STORMS Dudley and Eunice are set to bring gusts of up to 70mph in some parts of the country.

The storms have led to a yellow warning for wind being issued for much of central and northern areas of the UK.

Although the West Midlands wonโ€™t see the worst of it, the entire country will be battered by high winds on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with the region in for a rough week of wind and rain.

The Met Office said of Storm Dudley: "Strong winds will cross western Scotland and Northern Ireland on Wednesday afternoon, pushing eastward to northern England overnight.

"80-90 mph wind gusts are possible on exposed coasts and hills of Scotland with 60-70 mph possible further inland.

"Winds are expected to ease through Thursday afternoon and evening.

"A yellow warning for wind has been issued for much of central and northern areas of the UK, including Northern Ireland."

Storm Eunice will travel across central areas of the UK on Friday with gales of 60-70mph.

The Met Office said: "The next low-pressure system is likely to track across central areas of the UK on Friday.

"Further impacts are expected from disruptive gale force winds with 60โ€“70 mph winds expected inland.

"This system is also expected to bring some heavy rain and there is a potential for some significant snow fall over hills in the Midlands and further north, although this will become clearer nearer the time."