Heavy rain for Harrogate district as tail end of Storm Sebastien hits

The Harrogate district is set for yet more heavy rain as the tail end of a tropical storm hits this week.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 3:37 pm
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 3:38 pm

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain in the district from 6am on Wednesday, November 27 to 6am on Thursday, November 28.

The tail end of tropical storm Sebastien is set to hit the country tomorrow (Tuesday), with wet weather travelling north on Wednesday.

A yellow weather warning for rain has been put in place for the district on November 27-28.

The Met Office has said rain will turn heavy and prolonged at times leading to a risk of flooding in places.

What to expect

Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer

Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

A statement on the Met Office website reads: "Rain is expected to become more persistent during Wednesday and turn heavy at times. Many areas are likely to receive 20-30 mm of rain, with a few locations over higher parts of the Pennines and North Yorkshire Moors having 50 mm. The location of the heaviest and most persistent rainfall is still somewhat uncertain and the warning may be updated in the coming days."