Wigan hour-by-hour weather forecast: here’s when heavy rain will hit this week as Met Office issues weather warning

Wigan looks set for wet and windy weather for the majority of this week, with a Met Office yellow weather warning for rain currently in place

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 1:22 pm

Light showers are expected on Wednesday, before heavy rain hits on both Thursday and Friday.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain is currently in place from 12pm on Thursday to 11:59pm on Friday.

The weather warning says, “Periods of heavy rain are expected to develop across Wales and northwest England during Thursday and Friday.

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Heavy rain is forecast to hit Wigan this week (Photo: Shutterstock)

“Accumulations of 30-40 mm can be expected widely, whilst areas of higher ground exposed to strong southwesterly winds are likely to see 50-80 mm.”

Here’s an hour-by-hour forecast of when heavy rain is set to hit.

Thursday (29 October)

06:00 - Heavy rain - 8C

09:00 - Heavy rain - 10C

12:00 - Heavy rain - 13C

15:00 - Heavy rain - 13C

18:00 - Heavy rain - 13C

21:00 - Light rain - 14C

Friday (30 October)

06:00 - Heavy rain - 14C

09:00 - Light rain - 14C

12:00 - Light rain - 14C

15:00 - Light rain - 14C

18:00 - Light rain - 13C

21:00 - Cloudy - 12C

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What to expect from the yellow weather warning

- There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings

- There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life

- Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services

- Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

- There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads

- There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses