A ‘potential spell of very windy weather’ could bring winds of up to 60mph to Dorset later this week, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and the rest of the county for this weekend.

The warning will be in force between 12am until 6pm on Saturday, November 27.

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A Met Office spokesperson said: “The strongest winds will arrive across northern Scotland during Friday afternoon, before becoming more widespread overnight and into Saturday morning. Winds will tend to slowly ease from the north during the afternoon.

“The location and strength of the very strongest winds remains uncertain. However, gusts seem likely to reach 50 to 60 mph widely, with 70 to 80 mph possible in coastal locations, particularly in parts of Scotland and north-east England.”

In terms of what to expect, the Met Office says there could be some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

There is also a “slight chance” of some damage to buildings and that some roads and bridges could close and it’s also possible that power cut could occur.

According to the Met Office forecast, the rest of this week will be chilly with highs between 6 and 8C.