The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for some parts of Lancashire tonight.

It is set to take place from 8pm tonight (Wednesday, April 6) to 5am the following morning.

The area of coverage is mainly western Lancashire, with places like Blackpool, Preston, Lancaster, Thornton, Fleetwood, Kirkham, Southport, Formby and Ormskirk set to be hit.

Places like Burnley, Clitheroe and Darwen will avoid the worst of the weather.

A warning has been issued by the Met Office to expect:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are possible
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible in a few locations

In a statement, the Met Office said: "Winds will increase this evening across parts of Northern Ireland, with gusts to 50 or 55 mph likely in places, perhaps 60 mph in a few exposed spots, before easing beyond midnight.

"Across North Wales and northwest England, winds are expected to peak during the early hours, when gusts will widely reach 50 to 60 mph, and possibly around 70 mph close to some coasts. Here winds will ease somewhat by daybreak, and then more markedly during the morning."