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Hold onto your hats, Greater Manchester!
Storm Agnes is heading our way.
A yellow weather warning will be in effect starting at 12 p.m. tomorrow.
Current Weather Conditions
As of this Tuesday morning, our region is experiencing mostly cloudy skies.
However, sunny intervals are expected later in the day.
According to the Met Office, today’s temperatures will reach around 19°C, ensuring dry weather throughout.
Storm Agnes Approaches
Prepare for a significant shift in weather conditions.
Starting around 11 a.m. tomorrow, Storm Agnes is set to bring rainy and windy weather to Greater Manchester and various parts of the UK.
A yellow weather warning for wind will cover our region from noon and will continue until 7 a.m. on Thursday.
Impacts of Storm Agnes
Meteorologists are predicting strong winds, potentially reaching speeds of up to 80mph in certain areas.
These winds could lead to significant disruptions, including potential injuries, hazards to life, structural damage, and power outages.
Travel Disruptions Expected
Anticipate travel disruptions across roadways, railways, air travel, and ferry services due to the prevailing strong winds.
In Greater Manchester, rainfall is expected from around 11 a.m., intensifying into heavy showers during the afternoon.
Rainfall will persist into the early evening, accompanied by wind gusts of up to 40mph. The weather is predicted to settle overnight into Thursday morning.
Storm Agnes’ Path
Storm Agnes is expected to move through western regions of the UK and Ireland on Wednesday.
Coastal areas along the Irish Sea are likely to experience the most intense winds, though strong winds will impact the entire UK.
What the Met Office Says
Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale has provided insights, stating: “While the exact trajectory and depth of Storm Agnes are still being finalised, there is a strong likelihood of wind gusts in the range of 50 to 60mph in some inland areas.
Exposed coastal regions may witness gusts ranging from 65 to 75mph, with a slight possibility of some locations experiencing winds of up to 80mph.
In addition to these potent winds, Storm Agnes will usher in substantial rainfall, with the heaviest accumulations likely in Scotland, northern England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
A few high-altitude regions in Scotland could receive approximately 60mm of rainfall.