Storm Franklin Manchester: snow is followed by Met Office yellow weather warnings for rain and wind

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After Storm Eunice hit on Friday and parts of Greater Manchester saw snowfall on Saturday, we look ahead at what the next few days have in store - with more yellow warnings from the Met Office.

After Friday’s turbulent weather and snowfall in parts of Greater Manchester in Saturday, there are more yellow weather warnings in place for rain and strong winds in Greater Manchester.

People have been advised to take care on roads and pavements after snow and sleet in some areas on Saturday, including on the M62 near Saddleworth, Bury and Rochdale, have again made travel conditions difficult.

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On Sunday (20 February), the Met Office has warned Britain to brace for the possibility of another storm - which if it materialises will be called Storm Franklin - as another low pressure system moves in, bringing more unsettled conditions.

Further yellow weather warnings are in place on Sunday in Greater Manchester but this time for rain.

Winds are likely to strengthen again with early rain turning to showers for most areas across the region and temperatures reaching around a max of 11 C.

Trees felled by winds from Storm Eunice in Mesnes Park in Wigan. Photo: Kelvin StuttardTrees felled by winds from Storm Eunice in Mesnes Park in Wigan. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
Trees felled by winds from Storm Eunice in Mesnes Park in Wigan. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard | Kelvin Stuttard

Looking ahead, it will turn drier on Monday after some early rainfall but a yellow weather warning remains in place on Monday for strong winds til around noon.

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A band of rain once again pushes through on Tuesday but there are no current weather warnings then.

Heading further into next week, Wednesday will be partly cloudy and rain is forecast, however there is also the possibility of some sunshine for some areas and highs of 9C.

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