KNUTSFORD and Wilmslow are now set to be battered by four days of heavy rain.

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office across most of the north west and Wales, including east Cheshire.

This notice will be in place between 12pm tomorrow, Thursday, and late on Friday night.

Between these times, ‘heavy rain may lead to flooding and disruption to transport’.

Following an update this afternoon, it is also now in place over the weekend, with Sunday night expected to see the heaviest rainfall.

Chief meteorologist Andy Page said: “It is rain rather than wind that will dominate our attention later in the week with a so-called warm conveyor set up to bring a flow of very moist and warm air to the UK from further south in the Atlantic, triggering heavy rainfall for high ground in the west of the UK.

“We have issued a yellow warning covering parts of Wales and north west England for Thursday and Friday as additional rainfall in these areas may lead to impacts, including flooding.

“Across the warning area, accumulations of 30 to 40mm of rain can be expected while isolated areas exposed the strong south-westerly winds could see 50 to 80mm.

“We expect the heaviest rainfall to occur in the mountains of Wales, where some areas could witness 130mm of rainfall.

“We will continue to monitor the situation, issue warnings accordingly and work with partners to provide advice to the public.”