FORECASTERS have extended a warning for gusts up to 65mph in Wirral.

The Met Office issued a severe 'yellow' warning for winds today (Thursday, March 14) until 3pm.

Places such as Capel Curig in Wales have seen winds of up to 77mph.

Some bus and train services may suffer disruption due to the adverse weather.

Temperatures will remain cold and could be accentuated due to the strength of the wind.

Coastal areas such as New Brighton will be affected by spray and/or large waves and residents are being warned to stay safe and be aware of flying debris.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Strong winds are expected through Thursday, with a short period of particularly gusty conditions across parts of northern England early in the morning, moving southeastwards across other parts of England by late morning.

"Gusts of 45-55 mph are likely, perhaps as much as 60-65 mph very briefly in a few places, accompanied by a short burst of heavy rain.

"Winds easing a little during the afternoon, though remaining gusty."