More weather misery is forecast for the north of England, but Cheshire West and Chester is not expected to feel the full force of Storm Frank.

Rain is still predicted for the region along with winds of up to 50mph as a damp December continues.

Met Office severe warnings have been issued for Cumbria, Lancashire and north Wales.

While Cheshire West escaped the worst so far, water levels along the River Dee are already high and flood warnings remain in place.

The River Dee near The Meadows in Chester

Gusts are expected to pick up from 8pm on Tuesday (December 29), with rain from 11pm onwards throughout the night and into Wednesday morning.

The Met Office forecast for December 30 said: “Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy and persistent in the north. Windy, with gales in many places, these easing later, as the rain clears.”

Showers are also likely on New Year’s Eve as a wet final month of 2015 comes to an end.

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The Environment Agency has said it is monitoring the situation, advice on how to prepare for flooding can be found on their website.

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