‘Danger to life’ amber warning raised for Derbyshire

The Met Office has issued a 'danger to life' amber warning and yellow weather warning for some parts of Derbyshire for the next three days as heavy rain is predicted to fall over the county.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 9:48 am
Updated Monday, 18th January 2021, 9:49 am

Heavy downpours are forecast across Buxton and Glossop from 6am on Tuesday morning until midnight on Wednesday night for up to 120mm in parts of the southern Pennines and northern Peak District.

The amber weather warning, which includes Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Wakefield, will see the possibility of some flooding due to heavy rainfall combined with some snowmelt across the hills.

Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong, said: “A wide area of rainfall will move across central parts of the UK on Monday evening and bring heavy rain for the following 36-48 hours.

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'Danger to life' amber warning has been issued for some parts of Derbyshire.

"The rain will be heaviest across western facing hills, in particular parts of the southern Pennines and northern Peak District where we could see up to 120mm over the course of the warning period with 40-70mm of rain widely across the whole Amber area.

“Heavy rain will impact the whole of England and Wales by Wednesday with Yellow warnings for rain in force.

"By Thursday 100-150mm of rain could fall over high ground in Wales and Northern England.

"As well as rainfall, rapid snow melt will add to these accumulations, adding 5-10mm in the worst affected areas."

The Met Office has also raised a yellow weather warning for Chesterfield as heavy rain is predicted over the town over the next three days.

Heavy downpours are forecast across the town from Tuesday (January 19) until Thursday (January 21) with warning of potential flooding.

The forecasters also warned the public that the spells of prolonged and heavy rain may lead to flooding and disruption to travel in places.

On Monday, the day is expected to start off fine but will be cloudier in the Peak District with patchy rain but will possibly turn drier with some sunny spells into the afternoon with a maximum temperature of 7°C.

Tuesday will likely be very wet more likely in the north with persistent and occasionally heavy rain stalling over the region with a maximum temperature of 11°C.

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