Chester homes could be flooded as the Met Office issue a severe weather warning just days before Christmas.
It is just over a year since the city was battered by the floods, seeing water spill into homes and businesses as the River Dee broke its banks during a series of high tides.
Now the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain for the county and the surrounding areas, which they say could cause minor flooding in already saturated areas.
The warning, which was put in place yesterday, Monday, December 22, will last until around 11.55pm today (Tuesday, December 23).
A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Spells of persistent, and at times heavy, rain will affect parts of northern and northwest England on Monday and Tuesday.
“This rain will fall onto already saturated ground and the public should be aware of the possibility of some minor flooding, affecting for example some road networks.”
The news comes as the fire brigade warn motorists of the danger of driving during heavy rain and high winds, saying it can be ‘hazardous’.
In a statement issued on their website, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Even drivers with local knowledge can be caught out during heavy downpours, as even the most modern road surface is still susceptible to standing water. This creates a potential aquaplaning hazard as well as significantly reducing visibility.
“Take it easy through standing water and if the steering does become unresponsive due to the rain, ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually.
“Be safe, and prepare for wet weather.”