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Yellow weather warning
Yellow weather warning
Warning details for UK
Periods of heavy rain may lead to flooding and disruption to transport.
What to expect
- Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
- Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
- Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
- Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
- Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
Reason for update
Impact matrix now low likelihood of medium impacts. Updates to text and to map to include additional areas of northwest England and south Wales.
Periods of heavy rain are expected to develop across Wales and northwest England during Thursday and Friday. Accumulations of 30-40 mm can be expected widely, whilst areas of higher ground exposed to strong southwesterly winds are likely to see 50-80 mm. The heaviest rainfall is expected to be across the hills and mountains of northwest Wales and Cumbria where 100-150 mm of rainfall is possible by the end of Friday.
Warning impact matrix
Regions and local authorities affected:
- Blackburn with Darwen
- Cheshire East
- Cheshire West and Chester
- Greater Manchester
- Blaenau Gwent
- Isle of Anglesey
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Neath Port Talbot
- Rhondda Cynon Taf
- Vale of Glamorgan
- North Yorkshire
- West Yorkshire
What do the warning colours mean?
- Dangerous weather is expected and, if you have not done so already, you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the severe weather.
- It is very likely that there will be a risk to life, with substantial disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure.
- There is an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather, which could potentially disrupt your plans.
- This means there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property.
- Yellow warnings can be issued for a range of weather situations.
- It is important to read the content of yellow warnings to determine which weather situation is being covered by the warning.