Weekend weather woes expected as winds of up to 60mph get set to blast the region

Palm trees at Seaton Carew could be taking another battering from strong winds on Sunday.

Palm trees at Seaton Carew could be taking another battering from strong winds on Sunday.

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Experts are warning residents to brace themselves for weekend weather woes - with 60mph winds set to batter the region.

The unseasonal gust is set to blast its way to the area in the early hours of Sunday morning, before easing off in the afternoon.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for Sunday in the North East and say the tough weather conditions could disrupt travel plans and outdoor activities.

Winds are forecast to regularly hit speeds of between 45 to 50mph - with a high of of up to 60mph during the day.

The summer heatwave already gave way to heavy downpours yesterday evening with more bleak weather now on the horizon.

A Met Office spokesman said: "A period of strong winds is expected to develop across Scotland and northern England from late Saturday, most likely to peak on Sunday morning, before easing through Sunday afternoon.

"While the expected gusts (widespread 45-50 mph and isolated 60 mph) are not exceptional for these areas of the country, increased outdoor activity at this time of year will lead to a greater likelihood of disruption.

"Please be aware of the potential for localised disruption to transport and susceptible outdoor activities."