Storm Ciara is set to batter Lancashire with winds of up to 70mph this weekend.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for wind, which is active throughout the whole of Sunday (February 9).

Earlier this week, they also put a warning in place from 6pm on Saturday, but this is no longer active for Lancashire and is confined mainly to Scotland.

The weather experts have warned that Storm Ciara 'will bring very strong winds and potentially some disruption to travel'.

As a result of the weather conditions, the Met Office say that injuries and danger to life from flying debris is possible.

There could also be injuries and danger to life from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

Some gusts of wind could cause damage to buildings, some roads and bridges may close, there may be power cuts and road, and rail, air and ferry services may be affected. 

According to the forecast, winds of up to 70mph could affect some coasts and gusts of 50 or 60mph are set to hit inland areas.

Heavy rain is also expected to fall over the weekend. This may affect driving conditions.

A spokesperson for The Met Office said: "Strong winds will be widespread and last throughout much of Sunday. Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are likely across many inland areas and around 70 mph in coastal areas.

"There is a small chance of even stronger winds across parts of Scotland, potentially 70 to 80 mph. However, it is currently very uncertain whether the wind will reach this strength here and when this will occur.

"A spell of heavy rain will also affect many regions for a time, making driving conditions particularly poor."