A WEATHER warning for wind is in place as as Somerset is being warned to expect travel disruption and possible power cuts due to high winds.

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place until 3pm this afternoon (Saturday), as Storm Hannah hits the south west.

Forecasters are warning of strong west to northwesterly winds which with 'some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer, delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges, some short-term loss of power and other services possible and some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves'.

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A forecaster said: "Strong winds will push from west to east across parts of west Wales and southwest England late on Friday, then across the rest of Wales and southern, central and parts of northern England overnight and during Saturday.

"Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely around exposed coasts, especially in Wales and southwest England during the morning. Gusts of 45-55 mph are likely across inland areas before winds ease by late afternoon."

High speed winds have caused damage and disruption across Somerset.

Brean Theme Park has closed its doors to the public today as Storm Hannah has caused damage to a number of the park's attractions.

A spokesman for the park said: "We intended to open today as planned but it is not safe to allow people onsite until the storm passes.

"We will begin to clear away the debris and start repairing the damage.

"We apologise for the inconvenience and we will post updates throughout the day."

Images posted on the park's Facebook page show several rides around the park have been damaged as a result of high speed winds.

Police also closed Regent Street in Burnham-on-Sea after guttering and roof slates fell off buildings and blew into the street.

Have you been affected by Storm Hannah? Share your pictures of the storm by emailing newdesk@somersetcountygazette.co.uk