Residents in Dumbarton and the Vale are being warned to brace themselves for strong winds as Storm Diana gears up to batter the west coast of the UK.

A yellow weather warning is in place for the local area and the Strathclyde region from 9am until just before midnight on Wednesday, November 28.

Forecasters are warning that with the bad weather some delays to public transport are likely and journey times could take longer, while delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges is also said to be likely.

Some local short-term loss of power and other services is possible.

A statement from the Met Office said: "A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds, combined with widespread and in places heavy rain.

"Winds are expected to increase from the far southwest early on Wednesday, spreading northeast, with areas adjacent to the Irish Sea most exposed to the south to southeasterly wind.

"Wind gusts of 60 mph are expected, with a few more exposed locations seeing 70 mph gusts. Winds will also turn west to southwesterly across Northern Ireland and western Scotland later, transferring the main focus for strong winds here, then finally to northern Scotland through the evening.

"The strong winds will also bring some rough seas and large waves, with some coastal impacts possible. Winds will moderate across the south of the warning area by evening and then across remaining parts overnight."