The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind across parts of the UK, including the north west.
The warning covers Bolton as well as Lancashire, Merseyside and more areas.
Strong winds associated with Storm Agnes are expected to move northeast on Wednesday and they could potentially be significantly disruptive.
The warning is in place from 12pm on Wednesday, September 27 until 7am on Thursday, September 28.
— Met Office - NW England (@metofficeNWEng) September 24, 2023
What to expect as yellow wind warning is put in place
Bolton residents can expect a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris and there is a small chance of some damage to buildings such as tiles blowing off roofs.
There’s also a small chance that power cuts might occur with other services potentially being affected including mobile phone coverage.
People who are travelling should know that longer journey times or cancellations on road, rail, air and ferry services are likely while some roads and bridges are likely to close.
The Met Office also says that there is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties; with a chance of some minor flooding of coastal roads.
What different Met Office weather warnings mean
The Met Office adds: “A deep area of low pressure named Storm Agnes, is expected to approach southwest Ireland early on Wednesday, and track across northern parts of the UK before clearing early Thursday.
“There is some uncertainty on the precise track and depth of the low, however the most likely outcome at present is for a wide swathe of 50 to 60 mph gusts to affect inland areas, perhaps locally stronger over and to the lee of hills in the north.
“Some Irish Sea coasts could see gusts of 65 to 75 mph, with a small chance of 80 mph gusts on the most exposed coasts and headlands.”