Met Office issues warning as more rain expected in Wakefield

Flooding at Chantry Bridge over the Christmas weekend 2015 @peterdknapper
Flooding at Chantry Bridge over the Christmas weekend 2015 @peterdknapper
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More rain is expected this evening just days after floods swept through Wakefield.

The Met Office has issued the yellow ‘be aware’ warning for rain - valid from 3pm this afternoon (Tuesday) until 8am tomorrow morning.

Flooding near Chantry Bridge Wakefield on Christmas weekend 2015 ''Credit Betty Hoofer

Flooding near Chantry Bridge Wakefield on Christmas weekend 2015 ''Credit Betty Hoofer

A spokesperson said: “A cold front will move east across western parts of the UK during Tuesday night and Wednesday, with an associated strong, moist southwesterly airflow.

“Rainfall accumulations through this period are expected to be widely 20-40 mm, with 60 mm or more over some higher ground.”

A separate warning has also been issued for wind, with experts forecasting gusts of nearly 70mph in exposed areas.

If your property is at risk of flooding - find out how to prepare and how to get help before and after here.

Flooding near the navigation pub. LEE WARD @ LAW PHOTOGRAPHY

Flooding near the navigation pub. LEE WARD @ LAW PHOTOGRAPHY