Further weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office this week as Storm Ali reaches the UK.
We’ve already had Storm Helene at the beginning of the week, which brought heavy rain and strong winds to Manchester.
The Met Office has just issued a yellow warning for heavy rain for parts of Greater Manchester and across the North West of England, which is in place from 4am until 10pm on Thursday 20 September.
A spokesperson added there may be spray and flooding on roads due to heavy rain.
Good morning! Stormy to the north with strong winds & heavy rain, over Northern Ireland, southern Scotland & northern England. Elsewhere, windy with sunny spells either side of a showery rain band, moving southeastwards. Stay updated here: https://t.co/hQmWS6xFNb ^Kayleigh pic.twitter.com/WYb84Kcmx2
— Met Office (@metoffice) September 19, 2018
An amber warning is currently in place for gale force winds across Scotland, Northern England and parts of Ireland.
Met Office said ‘damaging winds’ of up to 75mph from Storm Ali will hit the UK this week.
Amber and yellow warnings across the North (Image: Met Office)
A Met Office forecaster said: “An area of rain is expected to move northeast across many parts of the UK on Thursday.
“Rain is likely to be most persistent and heaviest across parts of Wales and northwest England. 40-60 mm of rain is likely widely across the warning area.
“In addition to the rain, strong winds and coastal gales can be expected across southern parts of the warning area.”