Some rain, but Bolton avoids the onslaught of St Jude storm
5:38pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
BOLTON missed the brunt of the storm that has devastated parts of Britain.
Torrential rain was expected today with the Met Office issuing a yellow "be aware" warning for Bolton and other parts of the UK.
However, Bolton was largely unaffected, suffering from light showers and temperatures of 11C.
In southern parts of the country, four people have died and 500,000 homes are without electricity.
There have also been disruptions to transport networks and flights from major airports.
The storm has been named St Jude after the patron saint of lost causes, whose feast day is today.
The Met Office described the storm as “not one you would see every year”, and said the expected wind strengths would be similar to storms in March 2008, January 2007 and October 2000.
The Met Office have not issued any weather warnings for tomorrow, but heavy showers are expected and temperatures will reach no higher than 10C.
The latest weather information is available here.
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