The Met Office has issued weather warnings for Thursday as Storm Ciaran approaches the south coast.

The warnings cover Southampton and other parts of the Hampshire area, including the New Forest and the Isle of Wight.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for wind and a yellow warning for rain.

It has also outlined what can happen in areas covered by such warnings.

READ MORE: Live updates ahead of Storm Ciaran in Southampton

"Flying debris could result in a danger to life.

"Damage to buildings and homes is possible, with roofs blown off and trees and power lines brought down.

Roads, bridges and railway lines may close, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights.

"Power cuts could occur and affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

"There is potential for large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

"Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible.

"Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer.

"Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer.

"Some interruption to power supplies and other services possible."