Brace yourselves for Storm Diana

Date published: 28 November 2018

Oldhamers are being warned today (Wednesday) to brace themselves for the arrival of Storm Diana, which is due to hit the borough tomorrow.

Strong winds and heavy rain are being predicted for much of tomorrow morning and into the afternoon.

Forecasters are predicting it could cause some disruption, particularly on higher ground such as the M62 and across our region.

A Yellow Weather Warning has been issued for the whole of Greater Manchester and for the majority of the north, with the Met Office advising the strong winds could cause “short term loss of power and other services” in some areas.

We are also being warned to be on our guard for flying debris, which could cause injury and even pose a danger to life.

Rain is also being predicted to fall, with the strongest downpours predicted to be during the morning rush hour, but it should still remain quite warm for the time of year, with temperatures hovering between 10 and 12 degrees.

The Yellow Warning in force across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside comes into force at around 3am on tomorrow (Thursday) and runs until around 3pm on the same day.

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