Lancashire weather: The Met Office issues a 12-hour rain warning as the heatwave comes to an abrupt end

The Met Office has issued a 12-hour rain warning for parts of Lancashire as the September heatwave comes to an abrupt end.

Temperatures may have risen to near 30C in recent days, but are falling fast as autumn rain hits the county today (September 12). A yellow weather warning for rain has been in place from 1am to 1pm for wide areas of the North West, including Leyland, Chorley, West Lancashire, Southport, Greater Manchester and Liverpool.

Forecasters warn that 20 to 30mm of rain is likely to fall “very widely over about six hours” while some places could see “up to 40 to 50mm”. This can lead to flooding and travel disruption resulting in longer journey times.

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The Met Office warning said: “Rainfall is expected to become heavier and more persistent during the early hours of Tuesday, extending eastwards across north-east Wales, the north Midlands, parts of northern England and Lincolnshire. Rainfall will range from 20 to 30 mm.” “. It will likely be widespread in about six hours, perhaps reaching 40 to 50 mm in a few places.

“This will likely cause some flooding and disruption in some locations. The rain will likely become heavier Tuesday afternoon.”

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain

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