Storm Dennis this Weekend – Thursday 13th February 2020 – Sunday 16th February 2020

Hi all,

Winter hasn’t really delivered much this time around but we made up for that with Storm Ciara and some hail, sleet and snow showers this week. Storm Ciara delivered 2 inches of rain (54.8mm here), localised flooding and widely local wind speeds of 60mph (my highest was 52mph). The highest official gust was recorded at Manchester airport, 86mph, as a squall-line went through around 11am on Sunday. Colder air followed hence the wintry showers and the winds remained strong for a couple of days. Will the stormy conditions continue?

Thursday: Rain and some hill-snow, will have moved on from overnight to be replaced by bright spells and the odd shower. Breezy and feeling cold. Max 7°C

Friday: Milder with strong southwesterly winds. Bright spells for most of the morning with more rain arriving later. Windy. Max 10°C

Weekend: More rain and wind – Storm Dennis

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and dry to start but the weather will go downhill quickly. Winds increasing as another weather system arrives from the Atlantic. Heavy rain expected to continue late-afternoon and evening. Winds gusting to 45-50mph, with a warning in place. Expect quite a bit of rain, some localised flooding possible. Max 11°C

Sunday: Sunshine and showers. Some heavy with hail and thunder. Continuing very windy with 50-55mph gusts leading to some damage with perhaps some 60mph+ gusts for a time overnight. Max 10°C

Outlook: Monday will be a bright day with sunshine and some wintry showers. We will still be feeling the effects of Storm Dennis, so gales or severe gales with 50-55mph gusts, especially in the showers. Less windy during the week but still on the mild side with a few showers.

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Thanks for reading.

Forecast issued: Wednesday the 12th of February 2020 at 6pm

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