This is when heavy rain’s set to batter Blackburn for 17 hours as Met Office warning issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain which covers all parts of East Lancashire.

Blackburn and other parts of the county have been told to prepare for 17 hours of heavy rain.

The yellow warning comes into force from midday today (January 29) and is in place until 5am on Tuesday.

The Met Office say the heavy rain may lead to some flooding and also impact travel.

Homes and businesses could be flooded. Spray and flooding on the roads may lead to travel disruption.

Commuters have also been warned that bus and train services could be impacted.

Across Blackburn, temperatures are set to peak at 8°C with lows of 5°C forecast.

Wind gusts are expected to reach 24mph at times.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “It’s an unsettled start to the new working week with persistent rain through much of the day, turning heavy at times, especially over the hills. Feeling less mild underneath the cloud and rain with lighter winds.

“Staying wet through this evening and overnight with outbreaks of rain, gradually easing by dawn for most. Chillier in the north and breezy at times. Minimum temperature 3°C.”

Weekly forecast for Blackburn with Darwen

  • Monday, January 29: Heavy rain. Highs of 8°C with lows of 5°C.
  • Tuesday, January 30: Heavy rain turning cloudy. Highs of 7°C with lows of 2°C.
  • Wednesday, January 31: Cloudy. Highs of 9°C with lows of 5°C.
  • Thursday, February 1: Cloudy. Highs of 9°C with lows of 7°C.
  • Friday, February 2: Overcast. Highs of 7°C with lows of 2°C.
  • Saturday, February 3: Light rain. Highs of 11°C with lows of 9°C.
  • Sunday, February 4: Light rain changing to overcast. Highs of 10°C with lows of 6°C.