Met Office issues weather warning for up to 75mph winds in the North East

The North East is set for 50mph to 75mph gusts as Met Office issue yellow weather warning for strong winds for Tuesday, January 7.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 10:17 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 7:24 am
Yellow weather warning issued for Tuesday, January 7. Picture: Met Office.

A yellow weather warning for strong winds have been issued by the Met Office and will be in place on Tuesday, January 7 from 5am to 9pm.

Strong southwesterly conditions are predicted for parts of Scotland and northern England and disruption should be expected in some areas.

Gusts of 50mph to 60mph are likely during this time. Winds speeds of 70mph to 75mph are possible around some of the more exposed coastal and upland sites.

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North East areas likely to be affected by the winds are, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees and Sunderland.

What should I expect?

Strong winds are likely to cause travel delays whether it’s by car, bus or train.

Travelling by air or ferry will also take longer.

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed roads and bridges are likely.

Short term loss of power and other services.

Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray or large waves.

Advice from the Met Office says: “Keep an eye out for gaps between trees, buildings or bridges over a river or railway – these are some of the places you are more likely to be exposed to side winds.

“Ensure that you maintain enough room either side of your vehicle so you can account for it being blown sideways.”