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Preston weather: Met Office issue strong winds warning for tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo

Posted on - 18th October, 2014 - 2:43pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
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There could be some damage on Tuesday when strong winds sweep into Preston

Preston and Lancashire are due to be buffeted with strong winds overnight from Monday into Tuesday.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo are set to whizz by us in the city.

The chief forecaster said: “The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will move into the Atlantic in the next few days and then run eastwards across the UK on Monday night. Whilst this will no longer be hurricane strength it still looks likely to bring a period of very strong winds and heavy rain to the UK with the strongest winds on Tuesday as the low pressure clears eastwards.

“With the energy in this system and the complex nature of its transition from Hurricane to mid-latitude system some uncertainty remains in the track and intensity.

“However, there is the potential for some significant disruption to travel from the very strong winds on Tuesday, particularly as the strongest winds will coincide with rush hour in places. Difficult driving conditions are also expected thanks to large amounts of spray on the roads and potential for wind blown debris.”

Disruption on the Tuesday morning rush hour is expected, as the Met Office say driving conditions will be difficult.

The strong winds are expected to calm by 6pm on Tuesday.

It further confirms the recent Met Office data showing Preston is the wettest city in England.

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