A yellow weather warning is currently in place across Bolton as heavy rain hits the borough.
The warning which was brought in by the Met Office at 6am yesterday, Tuesday September 19, and will be in place until 6pm today with people being advised to travel safely.
Heavy rain affecting parts of North West England and Wales may lead to some flooding, bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer, spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer and some interruption to power supplies and other services likely.
The weather comes as Hurricane Lee hit the UK yesterday.
The hurricane brought heavy and persistent showers yesterday to western areas and will continue throughout today, Wednesday, September 20.
⚠️ Yellow weather warning issued ⚠️
Rain across much of Wales and North West England
Tuesday 0600 – Wednesday 1800
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— Met Office (@metoffice) September 18, 2023
Dan Stroud, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “We’re undergoing a change at the moment, we’ve got a cold front moving in from the west, so that is helping to clear out all the showers and thunderstorms we had yesterday which have been shunted eastwards out into the North Sea.”
The Met Office added there would be more focus on blustery showers and sunny spells on Thursday and Friday, with a “generally unsettled” outlook over the next week or so.
Hour by hour weather forecast for Bolton today:
11am: Heavy rain – 16C with wind gusts of up to 31mph.
12pm: Heavy rain – 16C with wind gusts of up to 29mph.
1pm: Light rain – 16C with wind gusts of up to 22mph.
2pm: Cloudy – 16C with wind gusts of up to 21mph.
3pm: Cloudy – 16C with wind gusts of up to 23mph.
4pm: Light rain – 16C with wind gusts of up to 21mph.
5pm: Light shower – 16C with wind gusts of up to 24mph.
6pm: Sunny – 16C with wind gusts of up to 24mph.
7pm: Sunny intervals – 15C with wind gusts of up to 20mph.
8pm onwards into the evening: clear night skies with the sun setting at 7.14pm.