FURTHER weather warnings for the region have been issued as heavy rainfall could cause "significant flooding" across northern England.

The Met Office has extended a Yellow weather warning for strong winds and heavy rain for the North-East and parts of North Yorkshire on Friday, Saturday and Monday.

Between 8am and 8pm on Friday (February 21) strong winds are expected to cause disruption to road, rail, air and ferry transport across the region - heavy rain is expected in parts of County Durham and the Dales.

On Saturday (February 22), a weather warning is in place for strong winds and showers from 6am until 10pm that evening - heavy rain is again expected in parts of County Durham and the Dales.

Affecting much of the Dales and Teesdale, the Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for rain on Monday (February 24) between midnight and 3pm.

Earlier today, the Environment Agency warned of worsening conditions across the Pennines and parts of North Yorkshire

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'Flood risk'

Caroline Douglass, director of incident management at the agency, said residents should be aware of the continued "flood risk."

She said: "This is the third weekend we have seen exceptional river levels and stormy weather, and with the effects of climate change, we need to prepare for more frequent periods of extreme weather like this."

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What the Met Office has to say 

Met Office forecaster Grahame Madge said: "There is still heavy rain in the forecast, and some of this will be falling on areas already affected by flooding.

"The yellow warning is in place from Sheffield to North Yorkshire and beyond.

"We are expecting 20-30mm of rain widely across that area, with as much as 60-80mm in some places."

Yellow weather warnings for rain and wind remain in place throughout the week in the north of England.

At time of publication a total of 91 flood warnings and six threat-to-life severe flood warnings remained in place across England and Wales.