Derbyshire could be hit by floods, Met Office warns

Weather experts are warning of possible flooding in Derbyshire as a result of ‘heavy and persistent’ rain.

Monday, 4th October 2021, 10:45 am

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ alert of rain in the county.

The warning is valid between 2am and 11.59pm on Tuesday.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Rain, accompanied with strengthening winds, will move north and eastwards across the area early on Tuesday, becoming slow-moving over parts of northeast England and, later, also eastern England.

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The Met Office is warning of heavy rain in Derbyshire.

“15 to 30mm of rain is expected to fall quite widely.

“Over eastern and northeastern England, 40-50 mm of rain is likely to fall in some parts with 50-75 mm also possible in a few spots.”

What to expect, according to the Met Office

- A few homes and businesses could be flooded

- Bus and train services could be affected with journey times taking longer

- Spray and flooding on roads could make journey times longer