An urgent warning has been issued to homeowners in the North West as heavy rain falls in the region.
It comes as The Met Office issued a flood alert across the area warning of possible "heavy rain, strong winds and flooding".
The full prediction for the North West reads: "Heavy rain during the morning and a continued risk of flooding in some northern areas, particularly Cumbria.
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"Rain erratically edging south-eastwards during the day. Windy at first but staying mild. Maximum temperature 15Â°C."
United Utilities has now issued an important notice to homeowners in the region for wastewater flooding.
It reads: "Heavy rainfall across the North West may be causing flooding in some parts of the region. Our teams are out working hard across the region helping our customers who have experienced sewer flooding in their homes.
"If youâ€™re experiencing flooding from a road or footpath and there is no evidence of sewage (toilet paper etc) please report this to your local council, who are responsible for highways drainage flooding.
"Please be aware that our phone lines are much busier than normal, take a look at our flooding page for further advice on what to do if youâ€™re affected by flooding."
The Met Office's hour-by-hour forecast for Liverpool say conditions are set to remain wet for the majority of the evening.
There's an 80% chance of heavy rain from 3pm and this is forecasted to stay until 11pm when there is a 50% chance of light rain.
The heavy rain is predicted to stay on throughout the night into Friday morning.
Hour-by-hour forecast for this evening:
4pm: Heavy rain, 90% chance of rain - 15 C
5pm: Heavy rain, 90% chance of rain - 14 C
6pm: Heavy rain, 90% chance of rain - 14 C
7pm: Heavy rain, 90% chance of rain - 14 C
8pm: Heavy rain, 90% chance of rain - 14 C
9pm: Heavy rain, 90% chance of rain - 14 C
10pm: Heavy rain, 90% chance of rain - 14 C
11pm: Light rain, 50% chance of rain - 14 C
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