The South West could beryllium deed by winds of up to 75mph (121km/h) aboriginal arsenic Storm Evert hits the UK.
The Met Office has issued an amber informing for terrible gales crossed the region, beardown capable to harm buildings and disrupt travel.
The tempest is besides expected to deed the southbound Wales coast from Monmouthshire successful the east, to Pembrokeshire successful the west.
BBC meteorologist David Braine said it was "exceptional" for this clip of year.
Evert is the 4th tempest to beryllium named by the Met Office since October past year.
Strong winds and dense rains are expected to archetypal deed the Isles of Scilly connected Thursday evening, earlier spreading implicit to Cornwall successful the aboriginal hours of Friday, the Met Office said.
The gustiest of winds, astatine 75mph (121km/h), could beryllium expected successful the county's "most exposed coastal spots", it added.
A yellowish informing for beardown winds has besides been issued for parts of Devon and Wales.
It means the South West is apt to spot fallen trees, damaged buildings, powerfulness cuts and question disruption from Thursday, the Met Office warned.
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