Greater Manchester hour-by-hour weather forecast as a warning from 2pm today – and when storms are due where you live

After days of brilliant sunshine, the Met Office’s weather warning for thunderstorms comes into force in Greater Manchester at 2pm today – Saturday.

The warning area covers central Greater Manchester and extends north to Bolton and to the Wigan border in the west.

The Met Office warning said: “Some heavy rain and thunderstorms are likely, which may lead to some disturbance.

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“Spray and flash flooding may lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“When floods or lightning strikes, there is a possibility of delays and cancellation of some train and bus services. There is a small possibility of power outages and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.

“There is a small possibility that homes and businesses will quickly be inundated, with some buildings being damaged by floodwaters, lightning, hail or strong winds.”

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