Preston weather: Hurricane Bertha sweeping in to ruin August weekend

Posted on - 8th August, 2014 - 5:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Rain over St Marks

Rain over St Marks

Preston is set for yet another damp weekend as the remains of hurricane Bertha sweep in.


Heavy rain is forecast throughout Friday evening, Saturday stays mainly dry before a weather warning is in force for the whole of Sunday 8 August.

The Met Office say there is a chance for “severe weather” throughout the day.

The chief forecaster said: “The remains of hurricane Bertha, over the mid-Atlantic on Friday morning, are now changing to a attain the characteristics of a mid-latitude depression, albeit with very warm air wrapped up within it. This feature looks to move towards the UK before deepening rapidly on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

“The transition from a tropical to an extra-tropical feature is a particularly hard one to forecast but there is increasing confidence that this feature will affect the UK, though with very large uncertainty remaining over the track and intensity.

There is the potential for rainfall totals of more than 50 mm in places and coastal gusts of over 60 mph, along with large waves. The locations affected are very dependent on the track of the low but the heaviest rainfall is thought most likely around and to the northwest of the low centre whilst the strongest winds are most likely around the southern flank of the low.”

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