Heavy rain expected in County Durham as weather warning is issued

By Maria Cassidy

Heavy rain likely to lead to some disruption in parts of County Durham as a weather warning is issued.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain with travel disruption and possible flooding expected.

The warning is in place from 6am to midnight on Tuesday.

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Whilst many in the region will see wet weather this week, Darlington, Durham and Hartlepool will mainly be affected by the heavy rainfall.

The Met Office has warned that thunder is likely and rainfall up of up to 70 mm in some places "leading to flooding and disruption."

The forecast states: "An area of rain is expected to move northeastwards across much of England on Tuesday, with thunder in a few places. 15-25 mm of rain is likely quite widely with up to 40 mm in a few places, leading to some flooding and disruption.

"However, there is a small chance that this rain will especially intense in a few places with 50-70 mm possible, and more significant disruption where this occurs.

"The rain will clear slowly northeastwards during the day, perhaps lasting into the night across parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire."

Here is the weather for the region for the next few days

Monday

Cloudy to start, particularly in the west. Patchy outbreaks of rain will then likely push north across the region in the morning, largely keeping to the west. The best of any dry spells toward the east coast. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Monday evening

Similar to the daytime, with a mostly cloudy spell and patchy outbreaks of rain. Rain most likely in the west with drier spells expected toward the east. Minimum temperature 10 °C.

Tuesday

A cloudy and damp start for most with patchy outbreaks of light rain. Cloud thickening as an area of heavy and persistent rain arrives from the south in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

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