The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in force from 10.40 am on Wednesday 22 November until 7am on Thursday 23 November 2017
Strong winds are expected to move east across England and Wales during Wednesday then gradually recede southeastwards on Wednesday night, finally easing from the southeast of England around dawn on Thursday.
Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely whilst outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy, will add to the difficult travel conditions.
"A widely windy day is expected across England and Wales with widespread gusts of 40-50 mph developing inland and some isolated 60 mph gusts possible. "Over southern coastal areas and high ground gusts of 70 mph are possible, particularly over the mountains of Wales and Moors of southwest England on Wednesday morning and afternoon and then around coastal areas of the southeast of England overnight into Thursday."