Warning of wet and windy weather on the way

Wet and windy weather will sweep across Britain next week, as forecasters predict strong gusts could damage trees, power lines and cause travel disruption.

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for wind – the first of which covers much of Northern Ireland, and will begin at 3pm on Tuesday and last until midnight.

Another is in place for much of England from around midnight on Wednesday until 3pm.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told the Press Association there is some "wet and windy weather on the way" for much of the country.

He said across Northern Ireland there could be gusts of 60mph-70mph, with 50mph-55mph seen quite widely across England, with 60mph-65mph in coastal areas.

"From those wind gusts we are likely to see travel disruption, it affects the rush-hours, and we could see damage to trees and power lines," Mr Dewhurst added.

He said there will also be a "band of heavy rain" which will push south-eastwards, followed by some "very heavy showers" during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures will be about average for the time of year – around 8C-11C (46.4F-51.8F) for most – Mr Dewhurst said, but with the strength of the wind it will feel colder.