It's going to be a wet and windy weekend - so don't take any of those risky 'storm selfies'

If you're planning on going for a coastal stroll this weekend, don't even think about stopping to take a "storm selfie" because we're set for some brutal rain and wind battering.

Gusts of about 60mph are expected along exposed coastlines in the south and the west, bringing a depressingly abrupt end to the recent sunny spell.

Waves crash over the sea wall at Porthcawl in Wales
(Joe Giddens/PA)

Since some thrill-seekers have a habit of taking photos and filming themselves in treacherous conditions, there are warnings in place not to do the same this weekend.

Craig Woolhouse, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, said: "Strong winds and large waves will combine with high tides on Saturday and local minor flooding is possible across parts of the north Devon coast.

"We urge people to stay safe on the coast and warn wave-watchers against the unnecessary dangers of taking 'storm selfies'."

Members of the public using coastal paths and promenades - particularly on the South West coast - will face increased risks on Saturday, the Environment Agency added.

Campers - here's looking at you V fest goers - and those hoping to enjoy a weekend outdoors have been warned to be careful amid "unseasonably strong" winds, and travellers are being warned of possible disruption to transport.

The conditions are expected to be accompanied by "heavy, thundery, showery rain", the Met Office said. Yay.

But all is not lost - warmer weather should return from the middle of next week, just in time for the August Bank Holiday!

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