Yellow warning for wind issued across Ayrshire ahead of Storm Ali
A spell of very windy weather is expected. Gusts of 50-60 mph are possible inland.
Strong winds affecting parts of western Scotland and Northern Ireland early in the day will continue to strengthen through the morning and then extend across many parts of Scotland and northern England and northwest Wales.
For some exposed areas, in particular parts of western Scotland, gusts could reach in excess of 75 mph in places. The gusty winds will be accompanied in places by heavy, squally showers.
The winds will gradually ease later on Wednesday, firstly across Northern Ireland, northwest Wales and northern England and then across Scotland.
What to expect
Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
Some damage to buildings is possible, such as tiles blown from roofs. Falling trees or branches are possible
Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
Injuries and danger to life from flying debris
Some roads and bridges may close