WEATHER WARNING: Storm Henry continues to batter Northumberland

Trees down at Holystone, near Sharperton, on Friday. Picture by Tony Rogers
Trees down at Holystone, near Sharperton, on Friday. Picture by Tony Rogers

Strong winds will blow throughout the night as Storm Henry continues to batter the region.

The Met Office has extended its yellow warning of wind until 10am tomorrow and says gusts of up to 60mph are likely over the North.

It warns there is a risk of disruption to transport and power supplies, with some structural damage also possible, before winds ease tomorrow morning.

The warning states: 'Southwesterly gales will continue to affect northern parts of the UK during Monday, strengthening further to bring locally severe gales by Monday night before easing on Tuesday morning. Gusts of 60 mph are likely quite widely, with up to 70 mph in more exposed spots.

'Much of Scotland is covered by an associated amber wind warning, where winds will be stronger still and there is a risk of higher levels of disruption.'

The chief forecaster says: 'A large, vigorous area of low pressure will pass just to the north of Scotland later on Monday and early Tuesday. This will bring a swathe of very strong west or southwesterly winds across much of the UK, especially northern areas. This warning has been further updated to include Cheshire, Shropshire and much of North Wales.