Storm Babet: Wakefield told 'flooding is likely' as amber weather warnings issued by Met Office
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The Met Office has warned that “flooding is likely” in parts of the district, with the risk rising to medium over the weekend.
Warnings of strong winds and heavy rain were put in place earlier this week.
However, the new amber warning – issued by the Met Office – was made earlier today (Thursday) and is made when “homes and businesses are likely to be flooded”.
And there are Environment Agency flood alerts currently in place for Alverthorpe Beck, Balne Beck, Ings Beck and Oakenshaw Beck.
The Met Office warned that the flooding will be likely due to runoff from rainfall or blocked drains and overflowing rivers – which will cause properties and roads to flood.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Jason Kelly said: “Numerous amber and yellow rainfall warnings are in place for rainfall over the coming days, up-to and including Saturday.
“Rain is expected to fall quite widely, with some locations possibly seeing 200mm to 220mm, which is expected to cause considerable impacts with flooding likely.”
To stay updated on the flood forecasts within the district, visit: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/location?q=wakefield#outlook