A spell of windy weather is expected across North Devon tomorrow (Friday, April 26) and into Saturday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind across the South West, including the whole of North Devon and Torridge.

Forecasters warn of a 'spell of strong winds' with some disruption to travel as Storm Hannah hits between 9pm Friday and 3pm Saturday.

Commuters can expect some delays, with delays also expected for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

There is also the possibility of short-term power loss due to fallen branches, and large waves and spray.

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Anyone out watching the waves is urged to keep their distance.

Frank Saunders, a chief forecaster at the Met Office, said: “A low-pressure system will sweep in from the west during Friday evening and Saturday bringing strong north-westerly winds to Ireland and then parts of the UK; the strongest and most damaging winds will be felt across Ireland, prompting Met Eireann to name Storm Hannah on Thursday morning.

“We have issued a yellow wind warning for parts of the UK where we're likely to see inland gusts of 45-55mph and stronger gusts of around 65-75mph in exposed coastal locations.

“Trees are coming into full leaf and many people will be on holiday, so the impacts of a late-April storm may differ subtly from one in mid-winter.”

The UK has been shielded from Atlantic weather systems by the large blocking area of high pressure which extended over northern Europe, including the UK, over the Easter holiday.

This area of high pressure has broken down allowing these systems to make further headway into the UK.

Frank added: “We're going to see an unsettled period over the next few days, but the forecast for later next week indicates the return of high pressure, bringing more settled conditions.”