Cheshire hit with six-hour rain warning as 'flooding possible'

-Credit: (Image: Ian Cooper)
-Credit: (Image: Ian Cooper)


Meteorologists have issued a yellow warning for rain for parts of Cheshire. The alert came in at 4am this morning for northern parts of the county and will last until 10am.

It comes as the UK continues to be hit with conditions far removed from what families may expect for July. The yellow alert takes in areas such as Widnes and Warrington and moves north into Merseyside.

The Met Office has said that 'slow-moving heavy showers' could cause some travel disruption along with flooding this morning. Temperatures will also be in the mid-teens too in what is shaping up to be a grim Sunday.

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But things could improve tomorrow with sunshine and temperatures creeping back up for parts of the county. Chester will see a high of 20C as will places like Crewe to the south of Cheshire.

The rest of the week looks like it will still in the high teens and will dry up closer to next weekend.

Met Office's UK long-range forecast

July 11 - July 20: "A brief period of more widely settled weather looks fairly probable to close out the working week and into the start of the weekend. Many places should see a day or two of fine weather with some sunny spells, albeit on the cool side for July. Thereafter a transition back to rather more changeable conditions looks most likely, though with northwest-southeast split in fortunes.

"Northwestern areas will probably see more in the way of cloud and rain, whereas southeastern parts stand a better chance of longer periods of dry weather. However, some rain may extend further southeast across all parts of the UK at times. Temperatures will probably pan out close to average overall, though some warmer weather is possible in the south coincident with drier, sunnier periods."

July 21 - August 4: "As can often be the case at this time of year, predictability at this range is low. There are some signs of a slightly greater than normal chance of a more prolonged settled spell developing at some point during the period, at least for a time, and perhaps more likely in the south.

"However, by the same token further, perhaps shorter, unsettled interludes are probable too. Above average temperatures overall, and drier than average conditions overall, are very slightly favoured."

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