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Met Office warns of possibility of flooding in the King’s Sutton area

January 20th, 2021

Met Office Yellow Warning Map

The Met office has issued a Yellow warning of rain valid from now until 06:00 tomorrow morning. (MEDIUM likelihood of LOW impacts) covering the southwest corner of Northamptonshire

  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services possible

This afternoon further outbreaks of rain will continue to travel across the region from the west and southwest. However during the evening a weather front will work its way from west to east reaching the Pennines early to mid-evening and then Lincolnshire before midnight. The back edge of the rainfall will sweep out into the North Sea during the early hours with entrails of patchy wintry showers behind.

With regards to rainfall amounts, a further 20-30 mm of rainfall is possible across the region, with more than 50 mm over higher ground of the Pennines, bringing totals since Tuesday to possibly over 100 mm in the wettest spots. The rain may temporarily turn to heavy, wet snow as it clears, leading to a covering of 1-4 cm in places – may be more on high ground. Squally winds will accompany tonight’s area of precipitation especially on higher routes as it swings to blow from a mild southwesterly to a chilly northwesterly direction.

For all areas there will be a much quieter end to the night weatherwise and feeling quite chilly as we head into daylight tomorrow morning. Thursday itself will be a much less unsettled day perhaps with a scattering of wintry showers chiefly confined to west facing slopes of Derbyshire.

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