Storm Barra was a little later than expected as it hit Manchester with gusts of wind at around 50mph and during the storm a huge tree fell in Walton Park in Sale.

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People looking on was shocked to see what had happened and hoped no one was injured either passing the tree or sitting on the bench.

One resident made a good point that the tree could have gone the other way towards the canal which could have been a serious matter with the barges docked at the side.

We inspected the tree and saw the tree had snapped as if someone had hacked it away, this is the power of the storm.

Storm Barra now is no longer a problem for the UK however with the weather being so changeable another one could be on its way.

(All images copyright Darren Marsden)