Weather warnings as North East set to be battered by 50mph winds at the weekend

Prepare for gusts of up to 53mph
Prepare for gusts of up to 53mph
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Drivers and passengers are being warned to baton down the hatches as strong winds are set to batter the North East.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for between 12pm on Friday to 6pm on Saturday, with gusts of up to 53mph expected.

The warning reads: "A spell of very strong winds is expected to affect large parts of the UK leading to some travel disruption.

"What to expect: Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely. Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely."