A WORCESTERSHIRE location has seen some of the highest gusts of wind ever recorded in August.

Pershore is one of a number of places in England and Wales which have seen their highest ever gusts of wind provisionally recorded in August.

The Met Office said gusts of 74mph have been recorded at Lake Vyrnwy in Powys, Wales – the highest August gust in this location since 1994.

Aberdaron in the Welsh county of Gwynedd has recorded gusts of 71mph, the highest since 1996.

Gusts of 68mph were recorded at Pembrey Sands, 52mph was recorded at Shobdon in Herefordshire, and 49mph was recorded at Pershore.

A weather warning put in place for high winds across Worcestershire has been upgraded to amber.

The Met Office's weather warning, which had been yellow for high winds, has been upgraded as Storm Francis hits the county.

Residents are being warned to stay safe as conditions could put lives at risk.

The full weather warning said: "Very strong winds are likely to bring disruption to parts of England and Wales Tuesday during afternoon and evening.

"Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected

"Some roads and bridges likely to close

"There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

"Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life and probably some damage to buildings and trees, such as tiles blown from roofs and branches on roads

"Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties."