GALE force winds are heading for the town tonight, Wednesday, with forecasters predicting gusts of up to 50mph.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind as very strong and gusty winds swoop across the majority of the country.

The strongest winds will be across south west England and south and west Wales late evening with gusts of 60 to 70 mph on coasts.

Across the rest of the country winds will be strongest after midnight, with gusts of 60 mph on coasts and 50 mph inland before easing during Thursday morning.

The bad weather continues into the weekend with a second weather warning in place from 12pm on Friday to 6pm on Saturday.

A Met Office spokesman added: "A deep area of low pressure is expected to track across northern Britain later on Friday and through early Saturday.

"Southwesterly winds will strengthen through Friday.

"Gales will become widespread later on Friday persisting well into Saturday whilst becoming more westerly.

"Whilst some places may miss the worst of the winds, inland gusts of 50 mph are expected quite widely, with some places having gusts in excess of 60 mph, more especially across the north of the warning area on Saturday.

"Gusts of up to 70 mph are likely around some coasts exposed to the west or southwest.

"Winds will gradually ease on Saturday.

"In addition, bands of heavy rain sweeping eastwards on Friday in particular will present an additional hazard."