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Heavy rains and flooding are beginning to recede around the North West, but the focus is shifting to Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire where more than 6,000 residents have been evacuated.
A reservoir dam has been damaged by rising waters and a severe weather warning has been issued.
A yellow weather weather warning remains in place for Greater Manchester with more showers expected.
But the situation is expected to further improve showers over night.
M65 Lancashire westbound severe accident, from J8 for A56 to J7 for A6185 Hyndburn Road Rishton.
M65 Lancashire - M65 partially blocked and it's slow westbound from J8, A56 (Accrington) to J7, A6185 (Rishton), because of an accident.
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A weather warning is in place for heavy rain across the region and winds will be gusty at times.
Temperatures will reach highs of 21C.
A weather warning has been issued for thundery showers and localised flooding in parts of the region this afternoon.
Temperatures will reach a high of 23C.
The Met Office has put yellow weather warnings in place for thunderstorms for the North West on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Outbreaks of heavy rain are due to arrive early on Tuesday and spread further and become more widespread during the day on Wednesday.