The Met Office has issued a weather warning for strong winds of up to 80mph.

The yellow warning will last from midday to midnight on Monday, January 13.

Strong winds of 60 to 80mph are expected along the coast and in highland areas while gusts of 40 to 55mph have been predicted inland.

The warning, issued on Friday, said the worst of the weather was expected to hit on Monday afternoon.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “An area of very strong winds will move eastwards across the UK through Monday afternoon and evening, clearing eastwards overnight.

“The strongest winds are expected around exposed coasts and hills in the west of the UK.

“Here gusts of 60 to 70mph are likely, with a few sites perhaps seeing gusts to 80mph.

“Inland gusts of 45-55mph are more likely.

“A narrow band of squally heavy rain moving east, accompanying the strongest winds, may be an additional hazard.”