Posted: Thu 19th Oct 2023

Storm Babet: Met Office issues amber warning for heavy rain in Deeside

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 19th, 2023

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain for parts of Flintshire in anticipation of Storm Babet.

The storm is expected to bring persistent heavy rain, leading to a high likelihood of flooding and subsequent disruptions.

The amber warning which covers Deeside, most of Flintshire, Wrexham and Cheshire comes into force at 12pm on Friday and is in place until 6am on Saturday.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Following on from wet weather on Thursday, a further spell of persistent and at times heavy rain will affect parts of southeast Scotland and northern England during Friday, lasting into early Saturday.

“Widely 40-60 mm of rain is likely to fall, but the east-facing high ground from southeast Scotland to the Cheviots, south to the Peak District may see between 80 and 120 mm of rain locally. Strong easterly winds may exacerbate the impacts of the heavy rain.”

The Met Office website states:

  • Homes and businesses face the risk of flooding, potentially causing significant damage to buildings.
  • Fast-flowing or deep floodwaters pose a danger to life.
  • Some communities might find themselves isolated due to flooded roads.
  • Public transport, including trains and buses, may experience delays or cancellations.
  • Drivers are warned of spray and flooding, which could lead to challenging driving conditions and potential road closures.
  • The storm may also result in power cuts, affecting homes and businesses.

 

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