More flooding could be on the way Cheshire following Met Office warnings | Knutsford Times

More flooding could be on the way Cheshire following Met Office warnings

By on August 3, 2019

The Met Office have said that there is potential for more flooding in Cheshire as a new Yellow weather warning is issued for the north west.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely on Sunday.

The Yellow warning is in place for the north west on Sunday between midday and 10pm. Cheshire East is among the areas which could be affected by flooding.

The new warning comes just days after the region was battered by heavy rainfall, causing several properties and roads to flood and Cheshire Fire and Rescue service to be called out to over 40 flood-related incidents.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were called out to over 40 incidents this week.

For Sunday the Met Office have warned of the following:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater and lightning strikes.
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads.

Showers may become slow-moving over some locations and could receive 30-40 mm of rainfall in one or two hours.

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Lucy Thorpe is a freelance journalist who writes for the Knutsford Times - covering stories and news in and around Cheshire and Greater Manchester. If you've got a story to share, or would like to speak to Lucy, please email news@knutsfordtimes.co.uk

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