A WARNING of strong winds for Cornwall over the weekend has been issued by The Met Office

The weather watcher has issued a yellow warning for the South West England between midnight on Saturday, November 27 and 6pm on Saturday, November 27.

There is a potential for a spell of very windy weather across much of the UK during Saturday," said a spokesperson.

Cornwall Council has issued its own warning for people to stay away from the coasts.

In a Tweet it warned: "The @metoffice has issued a yellow wind warning for Cornwall on Saturday.

"Please stay away from exposed coastal locations and take extra care if travelling."

A yellow warning means people should expect:

• Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

• There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

• There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.

• There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

A statment from the Met Office said: "The strongest winds will arrive across northern Scotland during Friday afternoon, before becoming more widespread overnight and into Saturday morning.

"Winds will tend to slowly ease from the north during the afternoon. The location and strength of the very strongest winds remains uncertain. However, gusts seem likely to reach 50 to 60 mph widely, with 70 to 80 mph possible in coastal locations, particularly in parts of Scotland and north-east England."