Flood warning as north east forecast for over 24 HOURS of rain

A warning for flooding has been issued for the north east.

While some is possible today (Monday), expected heavy rainfall could cause flooding tomorrow and Wednesday.

A warning from Sepa says: "Significant localised flooding from rivers and surface water is possible in the north and east from late Tuesday and on Wednesday due to heavy rain.

"Property flooding, flooding of roads and disruption to infrastructure is possible.

"There is a possibility of some localised impacts from surface water and small watercourses in the north east on Monday due to heavy showers.

"Some localised impacts are also possible in the south on Tuesday."

It also says there could be a danger to life and possible damage to buildings.

The Met Office has a yellow warning in place from 10pm tomorrow until the end of the day on Wednesday.

It forecasts as little as 20 millimetres or as much as 90 millimetres of rain during that time.

It says those at risk of flooding should prepare a flood plan and emergency kit.

It's warning also says: "Rain becoming heavy and slow moving leading to impacts on travel and infrastructure.

"There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.

"There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

"Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

"Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads and  of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life."

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