‘Danger to life’ warning issued by Met Office amid flood alert and ‘severe’ yellow rain

A ‘danger to life’ alert is in place across Greater Manchester amid a ‘severe’ yellow weather warning from the Met Office. Forecasters have issued the alert across the region and much of northern England for the next few days.

Heavy downpours are forecast to hit the region overnight into Wednesday morning (May 22), with a yellow rain warning also in place on Thursday (May 23).

Forecasters warn that heavy rain could cause flooding and travel disruption in some areas, and the alert covers the entire region, as well as much of northern England and the Midlands.

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The rain is also likely to cause difficult driving conditions and flooding which could lead to some road closures, possible cancellations of public transport services and “deep or fast-flowing, life-threatening flooding”, the Met Office said.

Communities could be isolated by flooded roads, and homes and businesses may also be flooded, causing damage to buildings.

Weather warning issued for Greater Manchester and parts of the UK

The warning comes into force from 00:15 on Wednesday morning and will last until 06:00 on Thursday. According to forecasters, lighter showers are expected in our region throughout the morning before the showers become heavy during the afternoon. Showers are expected until Thursday morning as rain clouds sweep across much of England.

On Wednesday, an area of ​​low pressure will approach the UK from the east, bringing heavy and, in some places, prolonged rain. The precise track of the low pressure will determine how far west of the UK the heavy rain will reach.