Storm Jocelyn: Met Office change weather warning - where in Greater Manchester will be most impacted

It's the latest named storm after a wild start to 2024 weather wise.
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There has been some positive weather news for some areas of Greater Manchester today. A Met Office weather warning that was in place until this afternoon has been cancelled for a large area of the region. 

Originally, the warning was to be in place from 4pm yesterday to 3pm today (January 24). However, the meteorological service has reduced the warning for a large part of the UK, including the western side of Greater Manchester. 

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At 9am today, the Met Office changed the warning to cover less of the North West and more of the North East of England. An information update on the website reads: “The strongest winds have now eased from Northern Ireland and some other western parts of the UK. However, more of northeast England has been included in this warning which has also been extended by 2 hours.”

The change of weather warning shows that Bolton, Wigan, Irlam and Sale are no longer affected. The cut off for the warning appears to go directly through Manchester city centre, so strong winds may be an issue even if you aren’t out and about under the warning today. 

Wind gusts across the region in general will drop off today, from over 30mph this morning to under 20mph by the afternoon. Tomorrow (January 25) will see more of a reduction in the wind, but with more chance of rain showers. 

Met Office forecast for the North West

The new weather warning boundary for Greater ManchesterThe new weather warning boundary for Greater Manchester
The new weather warning boundary for Greater Manchester

January 24 

A drier and brighter day with sunny spells though maybe the odd shower as Storm Jocelyn clears away. Still windy, especially over the hills, but easing later in the evening. Rather mild for the time of year. Maximum temperature 10C.

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The odd shower will continue for a time this evening though slowly easing. Feeling colder than recent nights with lighter winds and some clear spells. Minimum temperature 3C.

January 25 

Some bright spells around to start especially in the north, though soon clouding over from the south. Turning windy too with outbreaks of rain affecting all by mid-morning. Maximum temperature 11C.

After a blustery start turning drier with sunny spells on Friday. Often cloudy throughout the weekend with patchy rain possible, maybe heavier on Sunday. Staying relatively mild.