A WEATHER warning for strong winds has been issued for Dorset and parts of the south west on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Met Office has imposed a yellow weather warning from around midday on Monday May 3 until around 9am Tuesday morning.

Spells of heavy rain also threaten to dampen spirits on the national holiday.

Forecasters have warned that 'disruptive' strong winds are expected, with gusts up 40 to 50 mph, "but perhaps as high as 60 mph around some coasts and hills of England and South Wales."

The strong winds will by accompanied by some heavy rain at times and should gradually ease through Tuesday morning, the Met Office said.

Forecasters have told us what to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Damage to outdoor temporary structures possible