YELLOW weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office for Lancashire this weekend.

Between 10.30am today and 10am tomorrow (Saturday), the forecasters say that there will be heavy and at times persistent rain.

There are some indications that with the yellow rain warning and 'bus and train services will probably be affected with journey times taking longer and spray and flooding on roads is also probable'.

Meanwhile, on Monday and Tuesday there is a 'yellow warning' of strong winds starting on Monday between midnight and then carrying until 6pm on Tuesday.

The spell of very windy weather is likely to be in association with ex-Ophelia.

Forecasters say: "Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journeys times and cancellations possible.

"Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

"Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs could happen, perhaps leading to injuries and danger to life from flying debris. Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves.

"The warning has been updated to delay the onset time of the strong winds and increase the likelihood of the event occurring."