A YELLOW weather warning for wind has been issued for East Lancashire.

Very strong winds are expected across the region today and may cause some disruption, the Met Office has predicted.

A forecaster spokesman said there may be delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport across the north west and public services such as buses and trains may be affected.

The spokesman said: "Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are likely.

"Some short term loss of power and other services is possible.

"Winds will strengthen through the morning with gusts of 50 to 60mph likely inland, and 60 to 70mph around some coasts and over higher ground.

"The strongest winds will probably occur ahead of an intense band of rain that is expected to move quickly eastwards during the day, winds easing once this clears."

The warning was put in place at 5am and is expected to last until 5pm today.