Residents have been warned to brace themselves for strong winds as the Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for wind.

Berkshire is to be hit by Storm Henk today, which will bring very strong winds to the area and other parts of the south east.

From 10am today (January 2) until 8pm tonight, the Met Office have stated there is a "good chance" of power cuts occurring, which could impact other services such as mobile phone coverage.

Buildings could also be damaged in the wind, including tiles being blown from roofs.

Longer journey times and cancellations are likely across road, rail, air and ferry services.

A Met Office spokesperson added: "Beware of flying debris, take care if you are travelling and avoid coasts where possible."

Berkshire can expect wind gusts of 50-70mph.

Met Office's four tips for staying safe in strong wind

  • Protecting your property from damage and other people from injury. Check for loose items outside your home and plan how you could secure them in high winds.

  • Plan your journey ahead of time and allow for delays, check for updates regularly, pack essentials and ensure your phone is charged

  • Drive slowly and be cautious of overtaking. Hold the steering wheel firmly. Allow extra room for cyclists, motorbikes, lorries and buses

  • Stay indoors as much as possible. If going out and about try not to walk close to buildings and trees