UPDATE: Floods hit southport after heavy rain


Photo: Balmoral Drive 

After heavy rainfall throughout Christmas Day, forecasters put out their rain warning which they say will continue throughout tonight, and last until 11.45pm on Boxing Day night.

grange rd ots southportAbove: Grange Road, Flooding

Parts of Southport are already under water, Grange Road below is completely under water. A Resident quoted: “We have complained on three separate occasions about the drains being blocked, but I was told the services are to busy. What do we pay our Council tax for?”

50mm of rain is expected to fall on Southport on boxing day

verlum rd closedAbove:Verlum Road

malleeAbove: Mallee Crescent


What is a yellow weather warning?

A Yellow Warning means: “Severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you. Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities. The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.”

A more severe Amber Warning of Rain has been issued for parts of Lancashire and Cumbria on Boxing Day, which “could potentially disrupt plans and possibly cause travel delays, road and rail closures”.

Disruption is expected due to “river and surface water flooding” according to forecasters.

The chief forecaster said: “Rain, persistent and heavy at times, is expected to affect parts of northern England through much of Boxing Day.

“There remains uncertainty over the exact location and intensity of the heaviest rainfall, with continued signs of a slight southward shift in highest totals. 50 to 80mm of rain is likely over some of the high ground, and perhaps 120mm possible over the most exposed sites.

“Given current sensitivities, these rainfall amounts are likely to trigger some medium impacts.”


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