It's going to be another weekend of miserable weather in Greater Manchester.

Met Office forecasters have issued two yellow alerts warning of heavy rain and blustery winds.

The first of the grim weather is expected to arrive in the form of downpours on Friday.

There could be spells of heavy rain during the second half of tomorrow, from 12pm on Friday until 9am on Saturday.

Forecasters have said 15-30mm of rain is likely, while in hilly areas 40-60mm of rainfall is possible.

The heaviest of the rain is expected to fall on Friday night, before clearing eastwards on Saturday morning.

However, after the rain clears strong winds will arrive.

A yellow weather alert is in place from 12pm Saturday until midday the following Sunday.

It warns of possible delays to road, rail and air transport during the windy spell.

There could also be issued for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

A statement on the Met Office website said: "Strong winds will move into south-western parts of the UK by Saturday afternoon, and steadily move north-east through the course of Saturday evening and overnight into Sunday morning.

The rain could cause disruption to traffic and travel

"Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely quite widely, and especially in association with heavier showers across England and Wales during Saturday afternoon.

"More isolated gusts of 65-70 mph, particularly on coasts and other exposed areas, are probable."

The winds will ease by Monday morning, however wintry showers are likely.

Both weather warnings cover the whole of Greater Manchester.

On Friday temperatures are expected to reach highs of 9C, while on Saturday they will dip to around 8C.

The unsettled weather is set to continue into next week and there could be further snowfall.

A statement on the Met Office website said: "Snow is likely in the north at times, particularly over higher ground.

"Gales are likely at times, particularly in the south with a risk of severe gales in exposed places.

"Continuing into the following week, further bouts of wet and windy weather are likely, especially in the north although more settled conditions may start to develop from the south towards the end of the period."