WEATHER warnings have been issued for snow and wind in Swindon on Saturday.

Yellow alerts are in place from midnight tonight, lasting from 10am for snow and until 6pm for heavy wind.

There is an 80 per cent chance of snow at 1am and between 4am and 7am, with cloudy skies and light showers for the rest of the day.

Temperatures will be three degrees Celsius at most and as low as 0. 

A Met Office spokesman said: "While most areas will see spells of rain there is a small chance of this turning to snow on Saturday morning leading to some disruption.

"High winds may cause some travel disruption and damage.

"There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.

"There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off.

"There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected."

Swindon will escape the worst of the stormy weather caused by Storm Arwen, which haseen amber and red alerts pop up around Scotland and the east coast of England.

Sunday will see sunnier skies but colder temperatures which could be as low as -2C.