Updated: Yellow warning of rain affecting South West England


Yellow warning for South West England

Between 00:00 (UTC) on Sat 31 Oct 2020 and 14:00 (UTC) on Sat 31 Oct 2020


Periods of heavy rain on Saturday may lead to flooding and disruption to transport. Rain clearing later.

What to expect

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely

What should I do?

Updated: 11:32 (UTC) on Fri 30 Oct 2020

Further details

Further spells of heavy rain are expected during Saturday morning, clearing during the afternoon. An additional 20-30 mm can be expected widely with 40-60 mm across higher ground, possibly 80 mm in the wettest places. Strong winds are likely, with potential for leaf fall to slow drainage and so exacerbate flooding in places.

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Reason for update

Warning extended into southwest England, end time brought forward, and expected impact level reduced.

Regions and local authorities affected

North West England

  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Cheshire East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Halton
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Warrington

South West England

  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Plymouth
  • Somerset
  • Torbay


  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Powys
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Wrexham

Yorkshire & Humber

  • North Yorkshire