Environment Agency flood alerts in place for Greater Manchester- here’s where and Met Office weather forecast

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The alerts are in place across Greater Manchester and other areas of the North West

The Environment Agency has issued several flood alerts  for Greater Manchester and the wider North West region. This comes as more weather is due to hit the area adding to what has been a wet start to 2023.

In total, there are currently four in place for the region. These are in place for areas surrounding the River Douglas, River Bollin and River Mersey. At the moment, the alerts cover several towns in Greater Manchester including Hyde and Stockport.

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The live map detailing the alerts in place for the region can be found on the Environment Agency website. The Agency has also said that until Sunday January 15 there is a “very low” risk of flooding in the area, but the alerts will remain in place.

You can also plan ahead for floods, according to the Environment Agency. Information on their website says you can sign up for flood warnings. These warn of the risk of flooding from rivers, the sea and groundwater. You’ll be alerted by phone, email or text when flooding is expected. Flood warnings and alerts are not available in all areas.

Met Office weather forecast for North West England

January 12

Cloudy with showery outbreaks of rain during the morning. A squally band of heavy rain arrives towards midday, this clears to leave a mixture of sunny spells and showers for the afternoon. Strong winds with gales over hills and coasts. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Further outbreaks of rain spread southwards across the region during the evening and winds strengthening with gales developing widely inland and severe gales possible over hills and coasts. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

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January 13

A windy start to Friday with showers throughout the morning. Winds will easing for the afternoon, although it is likely the risk of showers will persist. Feeling colder. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Staying unsettled into the weekend with rain or showers and strong winds at times. Turning colder by Sunday with a few showers. Similar on Monday, perhaps with showers turning wintry.

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