BURY is braced for several days of unsettled weather with strong winds and heavy rain forecast to hit the town.

There may also be some snow showers over the next week.

A band of low pressure is moving in this weekend bringing with it spells of wet and very windy weather, The Met Office has warned.

Throughout today, Bury and much of the North of England could see strong gales and heavy downpours.

A quieter day is expected on Sunday with sunny spells, although there maybe some showers and temperatures will be colder.

However, further bad weather is predicted into next week with several warnings issued for Monday ­— including for very blustery winds and bouts of heavy rain.

Frank Saunders, the Met Office's chief meteorologist, said: “Southerly winds will strengthen through Monday, with a very windy day forecast, particularly across the western half of the UK.

"Severe gales are likely along coastal areas, with gusts reaching 60-70mph at times along Irish Sea coastlines, the west of Scotland and perhaps some English Channel coasts, with disruption to sea, road and air travel likely.

“There are signs of further low-pressure systems developing throughout next week which are likely to bring further gales and heavy rain almost anywhere and possible snow to some northern parts of the UK.”