A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued by the Met Office across Ayrshire later this week. 

The weather alert will run from 10am on Wednesday to 7am on Thursday, and covers much of the UK. 

The Met Office says there is a small chance of injuries and danger to life, damage to buildings and power cuts, and journey times are likely to be affected. 

A spokesperson said: "A deep area of low pressure is expected to approach southwest Ireland early on Wednesday, and track across northern parts of the UK before clearing early Thursday.

"There is some uncertainty on the precise track and depth of the low, however the most likely outcome at present is for a wide swathe of 50 to 60 mph gusts to affect inland areas, perhaps locally stronger over and to the lee of hills in the north.

"Some Irish Sea coasts could see gusts of 65 to 75 mph, with a small chance of 80 mph gusts on the most exposed coasts and headlands."