Met Office issues weather warning for heavy rain in Northumberland as Storm Babet approaches
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A yellow weather warning is in place between 9pm on Wednesday, October 18 and 6am on Saturday, October 21.
The Met Office say: ‘While there is still some uncertainty in the details, there is the potential for periods of very heavy, possibly disruptive rainfall to develop on Thursday and perhaps continue into Saturday, although at times through this period the rain may ease.
‘The heaviest rainfall is likely to be across high ground in this region, although even some low lying more populated areas are likely to see some heavy rainfall also.
‘Widely 20-40 mm of rain is likely to fall, but some upland areas of northern England and southern Scotland could see as much as 70-100 mm of rain.
‘The rain may also be accompanied by some very strong southeasterly winds at times, which could exacerbate impacts.’