Wind warning issued for the north east

A weather warning for wind, with gusts of up to 70mph predicted, has been put in place for north east England today (Monday) by the Met Office.

The yellow warning (be aware) is valid from 3am to 4pm today and people are being told that there could be disruption to transport.

A warning on the Met Office website states: “Another rapidly deepening area of low pressure is expected to move east just to the north of Scotland during Monday.

“Gusts of 50-60mph are likely widely through the warning area, with gusts as high as 70mph in western exposure, and possibly to the east of high ground.

“The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport.”

The chief forecaster’s assessment reads: “A deep area of low pressure will develop over the North Atlantic during Sunday night, bringing gales and locally severe gales to many northern parts of the UK.

“Strongest gusts are likely in areas exposed to the west, but isolated gusts of 60-70mph may occur to the east of high ground at times as well.

“In addition, squally winds may accompany the southeastwards passage of the cold front during Monday morning, which will bring some heavy rain as well.”

The warning follows a period a bad weather and comes on the back of yellow warnings for snow, ice and wind across the north east at the weekend.