Oswestry and the surrounding areas have been issued with a yellow weather warning for winds of up to 55mph and short term loss of power is expected.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for Shropshire which will be in place from 9am to 11.45pm on Saturday (December 9), with the strong winds expected to cause some travel disruption.

The weather warning will affect all of Shropshire including the Oswestry and Whitchurch areas, as well as the whole of Wales.

The Met Office is alerting that “some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely” and “probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer”.

Other things to take in consideration will be “some short term loss of power and other services is possible.”

There will also be delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

How to prepare for the yellow weather warning and strong winds

The Met Office has issued advice on how to prepare for the yellow weather warning on Saturday and the strong winds and power outages expected.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Give yourself the best chance of avoiding delays by checking road conditions if driving, or bus and train timetables, amending your travel plans if necessary.

"People cope better with power cuts when they have prepared for them in advance.

"It’s easy to do; consider gathering torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items.

"If you are on the coast, stay safe during stormy weather by being aware of large waves. Even from the shore large breaking waves can sweep you off your feet and out to sea.

"Take care if walking near cliffs; know your route and keep dogs on a lead. In an emergency, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

"Be prepared for weather warnings to change quickly: when a weather warning is issued, the Met Office recommends staying up to date with the weather forecast in your area."

The yellow weather warning will be in place across Shropshire from 9am until 11.45pm on Saturday, December 9.