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Preston weather: Ice warning issued overnight following strong winds

Posted on - 5th December, 2013 - 7:26pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather

Following the battering Preston and the surrounding area has taken with wind speeds reaching 60 to 70mph, a yellow warning of ice has been issued by the Met Office.

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Temperatures are expected to drop overnight and ice will form on many roads, particularly in rural areas.

Met Office forecasters say: “Ice is expected to form from late Thursday afternoon with temperatures across the road network likely to fall below freezing.

“Elsewhere within the warning area icy stretches are likely depending on the distribution of cloud breaks. A mixture of rain, sleet and snow showers will continue through these areas into Friday morning.

“The public should be aware of difficult driving conditions with potential disruption to travel.”

The wind ripped through Preston today, ratting windows and also knocking down some trees.

Marty Hopkirk snapped this photo of a tree blown over just off Fylde Road.

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You can check the weather forecast using the Met Office widget below.

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Despite the heavy winds and some rain across Preston, there are no flood warnings in place for the city or Lancashire according to the Environment Agency.

Lancashire County Council have advised all their waste recycling centres are back open following the high winds today.

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