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A spell of high winds and heavy winds are in store for Monday as Ex-Hurricane Ophelia heads across the Atlantic .

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia forecast to bring stormy weather to west coast

12 Oct 2017

A yellow warning for wind on Monday has been issued by the Met Office which is tracking the tropical depression.

Forecasters say southerly winds are most likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph. More exposed parts may experience gusts up to 80mph.

These strong winds are forecast in association with the northward track of ex-Ophelia as it passes over the British west coast.

Heavy rain is also possible in association with this system with the Western Isles and west coast most prone at this stage.

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are possible.

There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles from roofs. It is possible that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and large waves.

There is also a small chance that injuries could occur from beach material being thrown onto sea fronts say Met Office forecasters.