A WEATHER warning has been issued by the Met Office for Salisbury, as Storm Brendan batters the area.

It has been in place since midday and will run until just before midnight.

Locally, the strongest winds are expected around exposed hill areas, with some places set to experience 60 to 70mph gales.

Elsewhere, places lower inland could be hit by wind of between 45 and 55mph.

This warning will cover all of England and Wales.

Salisbury Journal:

The Met Office says: "Southwesterly winds are expected to strengthen across much of England and Wales during Tuesday afternoon and evening. Gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected quite widely inland, with exposed coasts and hills having gusts of around 60 mph, perhaps locally 70 mph. Heavy rain may be an additional hazard in places. Winds will ease from the west during Tuesday night."

The Met Office warns some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport could be likely.

There could also be delays for some high-sided vehicles on exposed routes, plus short-term loss of power could be possible.

It comes after a yellow warning for wind was put in force yesterday, which covered the southern Salisbury area, as well as the whole of Hampshire.