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Flooding fears in Manchester as Met Office warns of torrential rain

The Met Office has said that the rain will be so severe and heavy that it will cause further flooding and disruption to travel.

Greater Manchester has been issued a weather warning, with torrential rain expected to cause havoc to the city, with flooding ‘expected’.

The yellow weather warning, issued by the Met Office, is a warning for heavy rain on Friday, October 29th.

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Forecasters have said that the heavy rain will cause further flooding, and travel routes will be disrupted.

As per the Met Office website, the warning includes details that there is a possible, albeit small chance that homes and businesses could become victims to flooding.

The vast majority of the travel disruption is expected on the motorways, in and around the region, and some communities could become ‘cut off’ by the flooded roads.

This warning for the Greater Manchester region comes after Cumbria and Scotland have experienced heavy rain, with flooding in various areas as well as rail travel disrupted.

There’s never a good time to receive a weather warning as stark as this, but around Halloween when Manchester, and surrounding areas party in their masses, this couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time.