Salford is set for more heavy rain and wind this afternoon with more than 20mm expected to fall throughout the day. This is a third of the average suspected rainfall for the month of February.
Blustery showers are expected to become more scattered into the evening with temperatures also set to fall from 7°C. to 9°C. degrees as the day progresses.
Wind and rain is to settle later on tonight but temperatures are set to fall to a chilly 2 °C.
Tomorrow’s weather promises very little change with more spells of wind and rain forecast from the morning and late into the afternoon.
Wind and showers are continue into the evening but the rain is set to ease overnight, maximum temperatures of 8 °C.
Saturday to Monday:
More wind and rain promised for Saturday with lows of 5°C. Heavy rain will lighten to showers on Sunday but will pick up again on Monday, accompanied by strong gusts and lows of 3°C to 4°C.
With wind and rain showing no sign of stopping this weekend and nearly 300 flood warning and alerts put into place across the UK today, many Salford residents are expressing their concern over the possibility of further flooding.
This comes off the back of the flooding and devastation that followed Storm Denis and Storm Ciara.
— Martin Zero (@martin_0401) February 16, 2020
Storm Dennis caused considerable damage in Salford last week when it destroyed a bridge crossing the River Irwell in Salford.
Persistent and heavy rain caused water levels to rise breaking the rivers banks.
Local residents were advised to mind their belongings and check on their neighbours.
A busy week lies ahead for our Quays litter boat after Storm Ciara yesterday (pictured in action previously). Five rivers empty into the Quays so every storm brings any debris in those rivers down to us. We're on the case and aiming to get it cleared up asap. pic.twitter.com/ae9twpgJu8
— Salford City Council (@SalfordCouncil) February 10, 2020
Salford was placed at risk of flooding by the Environment Agency following Storm Ciara, however the city’s brand new £10m flood defenses managed to hold strong and the warning was later removed.
Following the storm a large bed of debris washed up in front of the Alchemist bar on the quays in MediaCityUK, forcing the council to undertake an extensive cleanup operation, which is still underway.