Hinckley Market fully cancelled tomorrow due to concerns over predicted weather conditions

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 20 February 2022

HINCKLEY’S MARKET has been fully cancelled tomorrow (Monday, 21 February).

Castle Street, Hinckley town centre (Image: Mason Moore)

The cancellation was made in advance by organisers amidst concerns surrounding ‘predicted weather conditions’.

Whilst not confirmed by organisers at the time of publication, it is believed this could be as a result of a new storm being named as Storm Franklin, which has affected the country today, and will do through to tomorrow morning.

A Tweet from the Met Office, reads: “The storm is forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the UK on Sunday (20 February) and Monday (21 February)”.

Andy Page, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Following the significant impacts of Storm Eunice on Friday, Storm Franklin will bring further high winds for many late on Sunday and into Monday, although not on the same scale as Eunice.”

The news of the market cancellation was made known in a statement on the official Facebook page for Hinckley Market today (20 February).

Organisers stated that they hope to see town-goers and visitors later on in the week.

They said: “[We] hope to see you later in the week”.

This is not the first time that the market has had to be fully cancelled in recent times.

It had to be cancelled last Friday (18 February), as a result of Storm Eunice, last week’s storm, which triggered the 11th ‘red’ weather warning in a decade.

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