Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2020

Weather warning issued with Storm Francis causing heavy rain and strong winds

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2020

Wet and windy conditions have hit Flintshire this morning as Storm Francis sweeps across the region.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning covering Tuesday and Wednesday, with Storm Francis expected to bring wind gusts of 60 mph and potentially 70 mph in exposed western locations and also heavy rain for many.

A deep area of low pressure will cross the UK will bring wind gusts of 60 mph and potentially 70 mph in exposed western locations and also heavy rain for many.

“Whilst not exceptional, winds this strong are unusual for August and they will be accompanied by some heavy rain in places, with possible transport disruption and impacts on outdoor activities.” The Met Office has said.


Chief Meteorologist Andy Page, said “The UK is in for another unseasonably wet and windy spell with Storm Francis arriving on Tuesday. There will be strong winds and heavy rain, especially in the west of the UK.

A number of severe weather warnings have been issued and these warnings can be updated regularly so please keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecast.”

Storm Francis will clear to the East of the UK by Wednesday lunchtime, leaving a brighter and more settled outlook for the remainder of the day.

After a showery day on Friday the Bank Holiday weekend should bring sunshine to most parts for a time with scattered showers before further unsettled weather is expected to move in from Tuesday next week.

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