Storm Gerrit Manchester weather warning extended as Met Office issues fresh alert for strong winds

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The Storm Gerrit weather warning for Manchester has been extended.  An alert for rain is due to finish at 6pm tonight but now the Met Office has put in place a yellow warning for wind running from 6pm until 3am. 

The warning covers a wide area stretching from South Wales all the way up the North West coast to Cumbria, coming as far inland as Manchester, where gusts are set to reach 45mph. The Met Office states: “A brief spell of very windy conditions is likely through Wednesday evening and night, bringing the chance of some disruption.”

North West England is set to see strong winds.North West England is set to see strong winds.
North West England is set to see strong winds.

What does a Met Office yellow weather warning mean? 

  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected
  • Some short term loss of power and other services
  • Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges
  • There is a small chance of injuries from flying debris

What’s the Storm Gerrit weather forecast for Manchester? 

  • 12pm - cloudy, 12C, 40mph
  • 1pm - cloudy, 12C, 42mph
  • 2pm - light rain, 12C, 37mph
  • 3pm - heavy rain, 12C, 31mph
  • 4pm - heavy rain, 11C, 37mph
  • 5pm - cloudy, 9C, 32mph
  • 6pm - clear, 9C, 29mph
  • 7pm - clear, 9C, 26mph   
  • 8pm - heavy rain, 8C, 32mph
  • 9pm - clear, 8C, 27mph
  • 10pm - light rain, 8C, 31mph 
  • 11pm - light rain, 8C, 41mph 
  • Midnight - clear, 8C, 35mph
  • 1am - light rain, 8C, 44mph 
  • 2am - clear, 8C, 41mph 
  • 3am - clear, 9C, 37mph