Storm Erik hits Oldham bringing strong winds and heavy rain

Evarado Alatorre
Febrero 10, 2019

After Storm Erik brought down trees and caused disruption to rail services, this is what forecasters have predicted is in store for Sheffield for the rest of the weekend.

The warning for heavy rain is in place over the western and Highlands areas up until Saturday afternoon.

Next week shows a calmer outlook, with sunny spells, a light breeze and temperatures rising as the week progresses.

The Met Office said exposed coastlines and hills - including in the East of England - could experience gusts of up to 70mph.

'And it will be a touch colder than it has been on recent mornings.

Later, however, the clouds will move towards Scandinavia with exception of the south.

Mr Keates added: "It will be a brighter second-half of the day for Wales, south-west and northern England with a few showers thrown into the mix as well".

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Storm Erik is battering the North West today bringing strong winds and heavy rain to the region.

'And then this area of low pressure starts to make its way across Northern Ireland as we head through the afternoon.

According to the Met Office, the strongest winds are to be expected in southern Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland.

The Met Office said there was a risk of flooding north of the Central Belt because of "frequent heavy showers" and melting snow.

Storm Erik's gale-force presence has prompted weather warnings, with planes at London's Heathrow airport battling to land amid blustery conditions.

On Friday morning a 50-year-old man died on the A384 in Buckfastleigh, Devon, and in Wales a van driver was killed after he collided with a fallen tree on the B4306 between Pontyberem and Llannon in west Wales.

The Met Office has put a weather warning for wind in place covering most of the United Kingdom, with strong winds expecting in the south of Scotland, much of England, and Northern Ireland.

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