Derbyshire on weekend flood alert as weather experts warn of ‘heavy and persistent’ rain

The Met Office is advising the public to take extra care this weekend.

The Met Office is advising the public to take extra care this weekend.

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Weather experts have issued a severe warning of “heavy and persistent” rain in Derbyshire this weekend – and sounded a flood alert.

The Met Office warning come into effect at 3pm on Saturday and ends at 10pm on Sunday.

A Met Office spokesman said: “A strong, moist westerly flow is expected to develop during Saturday and last through most of Sunday before clearing during the evening.

“This flow is expected to bring a period of heavy and persistent rain, with 50 to 100mm falling in many areas, particularly across hills.

“This additional rainfall, falling on to already saturated ground, is likely to lead to flooding.

“The public is advised to take extra care.”