The imminent Storm Agnes is predicted to bring torrential downpours and gusts of up to 85km winds in Lytham St Anne’s tomorrow (Wednesday 28th September). The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for our area from 10 a.m. on Wednesday 27th September until 7 a.m. on Thursday 28th September. The storm could also bring 2.4in (60mm) of rain and potential floods.
Steve Ramsdale, a Met Office chief meteorologist, said: ‘While the precise track and depth of Storm Agnes is still being determined, there’s a high likelihood of wind gusts around 50 to 60mph for some inland areas. Exposed coastal areas could see gusts of 65 to 75mph with a small chance of a few places seeing around 80mph.
As well as some very strong winds for many, Storm Agnes will also bring some heavy rain, with the highest totals more likely in Scotland, northern England, Wales and Northern Ireland.’
Agnes is the first named storm of the storm-naming season, which runs from September to August the following year.