Winds of up to 80mph and large waves could be seen along the Dorset coast tomorrow, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow weather warning – meaning be aware – has been issued for the county until 6pm today.

The Met Office warned that the strong winds combined with high tide means there is a “small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown on to sea fronts, roads and coastal properties.”

A spokesperson for the Met Office said in an update on Tuesday: “A deepening area of low pressure, now named Storm Eleanor, will track east across the centre of the UK.

"This will bring gales and severe gales to Northern Ireland and northern England late on Tuesday and overnight, clearing eastern England during Wednesday morning.

"The strong winds may clip southern Scotland, with continued uncertainty in the northern extent.

"Further south, severe gales affect western and southern coasts this evening and overnight, with a very squally feature bringing a short spell of intense rainfall and very strong gusts to some inland localities. Wednesday daytime sees a very blustery day, with squally gusts accompanying showers in many areas.

"Throughout this period, gusts of 60-70 mph are likely along exposed coasts, with the more exposed locations seeing gusts close to 80 mph. Inland gusts exceeding 60 mph are possible."

The Environment Agency has also issued a number of flood alerts, saying coastal flooding is possible for areas of the south west on Wednesday and Thursday.

"Any flooding is expected to coincide with periods of high tide.

"Properties may flood and there may be travel disruption.

"Land, roads and some properties could flood and there could be travel disruption."

Condor Liberation sailings have been cancelled today (3).