WILTSHIRE has taken a battering with high winds in the night and there is more still to come.

The forecast is for the weather to be very windy in the county with some showers and temperatures up to 20 degrees C.

Weather warnings have been issued for much of the UK, leading to the cancellation of large-scale weekend events.

The Met Office has put in place yellow warnings for thunderstorms in Scotland and Northern Ireland and for strong winds across Wales and most of England.

A spokesman said: "Take care if you're heading out on Saturday morning, there's some wet and windy weather in the south. Heavy showers in the north will also give some tricky travelling conditions.

“No matter where you are in the UK you’re at risk of seeing some kind of localised disruption from wind.

“It’s a case of staying in touch with weather forecasts and being prepared for extra travel time as there may be road closures due to localised flooding.”

Sunday is expected to be less windy across Britain but the weather will still be unsettled throughout the day.

Organisers of events in Wiltshire today including Seend Fete and flower show and Lacock At War will be hoping the high winds do not disrupt their programmes.