High winds expected again in Northumberland tonight

The Met Office has issued a weather warning
The Met Office has issued a weather warning

Wind speeds of up to 39mph were recorded at Boulmer early this morning as a severe weather warning was in place for the county.

Gusts of up to 60mph were expected across the region as a powerful jetstream pushes a deep area of low pressure across the UK.

A MetOffice yellow warning for severe conditions is in place across much of the country, with it raised to amber, the second highest, across Scotland where winds of 113mph were recorded in Stornoway.

The MetOffice has said that winds will die down during the day but are set to pick up again this evening with yellow weather warnings in place until Sunday.

Tomorrow, heavy showers are likely across Northumberland, these falling as snow at low levels across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland, but over high ground further south. Within the area, there could be localised small snow accumulations away from immediate coasts at low levels in the north, while over high ground 5-15cm may occur in places.

As temperatures are expected to take a plunge, icy conditions are also likely on some roads. Snow showers will also be accompanied by strong or very strong winds and this will likely give blizzard conditions over higher ground, leading to treacherous driving conditions on higher routes.

The strong, cold, unstable north-westerly airstream is predicted to affect the region into Sunday morning, bringing showers across many northern and western regions, some of which may be heavy.

The Met Office is asking the public to be aware of the risk of some difficult driving conditions and says they should keep up to date with the latest warnings.