England and Wales are set to be battered by strong winds and heavy showers later this week.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for the two countries from Wednesday evening which it says could lead to some short-term loss of power and delays to transport.
The warning issued by the weather service, in place between 9pm on Wednesday until 3pm on Thursday, said: “Strong winds accompanied by heavy and blustery showers may bring some disruption to England and Wales.”
Gusts of 50-55mph are expected, which could rise to 60-70mph on coasts and hills.
The Met Office said there would probably be “delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges” as well as “delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport”.
It said “some short-term loss of power and other services” is possible, while some bus and train services could be affected, with some journeys taking longer.