A tree planting event at a well-loved Bolton park has been cancelled amid warnings about stormy weather.

The event was meant to be held at Leverhulme Park, off Darcy Lever between Breightmet, Darcy Lever and The Haulgh today, Saturday, January 20, between 10am and 3pm.

But is has now been cancelled because of concerns about inclement weather, with the Met Office having warned about strong winds and heavy rain across the region as Storm Isha brews.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist David Hayter said: “Conditions will stay cold on Friday but a change in weather type is on the way, bringing milder air for the UK during the course of the weekend.

“This change will initially be relatively benign in terms of weather impacts, with a dry Friday and start to Saturday for many in the south of the UK.

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“The Atlantic influence will then introduce some wet and windy weather, with a deep area of low pressure approaching from the west on Sunday.”

The tree planting event had been intended to involve people living nearby while councillors for the area had also been invited.

It had been organised by the Greater Manchester City of Trees project.

A new date will be set soon.