Road users have been advised to check before travelling this Sunday evening after a “severe weather warning” was issued.

This comes with Storm Isha, the ninth major storm to hit the UK this season, set to batter the North West on Sunday evening.

National Highways North West has now advised anyone planning to drive between 6pm and 3am on Sunday and into Monday to check weather warnings first.

A statement said: “National Highways have issued an amber severe weather alert for gales in the North West region of the country from today, Sunday, January 21, at 6pm until Monday at 2am.

“Road users in the North West region of England are advised to check ahead and plan for disruption to their journeys.

The Bolton News: An amber warning has been issued for much of the North of EnglandAn amber warning has been issued for much of the North of England (Image: PA)

Storm Isha will bring very strong south westerly winds to North West, North East and South West regions into the evening of Sunday January 21.

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“Gusts will frequently reach 50-60 mph, perhaps 70 mph at times and, along exposed coastal stretches 80mph is possible at times.

“Winds will turn westerly around mid-morning on Monday and ease.

“There is a particularly high risk that high-sided vehicles and other 'vulnerable' vehicles such as caravans and motorbikes could be blown over.”