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