Manchester weather warning with Storm Agnes bringing 80mph winds and possible 'danger to life'
Greater Manchester is expected to be battered by strong winds on Wednesday and into Thursday.
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Mancs are being warned to brace themselves for strong winds later in the week.
Storm Agnes is set to bring 80mph winds with a yellow weather warning in place for large parts of the country, from the South West of England all the way up to Scotland and across to Northern Ireland. In and around Greater Manchester those gusts are more likely to feel like to 50 to 60mph.
The weather alert is currently in place from 10am on Wednesday until 7am on Thursday, during which time severe gales are possible. It marks the latest radical change in our weather system after the heatwave earlier in September.
According to the Met Office, this week's yellow warning includes:
- A small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris
- A slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
- A slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Longer journey times are likely, or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected. Some roads and bridges are likely to close.
- A small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties; with a chance of some minor flooding of coastal roads.