Hour-by-hour weather forecast for Lancashire as three areas hit flood warnings

Hour-by-hour weather forecast for Lancashire as three areas hit flood warnings

Flood warnings remain in force in parts of Lancashire, with residents being warned to ‘brace’ for potential flooding.

It comes after several days of heavy rain in the wake of Storm Ciaran, and Met Office meteorologists say more rain is on the way for every area of ​​the province today (November 7). There are a total of 19 red flood warnings and 81 yellow flood alerts in force across the UK, including three in Lancashire.

An alert has been issued in Chorley for the River Lostock and the River Yarrow. The Environment Agency said this means flooding is “likely” in the area and residents should “prepare”.

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The alert covers the Rivers Yarrow, Lostock and other waterways from Whittle-le-Woods and Chorley to Croston, including Leyland, Coupole, Eccleston, Lostock Hall and Bamber Bridge. There is also a separate flood alert for West Lancashire covering the River Douglas and other waterways from Barbauld to Tarleton, including Rufford, Maudsley, Croston and Moss Side.

There is also a flood watch for the Upper River Douglas area from Horwich Star Vale to Appley Bridge including Adlington, Blackrod, Wigan, Standish and Gathurst. While the alerts cover three parts of Lancashire, the whole county will be affected by rain at different points of the day, with heavy rain expected in eastern areas this morning.

There are three areas covered by flood alerts today

Here is the Met Office hour-by-hour forecast for Preston, Chorley, Blackpool, Blackburn, Burnley and Lancaster:


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