Winds of up to 60mph set to batter Lancashire as Met Office issues weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as strong winds are set to batter parts of Lancashire this weekend.

Friday, 3rd July 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd July 2020, 12:34 pm

An area of low pressure has been predicted to develop over the Atlantic before moving eastwards, bringing with it winds of up to 60mph across the county on Sunday (July 5).

The yellow weather warning for wind - which is in place from midnight until 4pm on July 5 - covers Preston, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Blackburn, Burnley and Clitheroe.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "An area of low pressure is expected to develop over the Atlantic and track eastwards across central Scotland during Sunday with strong winds developing across a large swathe of the UK.

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"Gusts of 50-60 mph are most likely over and to the east of high ground, particularly the Pennines which may lead to some travel disruption.

"While there is high confidence in the development of the low pressure system, there is the potential for a much deeper system with stronger winds and a risk of severe gales around coasts and through the Central Belt."

People are being warned the turbulent weather may bring a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

There's also a "small chance that injuries could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties."

A yellow weather warning for windis in place from midnight until 4pm on July 5.

Here's what to expect:

- A slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

- A small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected

- A small chance that some roads and bridges could close

- A slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

- A small chance that injuries could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Find out more by checking out the Met Office website HERE

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