Storm Isha sees National Highways Agency issue severe weather warning for motorists

Posted on - 20th January, 2024 - 8:13am | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Preston News, Preston weather, Ribble Valley News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport, Wyre News
Storm clouds over Preston Pic: Stephen Melling
Storm clouds over Preston Pic: Stephen Melling

Motorists are being urged to avoid travelling during Sunday (21 January) evening and the early hours of Monday (22 January) as Storm Isha blows in.


The National Highways Agency North West has issued a severe weather warning which covers all major motorways in and around Preston – the M6, M61, M65 and M55.

Wind speeds are expected to regularly reach between 50-60mph and up to 70mph.

Read more: Amber weather warning set for Preston with Storm Isha to bring disruption

High-sided vehicles such as lorries along with what highways chiefs say are ‘vulnerable vehicles’ such as caravans and motorbikes are being urged to delay travel.


The weather warning, set at the amber level, is in force from 6pm on Sunday through to 9am on Monday.

Winds are expected to turn westerly during mid-morning on Monday and ease off.

Dan Suri, chief meteorologist for the Met Office, said: “Storm Isha will bring strong winds to the whole of the UK through Sunday and into Monday. The areas of particular concern are reflected by a large Amber severe weather warning which covers Northern Ireland, central and southern Scotland, Wales, much of northern England as well as southwestern parts of England.”

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