More warnings of rain and flooding

Rain: Cyclists in Preston

Rain: Cyclists in Preston

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A warning for wet weather across Lancashire has been extended by forecasters.

Met Office experts extended their warning of more possible flash flooding, with heavy downpours expected on Wednesday and Thursday.

Forecasters said 15-25mm of rain could fall within an hour, with yellow warnings in place on both days.

They said showers were moving slowly, meaning places were getting “stuck” underneath them.

Met Office forecasters are warning of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel where downpours occur.

They are also warning of lightning causing an additional hazard, and said, on Thursday, the rise in temperatures could again trigger slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Warnings are in place from 10am until 9pm on Wednesday, and from 10am until 10pm Thursday.

It said the torrential rain would bring a risk of flash flooding, particularly if across urban areas.