THE Met Office has issued a weather warning in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire with Storm Aileen expected to bring strong winds and gusts of up to 60mph.

It is thought that power lines, trees and buildings could be damaged as Storm Aileen sweeps in from the West - unrelated to the hurricanes hitting the USA and neighbouring islands in the Atlantic.

The warning is in place from 8pm today until 10am tomorrow.

Motorists are being advised that the strong winds will cause journey delays.

In addition, motorists driving lorries, caravans and motorbikes are being advised to take routes which do not leave them overly exposed to strong gales.

Some parts of the country will experience winds up to 75mph.

The full yellow warning from the Met Office is as follows: "Storm Aileen is expected to bring very strong winds with gusts of 50-60 mph on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

"The worst of the winds, with gusts to 65-75 mph, are expected to be across North Wales, southern parts of Northern England, the North Midlands and Norfolk, for which area a separate Amber warning is being issued.

"Longer journey times by road, rail and air are likely, with restrictions on roads and bridges.

"There is also a chance of power cuts, and damage to trees and perhaps buildings.

"Along windward-facing coasts, some wave overtopping is possible."