Cornwall is being warned to brace for strong winds on Monday evening into Tuesday as Storm Helene hits the UK.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind, currently in place from 6pm on Monday until 8am on Tuesday.

The forecaster said: “Storm Helene will bring a spell of strong winds to western parts of the UK, in particular late Monday and early Tuesday.”

The Met Office warns of possible disruption to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

High-sided vehicles could experience delays on exposed routes and bridges and there is the potential for loss of power and other services.

Coastal areas and seafronts could be affected by spray and large waves.

Damage to trees is also possible, the Met Office said.

The full warning reads: “Storm Helene is expected to move northeastwards across the British Isles later Monday and early Tuesday before clearing into the northern North Sea by early Tuesday morning.

“A spell of strong winds is expected, initially mainly in the far southwest of England and across western Wales. The strongest winds then transfer northwards to be over northern England and, perhaps, the far south of Scotland, during the early hours of Tuesday. Winds are likely to gust into the 40s or low 50s mph quite widely across the warning area.

“Meanwhile, in some Irish Sea coastal areas, most likely in Wales and northwest England, gusts to 55-65 mph are likely with possible isolated gusts in excess of 70 mph in the most exposed places.

“High gusts in the 50s or low 60s mph area also possible over high ground in northern England during the early hours of Tuesday.”