STORM Ciara looks set to bombard Penarth and the Vale of Glamorgan with strong gusts of wind and heavy rain this weekend as extreme weather conditions are expected to sweep across the UK.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for both Saturday and Sunday “with very strong winds” set to bring disruption to road, rail, air, and ferry transport.

“Wind gusts will widely reach 50 to 60 miles per hour across many inland areas. The strongest gusts in exposed locations could reach 80 miles per hour according to the Met Office forecast.

It went on to say that “storm Ciara can be expected to bring a range of disruption which may affect some power supplies and transport services across many parts of the uk”.

Storm Ciara is the third storm named since the season began in September.

The yellow warning will come into place from 6pm on Saturday until Monday.

Colder conditions are expected to follow with wintry showers and ice in some parts of the country.

The yellow warning weather extends across the whole of the UK.

The heaviest rainfall in Penarth is expected on Sunday night.