A YELLOW weather warning has been issued for Basingstoke as the UK prepares for Storm Gareth.

The Met Office has put the warning of rain and strong winds in place from 1am tomorrow (March 12) and is expected to be in place until Wednesday (March 13).

Forecasters have predicted winds of up to 50mph and are urging residents to be vigilant. A statement says: “Strong northwesterly winds are expected during Wednesday with possible transport disruption.”

Bus and railway services could be affected and power cuts are possible, while people living in exposed areas are being warned to be careful.

Heavy rain is also forecast throughout Tuesday across the county.