The severe weather heading for the UK this weekend has been named Storm Jorge.

The weather system has been named by the Spanish met office.

A UK Met Office spokesman said: "The Spanish meteorological service @AEMET_Esp has named an area of low pressure #StormJorge It will bring wet & very windy weather to the UK over the #weekend with up to 60mph gusts inland Weather warnings are in force, keep up to date with the forecast"

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for 70mph winds set to hit much of the UK this weekend.

There are now four days of yellow level alert sin place across parts of the country.

A warning of heavy snow is in place on Thursday for a band across the centre of the country from South Wales, through the midlands to East Anglia.

There are two rain warnings coming into force on Friday for parts of Wales, Scotland and northern Enhland.

Then as well as the rain warnings there will be two wind warnings for most of England, all of Wales, the whole of Northern Ireland and southern Scotland on Saturday and Sunday.

New rain warmings have been issued for the south of England.

The warning reads: "Strong winds will move into south-western parts of the UK by Saturday afternoon, and steadily move north-east through the course of Saturday evening and overnight into Sunday morning.

"Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely quite widely, and especially in association with heavier showers across England and Wales during Saturday afternoon. More isolated gusts of 65-70 mph, particularly on coasts and other exposed areas, are probable."

What to expect