THE Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain affecting North Yorkshire and much of the North East today.

The warning is in place from 6am tomorrow until midnight and could see “very heavy rainfall for some” leading to disruption.

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A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Whilst many will see a wet day on Tuesday, there is the chance of very heavy rainfall for some, leading to disruption.

  • Here’s what to expect with a yellow rain warning:
  • There is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer and the chance of cancellations
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer with some difficult driving conditions and the chance of road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads
  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

According to the forecast from Wednesday to Friday the rain, luckily, is not set to last as although it will be a damp start to Wednesday there will be “some brighter spells.”

The Met Office said: “A damp start but improving picture on Wednesday as rain clears. Remaining dry through Thursday, with some brighter spells.

“Rain arriving from the west overnight into Friday, becoming breezier.”

The full long-range forecast from Friday September 17 to Sunday September 26 reads: “Fine and dry to start across central and eastern areas on Friday. Outbreaks of rain, heavy in places, and strong winds across the northwest at first will gradually spread southeastwards through the day. 

“Through the weekend and beyond, there is a signal for mostly fine and dry weather across southern and eastern areas, with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells, but with the risk of overnight fog patches. 

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“Towards the northwest, perhaps cloudier with the chance of rain at times, which may spread south-eastwards to other areas.

There is also the possibility that these unsettled conditions may become more widespread across the UK. 

Overall, temperatures are likely to be near to above average, but with the chance of some cool nights particularly in the north.


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