Met Office issues yellow weather warning for rain covering whole region

Yellow weather warning in place for heavy rain on Teesside
Yellow weather warning in place for heavy rain on Teesside -Credit:Teessidelive

Teessiders should have their brollies ready after the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain.

The forecast for throughout Wednesday says the downpours across the North East could see up to 150mm of water falling in some upland areas. Rain is expected to hit between 00.15am Wednesday and 6am on Thursday, with the Met Office saying the rain might cause some flooding and disruption to travel.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "An area of rain is expected to develop across eastern and central England and then move north-westwards to affect northern England and north Wales during Wednesday afternoon. The area of rain could then become slow moving, heavy and persistent, especially over north facing hills, before clearing during Thursday morning.

"There is a lot of uncertainty over exactly where the heaviest rain will occur. Many places will see 30-40mm of rain, while a few areas may receive 60-80mm. There is also a small chance that a few upland areas could see much higher totals, in the order of 100-150mm."

What To Expect:

  • Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings

  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life

  • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible

  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

  • Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads

Residents are being urged to consider preparing a flood plan and an emergency flood kit. They are advised to give themselves the best chance of avoiding delays by checking road conditions if driving, or bus and train timetables, amending travel plans if necessary.

The spokesperson said: "People cope better with power cuts when they have prepared for them in advance. It's easy to do; consider gathering torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items."

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