Met Office issues 12-hour weather warning for heavy rain in Derbyshire

The Met Office says there is a chance of disruption in Derbyshire over the weekend due to heavy rainfall.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 1:52 pm

Forecasters have issued a yellow warning for the county, which will be in place from 12noon until midnight on Sunday, September 19.

Heavy showers may lead to localised flooding and disruption to transport.

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The Met Office says there is a chance of disruption in Derbyshire over the weekend due to heavy rainfall. Image: Pixabay.

The Met Office said: “A band of rain and heavy, thundery showers will slowly drift east through Sunday before becoming slow moving over the highlighted area later in the day.

"Where these showers become slow moving, 30 to 40 mm of rain could fall in a relatively short time leading to surface water flooding and transport disruption.”

A yellow weather warning means there is also a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads.

And there is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses, The Met Office says.