Heavy rain and flood warning issued for Yorkshire

A flood sign
The Met Office has predicted the warning will last until 06:00 BST on Thursday [PA Media]

Parts of Yorkshire could receive up to a month's worth of rain in just 36 hours this week.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning covering swathes of England between the early hours of Tuesday until 06:00 BST on Thursday.

The warning means to expect travel disruption with some communities facing being cut off due to flooding.

BBC Yorkshire's Paul Hudson said the rain was due to an "low pressure developing in the near continent".

The climate correspondent said the weather would move northwards overnight and could bring the high level of rain.

"Localised flooding is likely, but with river levels now flowing at normal levels and the land finally drying out following the wet winter and early spring, more widespread flooding is considered unlikely at this stage," he added.

A Met Office spokesperson said there was uncertainty over where in England the heaviest rain would fall.

"Many places will see 30-40mm of rain, while a few areas may receive 60-80mm.

"There is also a small chance that a few upland areas could see much higher totals, in the order of 100-150mm."

Flooding advice issued by the Met Office includes gathering torches and batteries in case of a power cut and having an "emergency flood kit".

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