The worst of today's high winds are expected to hit the south coast overnight the Met has warned this morning, as a yellow be aware weather warning starts.
The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy rain with many places seeing between 25mm and 50mm.
Time: Between 08:00 Wednesday 22nd and 04:00 Thursday 23rd.
The weekend is set to be very breezy and cold with some heavy and persistent rain, so wrap up warm. "There remains some uncertainty regarding where the heaviest snow will fall".
The gusts are expected to move east across England and Wales tomorrow, with the strongest winds finally easing from the South East on Thursday.
The Met Office yellow warning for snow affects much of Scotland.
In southern coastal areas and high grounds winds of 70 miles per hour are possible so be careful when out and about.
Gusts of 65 to 70 miles per hour are expected along exposed coasts and over high ground such as the mountains of Wales, the Moors of SW England and the Pennines. Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.