THE MET OFFICE has warned an "unusually deep area of low pressure" is heading towards Dorset this week and will bring fierce winds of up to 60mph.

So far, May has been full of windy and wet weather, with 2.7 inches of rain falling in the first 17 days of this month.

According to the Met Office there is more to come, with a yellow weather warning issued for wind from 6pm on Thursday, May 20 which runs until 9pm on Friday, May 21.

The national forecaster has warned that "windy weather may lead to some travel disruption and, perhaps, damage to temporary outdoor structures."

In addition to some heavy rain, the low pressure will bring with it a spell of relatively high winds.

The windiest conditions will start to affect the South West and South Wales late Thursday (May 20) afternoon and evening before spreading across southern England Thursday night and early Friday.

Gusts will reach as much as 55 to 60 mph over coasts and hills during this time.

These high winds then slowly ease from the west later on Friday, May 21.

It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and large waves, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected.