When the sun will return to Lancashire as rain to continue on Friday
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 19, 2020
Areas of Lancashire will be hit by heavy rain again as we round off a miserable week for weather.
Met Office meteorologists say that persistent and sustained downpours are likely to once again sweep across the county today (June 19) with another full day of rain.
Yesterday (June 18) saw showers plague the entire north west with rain beginning at 8am in some areas and continuing until early evening.
Thankfully the deluge wasn’t as damaging or persistent as Tuesday (June 16) when Blackburn with Darwen saw flooding across several streets after 25 to 35mm of rain fell in just one hour.
Following this yellow weather warning for thunderstorms remained in place across the whole county on Wednesday (June 17).
A red flood warning was also placed on Waverley Water in Nelson, with fears that it would burst its banks.
The yellow weather warning for storms was removed at 9pm on Wednesday (June 17) and currently there are no weather warnings in place across the UK and it looks as though this rainy Friday could give way to a dry and, at times, sunny, weekend.
A Met Office spokesperson said: “A cloudy and bright start to the day, with showers soon spreading northwards through the morning and into the afternoon, potentially becoming thundery at times.
“Brighter spells should develop further south towards the evening. Maximum temperature 19C.
“Any lingering rain will clear through the evening, allowing a largely dry night, although the odd spot of rain is still possible over Cumbria. Light winds throughout. Minimum temperature 9C.
“Saturday will be largely dry with plenty of bright or sunny spells, the best of which will be in the evening. Warmer than Friday, particularly in the sun. Turning wet and windy overnight. Maximum temperature 21C
“Sunday will see Rain clearing to sunny spells through Sunday morning, with winds gradually easing. Warm sunny spells for most thereafter, though breezy at times and perhaps some rain in northern parts.”
Early morning cloud breaks and sunny spells are possible in Burnley before the inevitable shower arrives at 9am turning rapidly to heavy rain by 11am. The downpour will be a constant theme for the rest of the day, not subsiding until 10pm.
Saturday will begin bright and sunny with clear skies until 10am before the cloud rushes in. Expect highs of 17C. Sunday is looking a little wetter with showers and cloud breaks occurring intermittently throughout the day.
Blackburn is going to be wet and rainy for the entire day with the heaviest patches of rain coming at 1pm and 5pm.
Saturday will be dry with some cloud and intermittent cloud breaks as well as highs of 19C. Sunday will be a little colder, with highs of 17C and more persistent rains.
The early morning will be cloudy and dry with temperatures hovering around the 14C.
Just like yesterday the rain will make an appearance around mid morning, this time at 10am and get heavier throughout the day. Expect a heavy downpour from 11am to 2pm before the rain eases off at 8pm.
While Saturday is not looking sunny it is mercilessly dry with early morning cloud breaks and temperatures rising to 20C. Preston will have a mixed bag on Sunday though, with heavy showers in the morning and the likelihood of intermittent rain and cloud breaks throughout the day.
Temperatures will reach as a high as 17C.
Like Burnley and Preston, Blackpool is going to be hit by rain for most of today. Expect a relatively dry morning before the showers start at 11am and continue until early evening with highs of 15C.
Saturday will be a little better with highs of 19C and intermittent sunny spells but the skies will be mostly cloudy. The weather will revert to type on Sunday when the seaside resort will experience heavy rain once again.
The heavy rain will be arriving late in Lancaster with the first showers coming through at 11am.
Unfortunately the rain is here to stay and heavy persistent showers will continue throughout the day until late evening.
Saturday will dawn dry but cloudy with temperatures rising to 19C before heavy rain returns on Sunday.
Unlike the rest of Lancashire, Southport is likely to escape the heavier rains and showers throughout today with light rain plaguing the region. Temperatures will remain low with highs of 15C.
Expect early morning sunny spells on Saturday with temperatures rising to 19C before the cloud takes over for the remainder of the day. Like Blackpool, Southport will be hit by heavy rain throughout Sunday.
The day will begin cloudy but mostly dry before the heavy rains roll in from the south at 2pm continuing into the evening.
Saturday will be warm, with highs of 18C but cloudy and dull with grey skies, before the heavy rains return again on Sunday.