Met Office yellow status weather warning for Manchester as city braces itself for violent winds

Here’s what we know so far about the weather warning issued for Manchester.

The Met Office has issued Manchester with a weather warning, with a storm on its way bringing high speed winds expected for this weekend.

As the temperature begins to drop, the weather warning has been issued for this Saturday.

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The warning comes in to play from midnight, right up until 6pm.

For the weather warning, the Met Office said: “Brighter, breezier, and colder again on Thursday. Becoming unsettled on Friday and Saturday with periods of strong winds and rain, and perhaps some snow over the hills. Feeling cold.”

“The strongest winds will arrive across northern Scotland during Friday afternoon, before becoming more widespread overnight and into Saturday morning. Winds will tend to slowly ease from the north during the afternoon. The location and strength of the very strongest winds remains uncertain. However, gusts seem likely to reach 50 to 60 mph widely, with 70 to 80 mph possible in coastal locations, particularly in parts of Scotland and north-east England.”

According to the Met Office, wind speeds are expected to reach up to 80mph, with the worst of the storm to be concluded by 6pm, when the wind speed drops dramatically, but maybe still cause disturbances.

As well as the high winds, the temperature will drop to 0C, too.

Here’s what people of Manchester can expect from the storm this Saturday:

What to expect:

- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

- There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

- There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.

- There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

Follow the Met Office for advice from how to prepare for storms, and what to do during them.

They also offer advice on how to drive safely during the period when the weather warning is in place.