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Met Office issues UK weather warnings for rain and wind in north of England

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Strong wind and heavy rain is set to hits parts of northern England on Tuesday.

The Met Office has issued a number of severe weather warnings across the UK, as gusts of 50-60mph are expected.

A yellow warning for wind is in place across parts of the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humber until 6pm today.

The alert for wind covers parts of Oldham, Tameside and Rochdale and the forecast shows our region on the whole is in for a blustery day with gusts of around 40mph.

A yellow warning for wind has also been issued in north Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, while there's also a yellow warning for rain in Cumbria, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

There's potential for gusts of 70mph along the eastern coast of Northern Ireland, the Western Isles, across the Pennines, and north Wales.

Meanwhile, the Met Office has put in place two amber warnings for rain in regions of Scotland, where rain accumulations of up to 120mm could be reached within 24-36 hours over Tuesday and Wednesday.

They say winds will ease across much of Northern Ireland and the north-western half of Scotland during the afternoon, before easing across the rest of the areas.

Forecasters warn to expect some delays to transport, with bus and train services potentially affected.

It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves, the warning added.

Chief meteorologist Andy Page, said: “An area of low pressure to the north west of the UK will bring very wet and windy conditions to parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and north west England through the start of the week.

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"Up to 120mm of rain could fall in a relatively short time, bringing the risk of flooding. An Amber weather warning is in force for parts of Scotland as well as further Yellow warnings for rain and wind.

“With continued southerly winds mild temperatures are forecast for much of the UK, with highs of 14-16°C in the south and east through the week.

"As the system moves through by the middle of the week high pressure moves in and this will bring more settled conditions into the weekend, with good spells of sunshine it could feel like the first hints of Spring.”

North West England weather forecast

Today:

A wet start in the north of the region, with outbreaks of rain through the morning, some locally heavy. This will become more widespread and heavier later, mainly dry in southern areas. Cloudy with gales for many, especially along coasts. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Tonight:

This evening, rain in the north will continue, still heavy at times, easing overnight. Further outbreaks will also affect southern areas into the night. Winds begin easing throughout, feeling mild. Minimum temperature 10 °C.

Wednesday:

Another wet and windy day, though less blustery than recently. Continued outbreaks of rain across the region through the day. Winds easing later, feeling mild throughout. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunshine and showers on Thursday, with light winds. Dry with sunny spells on Friday. Some light rain and sunny spells on Saturday, largely dry. Mild days but increasingly colder nights.

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