WINDS in excess of 60mph are set to hit Cumnock, Doon Valley and Upper Nithsdale this weekend.

The Met Office have issued a yellow be aware warning for wind between 12pm on Friday, February 8 and 6pm on Saturday, February 9.

The warning covers much of the UK with the worst of the weather affecting the South West of England.

Delays to road transport and rail services are expected and onward air and ferry travel for Cumnock, Doon Valley and Upper Nithsdale residents may also be affected.

The Met Office warning states: "Southwesterly 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.

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

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