A yellow weather warning for wind is in place for Bolton as the country braces for Storm Agnes.
The first named storm of the season is due to make landfall on the west coast of Ireland today before its strong winds hit the UK closer to midday.
Winds are set to range between 13 and 39 mph throughout the day in Bolton.
The weather warning continues into Thursday.
The wind is set to pick up at around at 1pm, when the wind speed reaches 21 mph.
The morning is set to remain fairly dry in Bolton until around 12pm when heavy rain is expected until 3pm.
From around 4pm light showers are predicted in Bolton for most of the day, with temperatures between 15° and 17°.
See an hour by hour forecast below:
9am – Cloudy - 13° - 13mph
10am - Cloudy - 14° - 15mph
11am - Cloudy - 15° - - 19mph
12pm – Heavy rain - 14° - 22mph
1pm – Heavy rain - 15° - 21mph
2pm – Heavy rain - 15° - 31mph
3pm – Heavy rain - 16° - 31mph
4pm – Light shower - 17° - 35mph
5pm – Light rain - 17° - 37mph
6pm – Light rain - 17° - 37mph
7pm – Light shower - 17° - 38mph
8pm – Light shower - 16° - 38mph
9pm – Light shower - 15° - 39mph
10pm – Light shower - 15° - 38mph
11pm – Light shower - 15° - 37mph
— Met Office (@metoffice) September 25, 2023
Warnings will continue to be reviewed in the coming days as the exact track and strength of Storm Agnes becomes clearer.
The wind warning highlights the chance of some damage to building from strong winds, as well as the possibility of power cuts for some.
Transport disruption is also likely, with some roads and bridges likely to close.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Matthew Lehnert said: “Storm Agnes will approach southwest Ireland early on Wednesday and track northeast across Northern Ireland and Scotland before clearing on Thursday morning. Gusts of 45-55 mph are expected widely inland and 50-60 mph over hills and around coasts.
“The strongest winds are expected to affect Northern Ireland, southwest Scotland, west and northwest Wales, Cumbria and Lancashire where some places inland may see gusts of 60 mph and 65-75 mph over hills and around coasts. These are most likely during the second half of Wednesday afternoon and through the evening."