STORM Gareth could force Cotswold Wildlife Park close as strong winds are expected to batter the county.

The Met Office are predicting heavy rain and strong winds over the course of today and tomorrow as Storm Gareth hits the UK.

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A yellow weather warning has predicted potential disruption to power and public transport.

Cotswold Wildlife Park tweeted that Storm Gareth could also mean the park has to close for the day due to high winds.

It is not the first time weather has forced closure on the wildlife park, mostly recently due to the snow in February.

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It also had to urge visitors to delay their trips over Easter weekend last year due to heavy rainfall flodding the car park.

To keep updated on the latest with wildlife park's potential closure for the day search @CotsWildTweets on Twitter.