Weather warnings have been issued for East Lancashire and other parts of the north west, as Storm Isha sweeps in this weekend.

Amber and yellow weather warnings have been issued as Storm Isha approaches the UK on Sunday, in what will be a widely windy day for the UK.

East Lancashire is set to see gusts of around 60mph. Near coasts there will be widespread gusts of 60 to 70mph, possibly reaching 80 mph in a few places.

The amber wind warning is in place from Sunday (January 21) at 6pm until Monday at 9am. This covers some parts of East Lancashire, including the Ribble Valley, and Pendle.

Wind speeds are expected to reach around 60pmh in the early hours of Monday morning.

The yellow rain warning is in force for 24 hours from Sunday at 6am. This covers all parts of East Lancashire.

Chief meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: “Storm Isha will bring strong winds to the whole of the UK through Sunday and into Monday. The areas of particular concern are reflected by a large Amber severe weather warning which covers Northern Ireland, central and southern Scotland, Wales, much of northern England as well as southwestern parts of England.

“In these regions we could see gusts frequently between 50 to 60mph and even up to 80mph in exposed coastal locations. As the storm starts to move away on Monday morning very strong winds will also develop in the far southeast of England, bringing the risk of 70-80mph gusts here too in the early hours of Monday morning.

“Storm Isha will bring a disruptive spell of weather to the UK with strong winds across the whole country. Heavy rain will cause additional hazards, particularly in the west. A number of severe weather warnings for rain have also been issued. Keep up to date with the Met Office warnings and pay close attention to guidance from your local authority.”

Blackburn’s weekend weather forecast

  • Friday, January 19: Cloudy changing to sunny intervals. Highs of 4°C and lows of 2°C. Wind speeds of 32mph.
  • Saturday, January 20: Overcast changing to heavy rain. Highs of 6°C and lows of 4°C. Wind speeds of 43mph.
  • Sunday: Yellow weather warning for wind. Heavy rain. Highs of 10°C and lows of 7°C. Wind speeds of 53mph.
  • Monday: Yellow weather warning for wind. Heavy rain. Highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C. Wind speeds of 59mph.