September 30th, 2016

Weather warning for heavy rain remains in force for the Vale

Weather warning for heavy rain remains in force for the Vale Weather warning for heavy rain remains in force for the Vale
Updated: 4:48 pm, Jun 15, 2016

A YELLOW weather warning for heavy showers, which could lead to localised flooding, remains in force for the Vale.

Met Office forecasters have said the warning will remain in place until 10pm on Thursday (June 16).

Heavy showers and thunderstorms could lead to some localised flooding in the Vale and could cause disruption to travel.

Drivers are being advised to use their headlights and to leave a larger gap between other cars to allow for increased stopping distance.

The Met Office’s Chief Forecaster said: “Rising temperatures will trigger slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms.

“Once again, 15-25 mm are likely to fall within an hour in scattered locations, with the risk of more than 30 mm, bringing the risk of flooding, especially if across urban areas.”

As a result of the weather warning, Worcestershire’s Highways team have put additional measures in place to ensure roads across the Vale remain safe.

These measures include having six additional Highways gangs, three gully-emptiers and tree contractors on standby.

Coun Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, said: “As always in such conditions, we are putting special measures in place to ensure road safety.

“With such a high volume of rainfall, road surfaces may be affected by standing water and localised flooding, and we would urge all road users to take extra care.”

 

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