A YELLOW weather warning and a number of flood alerts have been issued as the torrential rain continues.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning in Greater Manchester.

The warning is for rain and is in place until 5pm today.

According to the Met Office, people can expect a few homes and businesses to be flooded, spray and flooding on roads, which will make journey times longer, bus and train services affected with journey times taking longer, and some interruption to power supplies and other services.

A spokesman said: "Rain will continue for much of Sunday, heavy at times, before slowly clearing away eastwards during the late afternoon and evening.

"A further 10-20 mm in likely, with around 30 mm across parts of Cumbria and the Pennines."

Five local flood alerts have also been sent out by the government's flood information service.

They are in the the Lower River Irwell catchment, Upper River Irwell catchment, Upper River Douglas the River Glaze catchment, and River Lostock and River Yarrow.

One of the worst hit areas in Bolton was Barrow Bridge.

An unfortunate dog walker got absolutely drenched in Moss Lane, when a passing car splashed him.

Photographer Phil Taylor caught the incident by chance, describing it as a "pure fluke". 

He said: "I'd been chatting to the dog walker on Moss Lane after I'd photographed Moss Bank park. 

"After the chat, he carried on walking up the Moss Lane and I pulled the camera up to my eye. I couldn't see clearly as the viewfinder was covered in water. 

"I fired up the motor drive as the car came towards me and it wasn't until I looked at the back of the camera that I saw this poor guy had gotten absolutely soaked. 

"It's pure fluke that I caught it. 

"I hope the pedestrian and the dog have dried off by now. I've never seen someone get soaked quite like that."

Moss Bank Park was partially flooded with pools of water gathering on the fields.

Belmont has also been badly hit, with flooding to the roads causing traffic problems.