Storm Francis hits Hinckley

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 25 August 2020

STORM FRANCIS is responsible for the heavy showers of rain, strong winds, and weather disruptions that have started tonight in Hinckley.

Town-goers with umbrellas (Unsplash)

The Met Office warned Hinckley residents of the bad weather by issuing yellow and amber alerts through their official social media channels and website.

Throughout the evening, Hinckley has been hit with recurring gusts of winds followed by occasional spots of rain, but the heavy winds are expected to ease up tonight.

The ‘yellow’ wind warning which was issued early on this morning will run through to tomorrow morning on Wednesday 26 August.

Luckily for residents, the ‘amber’ wind warning is believed to finish tonight.

Tomorrow morning, the skies in town will be overcast from 12am until 8am, with low chances of rain, then cloudy from 9am until 4pm.

Sunny intervals are looking likely for tomorrow evening at 5pm and 8pm.

Storm Francis follows in the footsteps of, Storm Ellen, a storm that hit just last week, which made some parts of the UK both wet and windy.

Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Storm Francis arrived early on Tuesday morning, bringing another spell of wet and windy weather for the UK over the next few days.

“Wind speeds this strong are unusual during August and may come as a surprise to people spending time outdoors trying to catch the last few days of summer.

“A number of severe weather warnings have been issued and these warnings can be updated regularly so please keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecast.”

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