Storm Gerrit rain and 40mph winds to hit Manchester as Met Office issues warning - hour-by-hour forecast

Christmas week is going to be wet and windy across the region
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The festivities are set to continue across Greater Manchester this week- but if you are out and about you best be prepared. Wind and heavy rain is set to hit the region before 2023 is out. 

The Met Office has issued various weather warnings across the country for the coming days- with Greater Manchester not set to escape. A yellow rain warning will come into effect at 3am on Wednesday December 27 and will remain in place until at least 6pm. 

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During the warning, heavy rain will batter the region, and wind gusts of almost 40mph will add to the poor conditions. The warning comes just days after the region was hit by strong winds from Storm Pia which caused travel disruption across the country before Christmas.

The winds will ease on December 28, but heavy rain will still be lingering throughout the morning. The only reprieve is that we may see a bit more sunshine as the final days of the year roll by. 

Hour by hour forecast for the yellow Met Office rain warning

  • 3am- heavy rain, 6C, 28mph
  • 4am- heavy rain, 6C, 31mph
  • 5am- heavy rain, 6C, 35mph
  • 6am- heavy rain, 7C, 35mph
  • 7am- heavy rain, 7C, 34mph
  • 8am- heavy rain, 8C, 35mph
  • 9am- heavy rain, 10C, 37mph
  • 10am- cloudy, 11C, 37mph
  • 11am- cloudy, 11C, 38mph
  • 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

Met Office outlook for North West England

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It's going to be a wet and to the year

December 26

A fairly cloudy start to Boxing Day in the south with some showers, though becoming mostly dry and brighter heading into the afternoon. Lighter winds than of late, though feeling a little colder than in previous days. Maximum temperature 6C.

A mainly clear and dry start to the evening. Rain and cloud starts moving in from the southwest, bringing some heavy rain by dawn. Colder than recent nights. Minimum temperature 1C.

December 27

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Wet and windy across all parts to begin with. Some drier spells for some in the afternoon but remaining windy throughout, possible gales along coasts. Turning milder again. Maximum temperature 12C.

Some brighter spells return on Thursday and Friday, though often showery with strong winds. Rather windy and turning cooler. Turning a little more settled for Saturday.

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