Alan Goodman from the Met Office sent us the following message:
I am enclosing today’s Flood Guidance Statement (FGS) which now has Lancashire and Cumbria on Yellow (Low) flood risk on all five days this week with the exception of Wednesday. This reflects an increased risk of flooding due to potential contributions from rivers, the sea and surface water. The commentary in the FGS explains the flood risk further.
As for the revised state of severe weather warnings the following are now in place for some part of the region;
1) Yellow Warning for rain, valid 1800 this evening to 0900 tomorrow morning which alludes to the possibility of localised flooding from rivers or from excess surface water.
2) Yellow Warning for snow, valid 0300 Tuesday morning to 0300 Wednesday morning which details the risk of snow in showers descending to very low levels tomorrow and tomorrow night with the risk of up to 10cm on hills and even the risk of some temporary slushy accumulations at low levels. There is still a signal for some potentially very difficult travelling conditions across higher parts of north and east Cumbria for a time tomorrow night with a mixture of heavy wet snow and strong SW winds.
A full update on the evolving situation will be issued tomorrow,
Met Office Regional Advisor – NW England