Weather warning for Lancashire coast

Photo: David Hurst'High tide and high waves on Morecambe Promenade on Sunday 2nd Feb 2014
Photo: David Hurst'High tide and high waves on Morecambe Promenade on Sunday 2nd Feb 2014
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Severe gales and heavy rain are expected to hit the north west coast overnight on Monday and into Tuesday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo, which battered Bermuda over the weekend, runs across the Atlantic and reaches the UK on Monday night, bringing a period of strong wind.

The strongest winds are expected on Tuesday, October 21, bringing the potential for disruption to travel, especially as the strongest winds coincide with the morning rush hour in places.

Fallen leaves on the ground may impede drainage and increase the risk of surface water affecting roads, while some damage to trees is possible, given that many are still in full leaf, the Met Office said.

Whilst Monday night will see wet and windy conditions sweeping eastwards, the strongest winds are expected to occur after the rain clears and winds veer northwesterly through Tuesday morning. Gusts exceeding 55 mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in some exposed coastal areas in the west and possibly to around 80mph around coasts in northern Scotland.