Tree Down on Deansway in Sale: Photo by Darren Marsden

Storm Eunice did not arrive until mid afternoon here in Trafford, some people took to social media thinking the weather people had got it wrong.

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The winds though started picking up at around 2.30pm and an hour later things became very windy with gusts of over 40 mph.

Reports of big trees falling were seen, and things that were not tied down in gardens ended up flying across roads, some street lights had also been affected.

Walton Park/Deansway

We first got reports of a huge tree that had fallen on Manor Avenue in Sale, this caused some issues with the traffic for a time as tree specialists got to work, another huge tree had fallen just before Manor Avenue on Deansway opposite Meadway in Sale.

The tree had already been reported fallen on Deansway which is opposite Meadway in Sale, we went to check and no one was at that time attending to it.

The south was hit hardest by Storm Eunice, The O2 arena was badly damaged by gusts of wind of over 80 mph, huge trees had fallen and buildings collapsed.

More winds are expected on Sunday although its a bit too soon to say if it will become another named storm, we will see lots of heavy rain fall the rest of Friday night and into Saturday, with Sunday being the worst day according to radar we have seen.

With the heavy rain we expect to see flood alerts during the weekend, its going to be a gloomy weekend however Saturday is the better day if you was to get out and about.