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  1. Amber Weather Warning -  Between 06:00 Tue 19 Jan 2021 and 12:00 Thu 21 Jan 2021

    The latest Met Office amber weather warning for significant heavy rain which is forecast from Tuesday morning through to Thursday. This area originally was over West Yorkshire but has now been extended northwards to cover Craven and north continuing into the Dales.

    Heavy rainfall combined with some snowmelt across the hills is likely to lead to flooding.

    What to expect
    Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
    Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing  danger to life
    Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
    Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
    A good chance some communities cut off by flooded roads
    Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely

    Further details
    Rain developing during Monday persists into Wednesday and Thursday, this rain associated with Storm Christoph. Rain will be heaviest and most persistent across western facing hills. Over 100 mm of rain is expected across the higher ground with the potential for 150-200 mm of rain in the most exposed areas.

    The rain will also lead to rapid melting of any remaining lying snow across the higher peaks adding to water entering the river network. Strong winds will accompany the rain at times and may add to travelling difficulties across higher and more exposed routes.

  2. Spells of prolonged and heavy rain may lead to flooding and disruption to travel in places.
    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

    Further details
    Several days of persistent, and occasionally heavy, rain are expected to affect the region as Storm Christoph affects the UK. The heaviest and most persistent rain is likely to be across
    Wales and the high ground of northern England. By early Thursday, 30-60 mm of rain is expected to have fallen widely across the warning area, with 100-150 mm over the high ground of Wales and northern England. Up to 200 mm is possible across parts of north Wales and northwest England.

    Melting snow across higher parts of the Pennines may exacerbate the potential for flooding