British travellers in the Philippines have been warned that a major typhoon is set to hit the country tomorrow.

Typhoon ‘Bopha’ is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 storm on Tuesday at approximately 6am local time.

Hundreds of people are reported to be evacuating coastal areas in the southern Philippines in the storm’s path.

The typhoon is expected to hit land but is not expected to directly affect the capital Manila if it stays on its current path.

The storm has sustained winds of 175 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 210 kph.

Amending its travel advice today, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office said:  “The regions most affected are expected to be Mindanao and the Visayas.

“We advise British nationals in the affected areas to exercise caution during the passage of the storm and to monitor local news and weather forecasts, and follow the advice of the local authorities.”