The Met Office has put a yellow weather warning in place for much of the North West this week, including Blackburn and Lancashire. 

The weather warning in place is a result of Storm Barra, which is expected to move in from the Atlantic from Tuesday December 7. 

Strong winds are expected to hit most areas of the UK from Tuesday and will likely cause some travel disruption.

The winds are expected to reach between 45-50mph and could be as high as 60-70mph in coastal locations. 

High winds could cause some travel disruption and damage across the whole of the UK, including power cuts and travel delays and cancellations. 

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Lancashire Telegraph: Weather warnings are in place for most of the UK (PA) Weather warnings are in place for most of the UK (PA)

Frank Saunders, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Strong winds arriving across the west through Tuesday morning, will spread inland and reach eastern areas through the afternoon and early evening.

"Gusts of 45-50 mph are expected widely, with 60-70 mph in exposed coastal locations.

"The strongest winds will ease across inland areas into the overnight period.”

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Brent Walker said: “A band of rain will turn to snow across northern England and Scotland through Tuesday.

"Two to five cm of snow is expected to accumulate quite widely across the warning area, but locally this could reach ten cm, particularly in parts of the Southern Uplands and Highlands.”

He added: “Strong south-easterly winds will also lead to snow drifting in places, particularly over the highest routes, adding to poor visibilities.”

What to expect from the yellow warning and Storm Barra

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves

Where is the weather warning in place?

  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Cheshire East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Halton
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Warrington