A spell of very windy weather is expected on Thursday (June 14th) with gusts of 50 to 60 mph likely, according to the UK Met Office.

A very windy spell will develop during Wednesday night in association with a deep area of low pressure.

The strongest winds will reach the west coast during the early hours of Thursday before spreading eastwards during the day.

Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph in many areas and possibly around 70 mph in some exposed locations.

Winds should gradually ease from the west during Thursday afternoon.

In addition, a spell of heavy rain will accompany the wind with the highest rainfall totals over parts of western Scotland.

There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected.