STRONG winds are set to hit the whole of the UK today, the Met Office has warned.

Weather warnings for rain and wind across much of the UK have been issued and gusts of up to 80mph could be felt in some coastal parts.

Inland, and southwesterly wind speeds could reach up to 50mph - with exposed hills facing 70mph winds. 

A yellow weather warning in place for Bucks from midnight to 5am on Wednesday, January 15. 

This could mean delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport and bus and train services are likely to be affected, with some journeys taking longer.

High sided vehicles are also warned to take care when on exposed routes and bridges.

There could also be some short term loss of power.