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The wet weather will continue into today, with many areas expecting rain late this afternoon. Friday saw two weeks' worth fall in 12 hours, and several areas in the region have already seen localised flooding.

16 tonnes of silt were removed from the river at Crawshawbooth near Rawtenstall in an attempt to avoid the problem, and residents had to be evacuated from Knott Street in Darwen as the water levels began to affect the structure of one of the buildings.

The Environment Agency issued 3 flood warnings for our region on Friday: for the River Darwen at Darwen, the River Roch at Littleborough and the River Spodden at Whitworth. They also put out 12 flood alerts, for Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester.

  1. Emma Jesson

Turning warmer and wetter

Change afoot from tomorrow onwards. Credit: ITV Granada

Fine this afternoon, cloud & sunny spells, but it's a tricky forecasting week with numerous fronts pushing up from the SW bringing showers.

They won't be torrential, but we won't be able to guarantee that any one day will be dry. Temperatures will rise as warm air is sucked up from the continent.


  1. Emma Jesson

No nasty surprises today

Double waterfall at Anglezarke Reservoir. Credit: Brian Fisher

We can breathe a sigh of relief; a much better day today.

Many parts of the region are experiencing widespread flooding after Friday & if you are clearing up today, the good news is that there will be no nasty weather surprises for the rest of the afternoon.

It should be mostly dry & bright,17c 63f.

  1. Emma Jesson

22 weather warnings no longer in force across the NW

Flooding in Bacup. One of the worst areas affected by floods along with, amongst others, Rochdale, Bolton, Wigan and Chorley. Credit: Sarah Healey

22 flood warnings have been removed in the last 24 hours from the NW region.

25 flood WARNINGS are still in place across NW England.

"Flooding expected requiring immediate action"

30 flood ALERTS currently in place across the NW.

"Flooding possible, be prepared"

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