THE Met office has issued a yellow weather warning covering Swindon as strong winds are set to hit most of England and Wales.

The warning said to expect very strong winds, with some travel disruption and possible dangerous conditions until 4pm today.

The warning said: "Strong winds are expected through Thursday, with a short period of particularly gusty conditions across parts of northern England early in the morning, moving southeastwards across other parts of England by late morning.

"Gusts of 45-55 mph are likely, perhaps as much as 60-65 mph very briefly in a few places, accompanied by a short burst of heavy rain. Winds easing a little during the afternoon, though remaining gusty.

It also advises commuters to plan ahead because some bus and train services could be affected, with some journeys taking longer.

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are also likely.

There could also be some short term loss of power and other services.

The warning follows in the wake of Storm Gareth which hit the country earlier this week bringing winds of up to 80mph.