A YELLOW weather warning has been issued for Greater Manchester.

The Met Office's heavy rain warning will come into effect from 6pm tonight until 10am tomorrow morning.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Heavy showers are likely to develop over the Irish Sea and move into parts of northwest England and northeast Wales through the evening and overnight.

"There is the potential for these to form into bands such that some locations could see heavy rain for several hours and perhaps 30-40 mm of rain, while other areas remain largely dry."

Motorists have been warned the heavy downpours may lead to some flooding and travel disruption, with spray and flooding on roads making journey times longer.

The warning is also in place across Lancashire, Merseyside and much of Cheshire.

Elsewhere, forecasters have warned this week will feel much 'fresher'.

Bonnie Diamond, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "This week there's going to be a fresher feel, winds from the north bringing cooler temperatures than we've seen in a while.

"It's going to be an unsettled week with periods of low pressure bringing rain and wind at times, especially on Wednesday and Friday.

"We're looking at top temperatures in the high teens."