You know what they say. All good things must come to an end. And this time, that refers to the glorious bout of weather we’ve been having.
Greying out from later this afternoon, the sunshine will finally dissipate after a good few days of stellar (and unbearably hot) weather, leaving us with some dramatically different conditions with a weather warning set to last late into the night and going into tomorrow (August 16).
Issuing a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in the region from 10am today, Met Office predicts that Manchester can expect torrential downpours and spells of thunder and lighting, with some flooding predicted in areas that are flood-prone. It’s expected the conditions could impact homes and businesses with strong winds and floods, alongside delays in public transport as the storm rages on.
⛈️ Yellow Weather Warning for Thunderstorms in place today across Manchester
💧 Rail and Metrolink platforms may be slippery, keep your distance from the platform edge. Roads will also be wet, watch your speed whilst driving
🚊 Take care whilst travelling across the network pic.twitter.com/PDWVWVYHyL
— Transport for Greater Manchester 🚲🚶🏾♀️ (@OfficialTfGM) August 15, 2022
The Met Office also said that power cuts could occur, with Mancs told to ‘plan ahead’ if they’re looking to travel this evening. The thunderstorms are also expected to affect the entirety of the country, however these are expected to last much longer in South East and West of England and London.
The storms aren’t expected to last too long but the yellow warning remains in place in the region until Tuesday night, however, Manchester can expect more spells of rain to come later this week and into the next. Forecasts currently predict warm but cloudy spells, with possible small bouts of rain over the next seven days. Happy summer, Mancs!