'˜Danger to life is possible': Weather warning for Lancashire issued as Storm Helene approaches
Winds of up to 80mph is set to batter Lancashire throughout Monday evening and Tuesday morning, forecasters have warned.
The Met Office has issued a weather warning ahead of Storm Helene's arrival, and said 'injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible.'
The yellow warning, which means residents should be aware of possible disruption, is in place from 6pm on Monday until noon on Tuesday.
It affects most of Lancashire including Blackpool, Preston, Wigan, Lancaster and Burnley.
'Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 mph quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 mph in exposure,' a Met Office spokesman said.
However, it accepted there 'remains large uncertainty in Helene's exact track'.
Large waves are expected on the coast, road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, fallen trees may pose a hazard, and some roads and bridges may close.
Power cuts could also happen, and mobile phone coverage could drop out.