Blackburn will be hit by Storm Dudley later today (Wednesday, February 16), with a yellow weather warning from the Met Office being in place.

The weather warning for wind could disrupt public transport and power lines and it covers all of northern and central England, most of Wales and southern and central Scotland.

In a Met Office daily forecast video, meteorologist Alex Deakin has warned people in the affected areas to brace for “heavy rain and ever-strengthening winds”.

“It’s going to be a windy day throughout with those winds continuing to pick up through the afternoon and the evening,” he said.

“There will be some snow on the hills across Scotland, but it’s the rain and more particularly the wind we’re concerned about in this storm system on Wednesday.

“It’s likely to cause transport disruption and dangerous conditions by the sea.”

When will Storm Dudley arrive in Blackburn?

The weather warning for Blackburn says that the storm will start brewing in the town from 1pm today (Wednesday, February 16) and last up until around 6am the following day.