Yellow weather warning in force tonight as Lancashire braces for 60mph winds

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Lancashire as winds of 60mph or more are expected to batter the county over the next 24 hours.
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The relentless wet weather appears to have kept many people away from Lancashire's towns and cities today, with some pubs reporting an underwhelming response to their reopening after more than three months of lockdown.

And the grim weather is set to continue into tomorrow, with the Met Office warning that winds of 60mph or more could be heading for the county tonight.

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The wind is expected to pick up at around midnight, with the Met Office warning of a spell of "unusually windy conditions" overnight and into Sunday morning.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Lancashire between midnight and 4pm tomorrow (July 5). Pic: Met OfficeThe Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Lancashire between midnight and 4pm tomorrow (July 5). Pic: Met Office
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Lancashire between midnight and 4pm tomorrow (July 5). Pic: Met Office

The forecaster said gusts of up around 60mph and maybe stronger will strike overnight, with the wind likely to intensify further in the early hours of the morning.

It said winds of this force are 'unusual' for this time of year and could cause some disruption across the county.

Rain is likely to continue through the night, but is expected to peter out through Sunday morning, before showers return in the afternoon.

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Temperatures are expected to remain between 15° and 17° throughout tomorrow.

What to expect

- There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

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

- There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close

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

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

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