A yellow weather warning for strong winds has been issued for Dunfermline and West Fife from Friday afternoon. 

The warning will be in place from Friday midday until Saturday evening at 6pm and covers most of the UK. 

Gusts of up to 70mph could be seen in coastal areas and heavy rain is also expected to hit at the same time. 

A Met Office forecast says: "South-westerly winds will strengthen through Friday. Gales will become widespread later on Friday, persisting well into Saturday whilst becoming more westerly.

"Whilst some places may miss the worst of the winds, inland gusts of 50 mph are expected quite widely, with some places having gusts in excess of 60 mph, more especially across the north of the warning area on Saturday.

"Gusts of up to 70 mph are likely around some coasts exposed to the west or southwest.

"Winds will gradually ease on Saturday, with the strongest winds becoming confined to Scotland on Saturday afternoon.

"These winds will lead to large waves affecting coasts and the possibility of waves overtopping some coastal routes.

"In addition, bands of heavy rain sweeping eastwards on Friday in particular will present an additional hazard."