Weather warning in North West England
A very windy spell will develop during Wednesday night in association with a deep area of low pressure, now named Storm Hector.
Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph in many areas and possibly around 70 mph in some exposed location.
Heavy rain will accompany the wind with the highest rainfall totals over parts of western Scotland.
There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road , rail air and ferry services are affected.
According to forecast, winds should gradually ease from the west during Thursday.