STRONG winds are set to blow into Fife later this week with the Met Office issuing weather warnings for Wednesday and Thursday.

Storm Dudley is due to bring a period of "very strong winds" which could bring with it disruption and a "chance of injuries and danger to life".

A yellow warning for wind has been issued from 3pm on Wednesday until 6pm on Thursday while an amber warning for gusts of up to 90mph is also in place from 6pm on Wednesday until 9am on Thursday.

The Met Office says very strong westerly winds are expected to develop across western Scotland and northern Northern Ireland late Wednesday and extend eastward across southern Scotland and northern England during the evening.

"There is still some uncertainty in the timing and location of the strongest winds but there is the potential for inland wind gusts of 70-80 mph in places. Gusts of 80-90 mph are possible around exposed coasts and hills. Winds are expected to ease, initially across western areas, through Thursday afternoon and evening."

Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible, as well as some roads and bridges may close

Fallen trees and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen

Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

The Met Office warning says there is also a chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.