Met Office Warns of Heavy Rain & Flooding in the North East
Met Office warns of heavy rain and potential flooding in the North East. The yellow warning will be in place from 4pm on Thursday until 2pm on Friday.
The yellow warning will be in place from 4pm on Tuesday until 2pm on Friday and travel disruption is expected.
It covers areas in the region including County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside and Northumberland.
The Met Office said: “Rain will become heavy and persistent during Thursday evening, overnight and into Friday morning.
“Widely 30-40 mm of rain is likely with spots of 50-70 mm in places. These higher totals are most likely over the high ground of the North York Moors.”
What to expect:
There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater with homes and businesses flooded, causing damage to some buildings
There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer and there there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services as well as road closures
There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses