The Manc - Weather experts warn people not to travel as Storm Ciara edges closer to UK"

Weather experts warn people not to travel as Storm Ciara edges closer to UK

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Storm Ciara is currently making her way across the Atlantic Ocean towards the UK and multiple warnings have been issued by weather experts and transport bosses.

The Met Office has even told people not to travel unless it is 'absolutely necessary' tomorrow as the storm will begin battering cities in the early hours, before heavy rain hits at around 8am.

The rain will apparently last a whopping 13 hours and subside around 9pm – the Met Office also say a month of rain will fall in that time period.

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By 9pm most of the nation's wheelie bins will undoubtedly be missing as 'extremely strong winds' will be the main focus of Storm Ciara's one day reign.

Currently, the weather warning across the North West is set at Amber.

Bosses at Manchester Piccadilly have also issued a warning of their own on Twitter ahead of tomorrow.

Travel on the roads may also be affected, however, there is no doubt that rail services will be, given that they can't stick to a timetable during the calmest of weather. So it probably is wise to avoid using trains all together.

Ahead of Storm Ciara reaching the UK coast, Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said: “Storm Ciara will bring damaging winds and heavy rain across the UK this weekend and we have issued a range of severe weather warnings giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm.

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“Winds will increase through Saturday across Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and Wales, before turning very windy across the rest of UK through the early hours of Sunday morning.

“Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected quite widely across inland areas, with even stronger gusts of 80mph or higher along coastal areas, especially in southeast England and northern Scotland.”

Seriously though, stay safe out there. Strong winds are no joke.

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