Met Office hour-by-hour weather warning forecast as Storm Pia to hit Manchester with 50mph winds and rain

The named storm is set to batter the UK just days before Christmas
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The UK is getting ready for Christmas, but not before needing to brace for a storm. The weather front, named by the Danish Meteorological Service as ‘Storm Pia’, is set to hit the country on December 21 and Manchester will not miss out.

A yellow weather warning for wind was placed on Greater Manchester earlier in the week. It has now been revised to cover until 3pm on Thursday.

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The Met Office weather forecast for the full day has been published. We’ve pieced together how the warning will unfold with an hour-by-hour look at the Greater Manchester weather. 

Hour-by-hour forecast for Storm Pia in Manchester

The yellow warning began at midnight and is currently set to be in place until 3pm. For each hour, we’ve included the temperature, wind gust speed and a small summary. 

  • 12pm- 11C- dry - 44mph
  • 1pm- 11C- dry- 41mph
  • 2pm- 10C- dry - 39mph
  • 3pm- 10C- rain- 38mph - weather warning ends
  • 4pm- 9C- rain- 35mph
  • 5pm- 9C- rain- 35mph
  • 6pm- 9C- rain- 39mph
  • 7pm- 9C- showers - 38mph
  • 8pm- 9C- dry- 38mph
  • 9pm- 9C- dry- 35mph

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “From late Wednesday into Thursday, strong winds are likely to develop across a large area of the UK. We’ve issued a large yellow warning area where there’s a potential for some impacts, but gusts of 50-60mph are possible for large parts of central and northern areas of the UK.

The rain is set to hit Manchester this weekThe rain is set to hit Manchester this week
The rain is set to hit Manchester this week

“Exposed coasts and high ground could see gusts of 70-80mph at times, mainly across the far north of Scotland. There’s a chance this low pressure will continue to exert its influence into Friday, so it’s important to stay up to date with the latest Met Office forecast. This system has been named Storm Pia by the Danish Met Service, with the system likely to have more severe impacts in Denmark.”

Met Office forecast December 21-23

December 21

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A very windy day with gales in places, especially over hills and in coastal regions. Showery rain is likely at times, but some brightness developing through the afternoon. Very mild. Maximum temperature 11C.

Mild with temperatures staying above average. Rain and drizzle at times, particularly persistent on west facing hills, however some drier spells are likely too. Windy with gales possible at times.