Strong winds are set to hit Cumbria this weekend as Storm Arwen sweeps much of the UK.

Gusts of wind are set to hit Cumbria and are expected to reach 38 mph in Brough and 47 mph in the late evening of Friday in Carlisle.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Cumbria on Friday November 26 from 9am to 23.59pm and on Saturday November 27 from 00.00am to 6pm.

The Met Office have warned that the stormy conditions could cause flying debris therefore injuries and danger to life is possible.

Trees could also become damaged and temporary structures as well as buildings may also be affected, for example, roof tiles detaching from roofs.

Public transport such as trains, buses, air and ferry services may also be disrupted as the Met Office warns that some “longer journey times and cancellations” are possible.

Roads and bridges could be closed and the storm could leads to power cuts occurring.

People also need to be aware that the Met Office is warning that injuries and danger to life could occur in from “large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

The Met Office added: "Storm Arwen will bring high winds to most areas during Saturday.

"Gusts will widely reach 55 to 65 mph in many coastal areas with the highest gusts in coastal parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, southwest England and northeast England where gusts in excess of 65 mph are expected in some areas.

"Winds will start to slowly ease over Scotland and then northern England during the course of the day."

Met Office Principal Meteorologist Dan Suri said, “Storm Arwen is associated with a deep low pressure system that will impact the northeast in particular from Friday, but will also bring wider impacts to the UK with high winds, rain and some snow probable over the high ground. 

“Storm Arwen’s impacts are mainly associated with high winds as the storm sinks southwards and will widely bring gusts of up to 65mph in coastal areas, although slightly stronger in the northeast, with in excess of 75mph possible in exposed locations.”