STRONG winds could batter Cumbria this weekend as the Met Office issues a Yellow Weather Warning for most of the UK.

Blustery gales of up to 60mph will hit the west on Saturday (November 27) with a warning in place from midnight until 6pm on that day.

Much of the country could be affected by the blustery weather, according to the Met Office.

The national meteorology office is warning there is a chance of delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

They also warn that there is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, and there is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.

The Met Office also says that there is a slight chance that power cuts could happen, which could potentially affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

The warning comes into effect at noon on Friday November 26 and is valid until 6pm on Saturday evening.

The Met Office said: "The strongest winds will arrive across northern Scotland during Friday afternoon before developing further south through the evening.

"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."

Jon Bird, Property Claims Manager at NFU Mutual, said: “Strong winds in rural areas can cause significant damage as farms and homes are often situated on higher or exposed ground which are less protected by other buildings.

“Rural areas can be prone to power cuts with lines brought down by high winds and fallen trees.

“At times like these, there’s often a strong urge to go out in gales to try and do emergency repairs to roofs, gutters, or other parts of your property.

“It’s vital people pay regard to the conditions and don’t put themselves and emergency services at risk by attempting anything dangerous.

“Strong gales and patchy ice can also make driving tricky, so motorists are urged to plan their journeys carefully."