WEATHER warnings by the Met Office have been extended as 'Storm Brendan' heads for Dorset.

Strong winds are forecast to hit the area between 2pm and 3pm today.

A yellow warning for wind is in force for the whole of Dorset today until just before midnight.

The Met Office says today will be "widely very windy" with "some disruption to travel likely."

Today, the strongest winds are expected around exposed coasts and hills. Some places could see winds of 60 to 70mph while places lower inland could see between 45 and 55mph.

On Tuesday, a yellow weather warning for further strong winds will be in place from midday until just before midnight.

The Met Office says: "Southwesterly winds are expected to strengthen across much of England and Wales during Tuesday afternoon and evening.

"Gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected quite widely inland, with exposed coasts and hills having gusts of around 60 mph, perhaps locally 70 mph. Heavy rain may be an additional hazard in places. Winds will ease from the west during Tuesday night."