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An abrupt end to the heatwave in prospect

Date published: 12 July 2018


It looks like the heatwave is well and truly over as forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning for Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside with the threat of heavy showers and thunderstorms over the course of the next 48 hours.

The change in weather will come as a stark change to what Greater Manchester has been experiencing over the last few weeks, with unbroken sunshine and temperatures regularly getting above 25 degrees.

Now we are being told to expect heavy downpours which could lead to some localised flooding as the water runs off the sun-baked ground.

The Met Office has now issued a yellow weather warning for Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside from around 11am tomorrow morning (Friday) to about 8pm.

According to their forecast we can “Expect some flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely, perhaps leading to some damage to buildings.

“There is a good chance driving conditions will at times be affected by spray and standing water.”

Once the rain clears tomorrow, the weekend looks set to see a return to the sunny spells along with scattered cloud on Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures getting as high as 23 degrees.

However, Monday is expected to bring more rain with it in the afternoon and into the evening.


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