AN area of low-pressure is set to pass over Weston-super-Mare later this week.

Storm Agnes is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the town from Wednesday, September 27, through the night and into the morning of Thursday, September 28.

The Met Office has warned that coastal areas could potentially see winds of up to 80mph.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said: “While the precise track and depth of Storm Agnes is still being determined, there’s a high likelihood of wind gusts around 50 to 60mph for some inland areas.

"Exposed coastal areas could see gusts of 65-75 mph with a small chance of a few places seeing around 80mph.

“As well as some very strong winds for many, Storm Agnes will also bring some heavy rain, with the highest totals more likely in Scotland, northern England, Wales and Northern Ireland."

The news comes shortly after a yellow warning for wind on Wednesday was issued for some areas of the UK, including Weston.

In the coming days, the Met Office will continue to track Storm Agnes, and review the warnings as the storm's strength becomes clearer.

A new statement from the Met Office website reads: "The wind warning highlights the chance of some damage to buildings from strong winds, as well as the possibility of power cuts for some.

"Transport disruption is also likely, with some roads and bridges likely to close."