Cornwall is bracing itself for heavy winds after the Met Office issued a weather warning for the south west this morning.

The forecasting office has said a spell of very strong westerly winds which hit the region, gusting up to 60mph, were likely to continue on until around 11am, peaking around or just before rush hour.

While some travel delays are expected, it is mainly expected to affect high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges, and some short term loss of power may also occur.

The Met Office predicted that the worst of the winds will gradually ease later in the morning, albeit with some strong gusts opossible this afternoon.

The chief forecaster said: "Strong westerly winds will give gusts of 45-50 mph quite widely inland. Gusts of 60 mph are expected along coasts exposed to the west, in particular coasts bordering the Bristol Channel.

"Normally winds of this strength would cause very few impacts. However, with trees still being in full leaf, they be more susceptible to damage with resulting debris possibly affecting roads and overhead power supply lines."