Batten down the hatches as Storm Hannah prepares to gust in, warn weather-watchers

THE weather forecast is not good for the start of the cricket season in North Staffordshire tomorrow (April 27). or anything for that matter, as Storm Hannah blows in.
High winds and driving rain will start blowing in from across the Atlantic at aound nine o’clock tonight and continue gusting across the district throughout Saturday.
That’s not good news for Leek Town fans either watching their team at Colwyn Bay, as the West Coast will be hit hardest as 75mph winds and driving rain batter Britain.
The Met Office has ussued a yellow weather warning affecting Wales and large parts of England as the “worst spring in years” gathers in the Atlantic.
Gusts of up to 80mph are expected to hit the south west this evening, causing 10-metre waves to smash the shoreline.
It will be the strongest storm to hit the country in April or May for at least four years, according to weather forecasters.

TOMORROW’S (April 27) Leek’s outdoor market has been cancelled because of the threat posed to public safety by Storm Hannah’s strong winds. Gusts in excess of 40mph are forecast to hit the town.

However, the indoor markets will be open as usual. Over 40 stalls will be in place until 4pm.