Severe weather alert for Fylde coast

Strong winds are forecast for Blackpool
Strong winds are forecast for Blackpool

The Met Office have issued a severe wind weather warning for Blackpool with gusts of more than 80mph possible in some coastal areas.

Winds may arrive early on Friday morning and could cause damage to trees and buildings as well as disruption to power supplies and travel, say the Met Office.

The Yellow warning affects the North West area including Blackpool and Lancashire.

However, the Met Office has also warned that it is possible that the strongest winds may miss the UK altogether.

A spokesman said: “There is the potential for very strong winds to cross parts of England and Wales on Friday, with gusts of 60 to 70mph in places and perhaps over 80mph in exposed coastal areas.

“There remains considerable uncertainty around the developments - if such winds were to occur, we would expect damage to trees and perhaps to buildings, possible disruption to power supplies, as well as delayed travel.

“A number of potentially vigorous low pressure systems are likely to move quickly towards northwest Europe later this week.

“One of these, on Friday, may affect parts of southern parts of the UK.

“However it is worth stressing that there are a number of scenarios in which the strongest winds miss the UK altogether. Even so, spells of wet and windy weather will be affecting many areas later this week.”

The winds, if they arrive, are expected to subside by Friday night.