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A yellow weather warning of strong winds has been issued by the Met Office for many parts of the UK today , including Calne.

963E7608 7C52 49E2 9FCB 5955797747B2 Storm Gareth will bring gusts of up to 60 mph across the area for the rush hour this evening with the warning in place until 3pm on Wednesday.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “The strong north-westerly winds will also affect southwest Scotland late on Tuesday, spreading across much of England and Wales through Wednesday. Gusts of 50-55 mph are likely inland and up to 65 mph along western coasts. Winds will gradually ease during the afternoon.”

In addition to the strong winds, Storm Gareth will bring some heavy rain for parts of the UK.

“Travellers should check the latest information before they set off, drive to the conditions and follow Police travel advice.

“The windy conditions are also likely to lead to disruption on other modes of transport, so we urge those planning to travel on trains, ferries and flights to check with their operators to see if their services are affected.”

As Storm Gareth moves away from the UK, the winds will ease and the rest of the week will remain unsettled with showers or spells of rain, and some brief drier interludes. Although temperatures will be near average for the time of year it will often feel colder due to the strong winds.