Category Archives: weather news

United Utilities set to impose hosepipe ban

United Utilities has announced that it will have to impose a hosepipe ban (known as a Temporary Use Ban). This is after what is believed to be the longest heatwave since 1976. From Sunday 5th August their will be a ban for domestic customers who get their water from United Utilities, however there now follows a period of time for

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Lancashire fire service ask public to stay away from Winter Hill

With the fine weather set to continue for the next few days, Lancashire Fire and Rescue have retweeted an image showing the area they need people to stay away from. @BoltonMRT have provided an image showing the area which the public should avoid. This us not just for public safety but to help maintain the progress they have made in

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Why was it so smoky and hazy in West Lancs on Wednesday?

On Wednesday, West Lancs seemed to be quite smoky and hazy but it was not just the heat making the haze, it was intermingled with smoke. Two fires have been raging on moorlands, one in Rivington and one on Saddleworth Moor. These fires have seen smoke rise up miles in the sky and have caused people to evacuate their homes.

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There may be snow bunnies for Easter

With temperatures set to plunge and snow expected to fall over the Easter weekend we could have a ‘White Easter’. With the sun shining over West Lancshire the past few days most people would be thinking that spring has finally arrived. Met Office weather forecasters say the North West coould see snowfall toward the end of this week. Easter Sunday

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