IF you thought it was bad at the weekend, the wet and windy weather is expected to continue this week.

Forecasters have issued a warning for gusts of wind up to 55mph across the north west.

The Met Office issued the severe 'yellow' warning from 9pm tomorrow, Tuesday, to 3pm on Wednesday.

The warning adds there is a chance bus and train services will be affected with some journeys taking longer as well as delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

Some short term loss of power is also possible with coastal routes and sea fronts bracing themselves for gales of up to 65mph and large waves.

A Met Office spokesman added: "A spell of strong northwesterly winds is expected to develop across south west Scotland late on Tuesday evening then extend across much of England and Wales through Wednesday.

"Gusts of up to 50 to 55 mph are likely inland and 65 mph along western coasts. Winds will gradually ease during the afternoon."