'10 per cent chance Hurricane Bertha storm will hit Bolton this weekend'

'10 per cent chance Hurricane Bertha storm will hit Bolton this weekend'

Storm warning: There is a 10 per cent chance that the remnants of Hurricane Bertha could hit Bolton, weather experts say.

A Met Office graphic showing the likely path of the Hurricane Bertha storm

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BOLTON could be hit by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha this weekend, weather experts say.

The Met Office says there is a 10 per cent probability that the tropical storm, which is now making its way across the Atlantic, will reach north west England on early Sunday.

The weather system is no longer classed as a hurricane - it is now a storm - but is still expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds.

Anyone travelling to southern parts of England and Wales during the weekend is warned that there is a 60 per cent chance of the storm hitting the south coast.

The Met Office's chief meteorologist, Eddy Carroll, said: "There is still considerable uncertainty surrounding this weekend's weather, with the potential for heavy rainfall and strong coastal winds, along with large waves.

"However, there is a chance that the system may pass to the south of the country, or spread heavy rain even further north.”

Bolton's latest live weather information is available here.

The Bolton News:

A Met Office graphic showing the likely path of the Hurricane Bertha storm

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4:42pm Thu 7 Aug 14

billyexpat says...

"90 per cent chance Hurricane Bertha storm will NOT hit Bolton this weekend"

Spread the good news to the people of Bolton!
"90 per cent chance Hurricane Bertha storm will NOT hit Bolton this weekend" Spread the good news to the people of Bolton! billyexpat
  • Score: 29

7:23pm Thu 7 Aug 14

merryhell1@hotmail.co.uk says...

Excellent new worthy reporting!.....I hope you dont get paid for this tripe!
Excellent new worthy reporting!.....I hope you dont get paid for this tripe! merryhell1@hotmail.co.uk
  • Score: 7

9:04pm Thu 7 Aug 14

cosmicma says...

billyexpat wrote:
"90 per cent chance Hurricane Bertha storm will NOT hit Bolton this weekend"

Spread the good news to the people of Bolton!
thats the way i read it too :)

we're all doomed i tel ya :(
[quote][p][bold]billyexpat[/bold] wrote: "90 per cent chance Hurricane Bertha storm will NOT hit Bolton this weekend" Spread the good news to the people of Bolton![/p][/quote]thats the way i read it too :) we're all doomed i tel ya :( cosmicma
  • Score: 8

9:21pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Beyond News Forum says...

What is the point in even trying to sensationalize a mild tropical storm?

Bertha was never a full on killer storm in the first place.
What is the point in even trying to sensationalize a mild tropical storm? Bertha was never a full on killer storm in the first place. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 9

11:02pm Thu 7 Aug 14

the judgement day says...

I'll take a one in ten chance of bad weather any day,stick to trawling Twitter for Z list celebs mentioning Bolton and put that in BN
I'll take a one in ten chance of bad weather any day,stick to trawling Twitter for Z list celebs mentioning Bolton and put that in BN the judgement day
  • Score: 8

7:40am Fri 8 Aug 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Wind & rain in Bolton - surely not....
Wind & rain in Bolton - surely not.... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 8

6:19pm Fri 8 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

merryhell1@hotmail.c
o.uk
wrote:
Excellent new worthy reporting!.....I hope you dont get paid for this tripe!
Sadly they do. It's a backwater town of a snoozepaper that the town would surely be better off without. Poor 'journalism', p155 poor grammar and littered with inaccuracies as if they have gone out of fashion.

It's a paper best hung from the rear of the khasi door, for the purpose of covering it in what has been printed on it in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]merryhell1@hotmail.c o.uk[/bold] wrote: Excellent new worthy reporting!.....I hope you dont get paid for this tripe![/p][/quote]Sadly they do. It's a backwater town of a snoozepaper that the town would surely be better off without. Poor 'journalism', p155 poor grammar and littered with inaccuracies as if they have gone out of fashion. It's a paper best hung from the rear of the khasi door, for the purpose of covering it in what has been printed on it in the first place. wsw69
  • Score: 2

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