Yellow weather warning issued for Bolton as more than 24 hours of rain set to hit

Met Office issue yellow weather warning for rain <i>(Image: Canva)</i>
Met Office issue yellow weather warning for rain (Image: Canva)

A yellow weather warning has been issued for more than 24 hours across the borough.

The Met Office has issued the warning for rain which will come into effect from the early hours of tomorrow, Wednesday May 21, at quarter past midnight and will remain in place until Thursday, May 22 at 6am.

Widely there is expected to be 30-40mm of rain, 60-80mm in some places and a small chance of 100-150mm in a few upland areas.

The Met Office has warned heavy rain may cause some flooding and disruption to travel.

People can expect to see some communities cut off by flooded roads with spray and flooding possibly leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings and fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life.

Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible.

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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, and this warning is likely to be updated.

“Many places will see 30-40 mm of rain, while a few areas may receive 60-80 mm.

“There is also a small chance that a few upland areas could see much higher totals, in the order of 100-150 mm.”


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