The winds will continue to strengthen and from 9pm today through to 9am on Thursday morning a Met Office warning for strong winds is in force.
Winds could gust up from 40-60mph. In addition heavy rain has the potential to bring disruption to transport, tree damage and temporary power cuts.
A chilly evening but cloud thickening with outbreaks of rain spreading from the west after midnight. Lows of 2 deg C (36 deg F).
The sunshine turning more hazy this afternoon as cloud increases but it will remain dry. Feeling chilly. Highs 7 deg C (45 deg F).
Any showers this afternoon will fade away to leave a cold night with a widespread frost developing. Lows of -3 deg C (27 deg F).