WINDS could reach up to 65mph in Dorset, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the county from 6am until 9pm on Saturday, October 31.

The Met Office said: “A belt of very strong and possibly squally southerly winds will develop on Saturday morning with gusts of 60-65 mph, perhaps 70 mph on exposed coasts and hills. The winds will become more westerly during the afternoon and gradually ease across England and Wales.”

In terms of what to expect, the Met Office says some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are “likely”.

Short-term loss of power and other services is also possible.

According to the Met Office forecast, Saturday will see periods of heavy rain during the day with more rain predicted on Sunday morning. The rest of Sunday looks dry with a chance of light rain in the evening.

The Met Office said over the weekend two separate Atlantic low-pressure systems will track to the north-west of the UK, bringing further heavy and persistent rain as well as strengthening south-westerly winds.

Deputy chief meteorologist Martin Young said: “Saturday will be very wet and windy for many northern and western parts of the country as low-pressure sweeps northeastwards past northwest Britain. Another system quickly follows on Sunday that contains the remnants of ex-Hurricane Zeta, bringing further heavy rain and strong winds."