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  1. Spells of prolonged and heavy rain may lead to flooding and disruption to travel in places.
    What to expect Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
    Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
    Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
    Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
    Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
    Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

    Further details
    Several days of persistent, and occasionally heavy, rain are expected to affect the region as Storm Christoph affects the UK. The heaviest and most persistent rain is likely to be across
    Wales and the high ground of northern England. By early Thursday, 30-60 mm of rain is expected to have fallen widely across the warning area, with 100-150 mm over the high ground of Wales and northern England. Up to 200 mm is possible across parts of north Wales and northwest England.

    Melting snow across higher parts of the Pennines may exacerbate the potential for flooding