The Met Office has warned of a "danger to life" after it upgraded to an amber weather warning for wind in parts of East Lancashire.

A yellow warning was already in place between 4am and 6pm today (November 13) but this has been upgraded to amber for between 10am and 4pm.

The warning covers most of East Lancashire, including Blackburn, Burnley, and Clitheroe, while also covering the rest of the county.

The Met Office said: "Storm Debi will bring very strong and disruptive winds to northwest England on Monday.

"Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life.

"Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

"There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage."

They also warned that public transport services are likely to be affected, either being delayed or cancelled, and that some roads and bridges are likely to close.

Inland gusts are expected to reach 60-65mph in places while, along the coast, this could reach between 70-80mph.

Winds are expected to ease going into the evening with no further warnings currently in place for the rest of the week.