Warnings as 80mph winds head to town
RESIDENTS are being warned as ‘Storm Doris’ is set to batter Macclesfield with winds of up to 80mph.
The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning for Thursday (February 23) saying gusts ‘with potential risk to life and property’ could hit the region.
While the strongest winds look to be only be short-lived, driving conditions are likely to be treacherous with danger of injury from flying debris.
There will also be potential damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and chances of disruption to travel networks.
Heavy rain is also likely throughout Thursday as well as some snow over high ground, which could also lead to additional hazards.
The Met Office’s chief forecaster’s said: “The exact timing and track of this system remains uncertain but there is potential for a short-lived core of very strong winds to develop.
“While some disruption is expected outside of this stronger swathe of winds, the amber area looks most likely to see more significant disruption.”
The wet weather is expected to stay until Saturday (February 25), but the winds are expected to die down by Thursday evening.
A yellow weather warning was issued last month when Storm Doris narrowly missed the town.