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24-hour weather warning in place for Preston this week

Posted on - 18th December, 2023 - 12:05pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, Roads, Transport
A stormy and windy looking sky above Preston's skyline including St Walburge's Church Pic: Tony Worrall
A stormy and windy looking sky above Preston’s skyline including St Walburge’s Church Pic: Tony Worrall

A yellow weather warning for wind is scheduled for Preston and much of the north this week and is currently set to last for 24 hours.

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The warning, which is in place for Thursday (December 21), warns there is a ‘small chance’ of delayed journey times, damage to property, power cuts and injuries.

The Met Office states that the time and area covered by the warning is subject to change. The warning could be reduced and it could also extend into Friday (December 22).

Read more: Cuerden Valley Park warning issued to dog walkers after sheep deaths

As it stands, the warning runs from midnight until 11.59pm this Thursday.

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A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Overnight Wednesday into Thursday, strong west to northwesterly winds are likely to develop across a large swathe of the country.

“Quite widely winds are expected to peak with gusts reaching 50-60 mph, however in some locations, such as exposed coastlines, plus over and to the east of high ground there is a chance that gusts of 70-80 mph may be seen in some populated places.

“The exact areas and timing of the peak wind gusts speeds are yet to be fully determined, with a chance that this event could continue into Friday for some areas too.”

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