WEATHER WARNINGS - Wind on 17.9.18

WEATHER WARNINGS - Wind on 17.9.18

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Yellow Weather Warning – Wind

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for Wind for the period between 18:00 Mon 17th and 12:00 Tue 18th September 2018.

Yellow weather warning for wind 17.9.18

Storm Helene is expected to bring a period of very strong winds to western parts of the UK late Monday and for a time on Tuesday.

Yellow weather warnings for wind, 17.9.18

There remains large uncertainty in Helene’s exact track. However, very strong winds is expected, initially for parts of south-west England and west Wales, then later south-west Scotland and the south-east of Northern Ireland. Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 mph quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 mph in exposed areas.

So people of the Fylde Coast, batten down your hatches as they say. It’s advisable to secure any outdoor furniture which you’ve been using over the summer, and put children’s toys away, etc.

Find out more about storms here

Yellow Weather Warning – Thunderstorms possible

For Friday 27 July 2018, from 2pm up to midnight.

Weather Warnings for Thunderstorms, 27.7.18
Weather Warnings for Thunderstorms, 27.7.18

Whilst many places are likely to remain dry, there is the potential for thunderstorms to develop during Friday afternoon, lasting well into the evening.

Where these occur expect torrential downpours with a much as 30 mm of rainfall in 1 hour and 60 mm in 3 hours. Large hail and strong, gusty winds will be additional hazards.

Yellow Alert for Snow

Friday 2.3.18

With freezing cold temperatures outside this week, the Met Office has issued Yellow Weather Warnings for Snow for much of Lancashire.

The warning is in place from 0005 Tuesday 27 to 2355 on Wed 28 Feb. Areas affected include Blackburn with Darwen, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside & Warrington – so take care when travelling.

There is light snow and strong winds forecast for Friday and a Yellow Warning of Wind and Snow for North West England including Blackpool. Valid from 0005 Fri 02 Mar to 2355 Sat 03 Mar

Snow forecast for Fylde Coast on Friday 2.3.18
Snow forecast for Fylde Coast on Friday 2.3.18

See what the seaside looks like on the rare occasion that it’s covered with a blanket of snow.

What to do in case of Flood Alert

Check latest information for your area

  • Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast
  • Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quick dial code: 202002.
  • Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.
  • Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.

What you should consider doing now:

  • Monitor local water levels and weather conditions.
  • Get ready to act on your flood-plan if you have one.
  • Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.
  • Prepare a flood kit of essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance documents, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.
  • Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.
  • In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.
  • Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.
  • Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you’ve been in contact with it.

Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves. KEEP AWAY FROM THE SEA!

Live Weather Cams

You can take a look at the beach and what’s happening right now with Mount-Cam at Fleetwood and the Fylde Coast beach-cam.

Snow on Cleveleys beach. Weather warnings
Snow on Cleveleys beach.

WEATHER WARNINGS COME WITH SAFETY WARNINGS!

**KEEP AWAY**  From the coastline and seashore when winds are strong and tides are high.

DO NOT underestimate the power of the sea – it regularly claims lives along the length of the Fylde Coast and taking risks could mean that you are next.

Be safe. It is perfectly possible to find a good viewing spot and take good photos with a zoom lens without having to put yourself at risk.

In case of extreme heat (yes, it does happen!) remember that you’ll catch a suntan much more quickly at the coast so wear sunscreen. Also keep yourself well hydrated.

Sea overtopping at Blackpool. Photo: Mel Jones. Visit Fylde Coast Weather Warnings
Sea overtopping at Blackpool. Photo: Mel Jones
Snow on the Lakes. Weather warnings from Visit Fylde Coast
Snow on the Lakes.

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