Chester has been put on high alert for flooding as wind and rain continue to batter the region.
Emergency services and council workers have been put on standby by the Environment Agency as the city faces the possibility of flooding during high tide.
Sandbags are already being placed along Grosvenor Bridge and close to the racecourse, while businesses are being warned to prepare for the worse across the city.
And the Winter Wonderland at Chester Racecourse has been closed due to health and safety concerns, following fears about the safety of the rides in high winds.
Spokesperson Emma Blackmore, reassured the public that the Winter Wonderland would be open from 4pm tomorrow if the weather had improved.
“We have made the decision to close the Winter Wonderland due to health and safety concerns. Some of the rides are quite high, we do not want to take any risks,” said Ms Blackmore.
“It is not great weather for reindeer to be out in. We will be monitoring the weather very closely but hope to be open as normal tomorrow.”