The North of England has been put on flood alert.
The latest UK weather alert has been issued by the Flood Forecasting Centre to cover the period from 1pm on Saturday through to 8am on Sunday.
Motorists and homeowners are being warned to expect a heavy band of rain which will could cause severe disruption as it moves Northwards from East Anglia up to the North East.
People are being urged to take care and prepare for all emergency procedures from expected flash flooding which could cause overflowing.
Areas most at risk and put on UK flood alert are:
Cumbria. darlington. Durha. Hartlepool. Middlesborough. North Yorkshire. Northumberland. Redcar. Cleveland. Stockton-on-Tees and Tyne and Wear.
UK Flood Forecasting warn there is a 20 per cent possibility of rain exceeding 50 millimetres in six hours while in other areas it could be as high as 70 millimetres.
“We are monitoring the situation closely and urging people to be rpepared.
“There is a chance of flash flooding and drains overflowing and we are urging people to look at our website to keep up to date with weather developments on www.environment-agency.gov.uk”, said a representative for the Environmental Agency.