The Turkish Meteorology service has issued a weather warning for the west coast of Turkey including Bodrum, Milas, Datca, Marmaris, Koycegiz, Dalyan, Dalaman and Fethiye.

A strong southerly wind will build from Friday afternoon and will bring with it very wet weather.

Torrential rain is expected to pass over the area on Saturday morning 26th January 2014.

More rain is expected on Sunday and continue through until Monday. The rain will turn to snow at higher altitudes.

Citizens are warned to be prepared for snow, flood, lightening, power outages, strong winds and other possible disruption caused by the weather event.