HEAVY wind and rain are on their way as Worcester braces itself for a Bank Holiday battering.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in Worcestershire tomorrow and Tuesday as a low pressure system sweeps down from the north.

High winds are likely to cause some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport and it is also likely that some bus and train services may be affected, with some journeys taking longer.

The usual delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are also deemed likely.

Added to this is the possibility of damage to outdoor temporary structures and that some tree branches may be brought down too, the Met Office has warned.

A vigorous area of low pressure is likely to cross northern England on Monday, the source of the wild weather.

Strong winds are expected to the south of the low centre, affecting Wales and western England during Monday afternoon, then extending to central, southern and eastern England later on Monday afternoon and evening.

Gusts are likely to widely reach 40 to 50 mph inland, and as high as 60-65 mph around some coasts of southern England and south Wales. The winds should gradually ease through Tuesday morning.

The strong winds will be accompanied by some heavy rain at times.