Met Office weather warnings UPGRADED: 40mm of rain to bring damaging flooding TODAY

Met Office weather forecasters have extended yellow warnings today, as the UK deals with the remnants of Storm Francis. The country has dealt with a week of extremes, with two named storms emerging within a matter of days. Both pounded the country with thunderstorms, torrential downpours and gale-force winds, which pose a unique risk during summer.

Met Office forecasters have levelled two weather warnings over the UK today. 

The first is in place for the northeast coast, as one warning which dissipated over Newcaslte earlier this warning has now been replaced by another over Yorkshire. 

Forecasters said “persistent” rainfall could see up to 40mm (1.5 inches) poured out over the region.

The warning reads: “Further rainfall is expected during Friday; 15-25 mm will fall quite widely, with a few places seeing 30-40 mm, especially across the North York Moors.

“Following persistent rainfall overnight some disruption is possible.”

The northeast warning now applies to the following regions: 

North East England

  • Darlington
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Stockton-on-Tees

Yorkshire & Humber

  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • York

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