Storm Arwen to batter Manchester in next 48 hours - here’s what we know so far

A ‘danger to life’ weather warning has been issued by the Met Office in areas across the UK.

Storm Arwen is set to strike the city of Manchester over the next 48 hours as the Met Office issues a ‘danger to life’ warning due to flying debris caused by strong winds.

An amber warning is in place for parts of the north east with gales as powerful as 80mph set to strike.

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However, the weather warning in place concerning Manchester is a less severe yellow status alert.

The Met Office has said that Storm Arwen will cause widespread disruption to travel with the possibility of road and bridge closures.

Power cuts are also likely, as well as intermittent mobile phone coverage blackouts.

The rest of the week in Manchester is set to be quite damp and miserable with often-overpowering winds.

Temperatures will continue to plummet as the winter season draws near and lows of 2℃ are expected.

Tonight (25 November)

Scattered showers arriving from the Irish sea will arrive on Merseyside this evening.

Rainfall will get gradually heavier and will move more southwards overnight.

It will get increasingly raucous with coastal gales emerging heading into the early hours of Friday morning.

Minimum temperatures of 2℃.

Friday (26 November)

Rain will eventually clear in southern parts of the region but it will still be fairly considerable across Manchester.

Weather organisation, AccuWeather, are predicting around 4.6mm of rainfall in the day alone.

Skies will be brighter and blustery showers will become more frequent near the coast, turning wintery over higher ground with strong 65km/h winds.

Highs of 8℃ are forecast.

Outlook from Saturday (27 November) to Monday (29 November)

Overwhelmingly windy and chilly on Saturday, with the odd spell of sunshine and showers with wintery hills.

Sunday will be much calmer with a slight breeze with sunnier skies.

Monday will be very cloudy with snowfall landing on high hills near the city of Manchester.