Storm Jocelyn impacts Britain with little impact on Wednesday’s fixtures

Storm Jocelyn impacts Britain with little impact on Wednesday’s fixtures

Catterick Racecourse in North Yorkshire is closely monitoring high winds ahead of Wednesday’s fixture as Storm Jocelyn hits Britain. On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, strong gusts were recorded across various areas of the country, reaching speeds of up to 97mph in North Wales. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for a spell of strong winds on Wednesday, which includes Catterick. However, clerk of the course Fiona Needham believes that the track’s seven-race card is not under major threat. The weather conditions have caused the going to change to soft, heavy in places, following 15mm of rain in the past day.

At 7:50am, Needham confirmed that the track is currently raceable despite the windy conditions. She expressed optimism as the gusts are expected to decrease later in the day. Needham did mention that there were a few rails down on the exposed far bend when she arrived earlier, indicating the strong overnight winds. However, precautions had already been taken by leaving some of the wings down overnight in anticipation of such weather. Despite the windy conditions, Needham reassured that it has not been as severe as Storm Isha from a few days ago.

Overall, while Catterick Racecourse is keeping a close eye on the high winds associated with Storm Jocelyn, there is hope that the situation will improve as the gusts are expected to diminish throughout the day. The track remains raceable at present, and the major concern seems to be limited to a few rails being down on the exposed bend.

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