Met Office issues yellow weather warning for Northumberland as heavy rain set to hit
Temperatures may be on the rise this week, but the Met Office have just issued a yellow weather warning for Northumberland as heavy rain is on its way.
Heavy and persistent rainfall on Friday will begin to move north on Saturday (October 13), extending the potential flooding risk.
This heavy rain is associated with an intense weather system affecting western parts of the UK, which will become slow moving for a time, bringing prolonged rainfall and the potential for surface water flooding.
Areas of high ground exposed to the south and south west will be most affected, with the potential for over 60 mm of rain in 12 hours in the most exposed locations, and over 100 mm by the end of the day.
This rain is expected to be accompanied by strong winds, which when combined with high tides could lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves.
These winds may then increase autumnal leaf fall, which would increase the potential for blocked drains and culverts, heightening the flooding risk.
The weather warning is currently in place from 00.00 to 23.59pm on Saturday (October 13), with Northumberland set to be impacted by this heavy rain.
What to expect from this yellow weather warning for Northumberland:
-There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
-There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
-Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
-Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
-There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads