Weather Watch Issued: Strong Winds

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Region: North West England
Valid from: 23:00 (Wednesday 17/1/18)
Valid to: 12:00 ( Thursday 18/1/18)
Forecaster: Stuart


A yellow weather watch has been issued for STRONG WINDS.

A rapidly deepening area of low pressure likely to be named Storm Fionn will cross the UK later on Wednesday and through much of Thursday morning. The track and exact detail are still yet to be determined but latest model runs indicate widespread gusts of 55 to 65 mph with gusts above 75 to 85 mph not ruled out in exposed areas. This system will cause road, rail and ferry delays or cancellations, with the risk of some bridges closures. Also expect damage to buildings, downed trees/power lines and along the coasts large swells are expected with flooding possible in places. An upgrade to an amber watch is currently being considered and may be changed later today or early tomorrow once more data has run.

Our bespoke chart below highlights wind gusts above 40 mph along with a pressure chart for that given time frame. This chart is for guidance only and not the actual totals we may receive. This may fluctuate either way yet as the strength and areas affected may still change, given the complex nature of deepening lows.

As ever I’ll monitor the situation closely and update further when necessary so please keep posted across all our social media outlets.

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