The past two days have seen some exceptional rainfall across the UK, with the heaviest and most persistent rain falling in the North West of England, parts of Northern Ireland and parts of southern Scotland.
Across this area there have been fairly widespread rainfall totals of about 25-50mm of rain in the past 24 hours – from 10am yesterday (22 June) to 10am this morning.
However, some spots saw even more rain in the same period. Here are the wettest places in the past 24 hours:
Blencathra, Cumbria – 93.8mm
Keswick, Cumbria – 88.6mm
Stonyhurst, Lancashire – 74.4mm
Levens Hall, Cumbria – 58.2mm
Morecambe, Lancashire – 57mm
Walney Island, Cumbria – 55.8mm
Preston, Lancashire – 54.8mm
Myerscough, Lancashire – 52.2mm
Bingley, West Yorkshire – 50.2mm
This is in line with the yellow and amber Severe Weather Warnings issued by the Met Office for yesterday’s rain, which forecast 25-50mm of rain across a wide area and up to 100mm possible in some spots.
Rainfall has eased this morning, however heavy rain is expected to sweep in across the UK later this evening and into tomorrow morning and the Met Office has issued further weather warnings.
Later on Sunday the weather is expected to improve, giving way to a drier and brighter start to the week with sunny spells and improving temperatures.