Torrential rain expected in Bolton as UK braces itself for worst storm in five years
6:14pm Sunday 27th October 2013 in Bolton
A WARNING about torrential rain hitting Bolton tomorrow been issued by the Met Office as the UK prepares for the onslaught of a massive storm.
Bolton is expected to escape the worst of the storm tomorrow, but weather forecasters have issued a yellow warning — “be aware” — for heavy rain in Bolton and other parts of England today.
Many parts of the UK are bracing themselves overnight for a battering from the worst storm in five years.
Winds of more than 80mph are expected to bring down trees and cause widespread structural damage, leading to power cuts, flooding and transport chaos tomorrow morning.
The storm has been named St Jude after the patron saint of lost causes, whose feast day is tomorrow.
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.
No weather warnings have been issued for Tuesday in Bolton, when heavy rain and some sunshine is forecast.
Temperatures tomorrow and Tuesday are expected to reach no higher than 10C. Bolton Council has set up a special website to advise people on what to do when extreme weather hits.
Go here for the latest weather information.
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