Strong winds are predicted to hit North Devon overnight on Thursday.

In the wake of Storm Ali, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind covering the South West from 6pm on Thursday.

The warning is in place until 9am on Friday morning.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “An area of strong winds is likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England during Thursday evening before spreading further eastwards across England.

“The strongest winds are then expected to clear into the North Sea early on Friday.

“Most likely is that we will see gusts of 45-50 mph in a few spots inland as well as more widely around exposed coasts.

“However, there is a small chance that stronger winds will develop in some areas with 60-65 mph gusts possible, particularly overnight into Friday across eastern England.

“The strong winds will accompanied by short-lived outbreaks of very heavy rain in places.”