Weather warning extended as deluge hits Lancashire

Reader Lee Parkinson sent this picture of a tornado at Parlick, near Chipping

Reader Lee Parkinson sent this picture of a tornado at Parlick, near Chipping

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Extremely high rainfall levels have been recorded in Lancashire as weather warnings remain in place.

By mid afternoon yesterday, 28.2mm of rainfall has been recorded in Myerscough.

Now the Met Office has extended a yellow warning for heavy rain until tonight across the North West.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Scattered heavy showers are expected to develop yet again on Thursday, and will lead to slow-moving downpours.

“Some locations will miss these downpours, but please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel where they do occur.

“Lightning could be an additional hazard.”

Earlier in the week flash floods hit some parts of the county, and on Tuesday night readers spotted what appeared to be a tornado near Chipping.