PEOPLE are being warned to take care as strong winds and heavy rain head for Cornwall.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds that currently covers both Friday and Saturday.

It says that coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.

It warns of delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges, with some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer.

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are expected, with fallen trees possible.

Some short term loss of power and other services is a possibility.

The Met Office said: "Unseasonably strong southwesterly winds are expected to cause some disruption. Gusts of 40-50 mph are expected inland and to around 60 mph around the coasts - particularly in association with heavy showers."

A yellow warning for rain has also been issued for Friday, which covers much of the UK, including Cornwall.

It reads: "A band of heavy rain followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms has the potential to bring disruption."

The Met Office says that there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

There is also a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

It also warns that spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures and that there is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads.