TEMPERATURES are expected to tumble in East Lancashire this evening.

Sleet fell in Nelson earlier this afternoon and Blackburn also saw hail.

Temperatures are currently hovering around 5C.

Around 250 homes in Chaigley, near Clitheroe, Sawley, Bowland and Wrightington, in Wigan, are still without power after lines failed due to high winds last night.

A spokeswoman for Electricity North West said: “Engineers are on site and will be getting everybody back on tonight.”