Met Office upgrades heavy rain weather warning for Yorkshire to amber

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The Met Office has upgraded a warning of heavy rain for Yorkshire to amber.

The alert came into place at noon on Wednesday and runs until 12.00 BST on Thursday.

The Met Office had previously issued a yellow warning for the region, including Doncaster.

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A Met Office spokesman said: “Rain will become heavy and persistent later Wednesday and Thursday with flooding and disruption likely.

The Met Office has upgraded its alert for heavy rain for Yorkshire to amber.The Met Office has upgraded its alert for heavy rain for Yorkshire to amber.
The Met Office has upgraded its alert for heavy rain for Yorkshire to amber.

“Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely.

"Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life.

"Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

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“A good chance some communities will be cut off by flooded roads

Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely.”

The alert is also in place for the East Midlands, North West England and Wales.

Further updates and forecasts can be found at the Met Office website HERE

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