Met Office warns flooding 'likely' as 36-hour weather warning issued ahead of torrential rain in Greater Manchester
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning ahead of torrential rain hitting Greater Manchester - with flooding 'likely' in some parts of our region.
The 36-hour warning is set to come into place at 6am tomorrow morning (Tuesday) and will last until 6pm on Wednesday. Forecasters predict heavy downpours in our region this afternoon, for most of tomorrow and into Wednesday morning.
The rain warning covers most of Greater Manchester including Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Salford Tameside and the city centre. A yellow warning has also been issued for parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Wales.
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In the areas covered by the warning, forecasters predict 'flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely'. Bus and train services are expected to be affected by the heavy rain, with disruption also expected on the roads.
In a statement, the Met Office said: "Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, will affect many parts of the UK on Tuesday and Wednesday. The heaviest and most persistent rainfall during this period is expected to affect the high ground of northwest England, northwest Wales and south Wales.
"Over the course of this 36 hours in these areas, 50-100 mm of rainfall is likely to accumulate widely, with as much as 150-200 mm in some locations."
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