EAST Lothian residents are being urged to be careful when out and about this weekend as Storm Ciara hits, with a forecast for very strong winds leading to yellow 'be aware' weather warnings being issued.

The first warning issued by the Met Office covers the whole of Scotland, as well as the north of England and north Wales, and runs from noon until 11.59pm on Saturday.

Strong winds may cause some disruption, with people told to expect delays.

Delays to those driving high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are very likely.

Some areas might experience a loss of power, the Met Office added.

The warning says that those in coastal areas could be affected by spray and large waves.

It adds: “Heavy rain, surface water and spray will exacerbate poor travel conditions, with some hill snow over the higher roads in Scotland.”

The second warning for Sunday covers the whole of the UK and the Met Office warn it may have more of an impact.

The warning lasts all day.

Very strong winds are forecast which may also cause disruption.

Some roads and bridges may close and other transport services may be affected with longer journey times and cancellations.

Injuries and danger to life from flying debris, large waves and beach material are possible, the Met Office added.

There could also be damage to buildings and power cuts.