A vintage fair has been cancelled due to the arrival of Storm Gerrit.

The Heaton Park Tramway has announced that its vintage fair, taking place as part of its Winter Tram Day, has been cancelled today, Wednesday. 

The disruption has been caused by the arrival of Storm Gerrit, just weeks after Bolton, Bury and much of Lancashire was hit by Storms Elin and Fergus and around a month since the impact of Storm Debi.

Yesterday, Boxing Day, a spokesperson from The Heaton Park Tramway said: "We're very sad to announce that the vintage fair, part of our Winter Tram Day, will not be going ahead tomorrow.

"We have just been advised that the vintage stalls and stands will now not be attending due to the anticipated weather conditions tomorrow (Wednesday).

"We will still be operating a vintage tram service from 12pm onwards - given the weather forecast, this is now likely to be either Hull 96 or Blackpool 623, instead of an open car.

"We will also still have our free mince pies on offer, as well as our free entry museum and gift shop being open.

"We can only apologise for any disappointment caused by this late notice cancellation."

People travelling back for Christmas have been warned to take care on the roads today amid the weather warnings. 

Wet and windy weather will cover “pretty much the whole of the UK”, according to Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge, with significant snowfall in parts of Scotland.

A yellow rain and snow warning is in place from 6am to 9pm across much of Scotland on Wednesday.

Mr Partridge said: “There are wind warnings out for the south of England, across the English Channel coast.

“But we also have wind warnings in force for parts of western Wales, north-west England, Northern Ireland, northern Scotland and the Northern Isles.”

He said only the central section of the UK does not have a wind warning.

Wind warning areas can expect gusts of 50-60mph, with up to 70mph on high ground and exposed coasts.

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.