RESIDENTS are being warned that long and strong downpours affecting St Helens, will leave Tuesday a wash-out.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for persistent heavy rain across the north west of England.

The warning came into effect from 6am tomorrow morning, Tuesday, and it will remain in force through to 8pm.

Forecasters are warning that the flooding of some homes and businesses is likely, while bus and train services will probably be affected, with journey times taking longer.

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Spray and flooding on roads could also make journey times longer, with some interruption to power supplies and other services possible.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Outbreaks of rain will spread across England and Wales during Tuesday.

“This will be heaviest and most persistent across parts of northwest England, particularly over higher ground.

“Rainfall totals of 60mm to 80mm could accumulate over parts of Cumbria.”