts”.
Earlier in the day, a separate warning was issued of high winds expected to hit parts of the county on Wednesday, but a new alert has been issued to warn of expected precipitation.
Almost the entire county is affected by the rain warning, while Wednesday’s high winds are limited to a smaller area, including Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lancaster and Morecambe. Overnight, residents are warned to expect:
- Bus and train services likely affected with longer journey times
- Sea spray and flooding on the roads are likely to lengthen travel times
- Certain interruptions in power supply and other services may
- Flooding of some homes and businesses is likely
A Met Office spokesman said: “An area of rain will move north overnight, becoming heavy for a time before dissipating to the northeast on Tuesday morning. Although unlikely to many places see impacts, it is possible that the rain band will become slow for a time giving localized accumulations of 20-30mm in 2-3 hours and perhaps 40-50mm in 3-4 hours, this which could result in surface water impacts and transportation delays.