Yellow weather warnings have been put in place for much of the UK as high winds and snow are on their way as part of Storm Barra.
This satellite loop captures #StormBarra moving in across the UK
— Met Office (@metoffice) December 7, 2021
According to the Met Office, Salford will be ‘cold and frosty’ before the storm arrives later, with a maximum temperature of 4°C.
@metoffice has a yellow weather warning for high winds and snow tomorrow from Storm Barra which could affect Greater Manchester. Please take care if travelling and look out for vulnerable neighbours who might need help. https://t.co/ZOUmMmYbHd pic.twitter.com/R3aRxHZ8pR
— Salford City Council (@SalfordCouncil) December 6, 2021
Storm Barra, which is a deep area of low-pressure moving in from the Atlantic today, has already left thousands of homes and businesses in the Republic of Ireland without power.
What started as a small disturbance in the Atlantic has explosively developed as a ‘weather bomb’ into Storm Barra. 🌀
Ireland will feel the full force with gusts already up to 70mph in county Cork 💨 pic.twitter.com/u7Ed56zJln
— Simon King (@SimonOKing) December 7, 2021
The Royal Horticultural Society decided yesterday to close parts of its Salford Bridgewater garden due to today’s forecast.
**RHS Bridgewater partially closed Tues 7 Dec**
Due to Storm Barra, parts of the garden will be closed tomorrow (Tues) for safety reasons. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reschedule your visit.
Glow is planned to go ahead on Wednesday 8 Dec. pic.twitter.com/xpaNWigt4U
— RHS Bridgewater (@RHSBridgewater) December 6, 2021
Lightwaves, the outdoor light festival currently taking place at Salford Quays, will also be closed this evening because of the storm.
LIGHTWAVES IS CLOSED THIS EVENING
Due to the yellow weather warning in place for Storm Barra, Lightwaves will be closed this evening. The safety of our staff and visitors is paramount, and we want you to have the best experience when you visit.
— QuaysCulture (@QuaysCulture) December 7, 2021
The decision follows the sinking of the festival’s ‘Floating Earth’ installation as a result of the bad weather last weekend.
‘The Floating Earth’ has taken a battering from the elements over the weekend and has been deflated.🌎
The globe is the centerpiece of the light festival and will not be re-inflated until the adverse weather has passed. 🌧️ pic.twitter.com/3zx8aYDmye
— Salford Now (@SalfordNow) December 6, 2021
Storm Barra has now caused organisers of the Van Gogh Alive experience at MediaCityUK to close the exhibition for the rest of today.
🚨 IMPORTANT INFORMATION 🚨
Due to Storm Barra and the high winds expected across the area, we have taken the unfortunate decision to close Van Gogh Alive, MediaCity for the remainder of today (Tuesday 7th December). The safety of our visitors is our priority. pic.twitter.com/Udih3OnrLv
— Van Gogh Alive UK (@VanGoghAliveUK) December 7, 2021
More information about Storm Barra and Salford’s weather can be found here.