Weather warnings for Northumberland this weekend

The yellow weather alert covers Northumberland for tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.
The yellow weather alert covers Northumberland for tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.

The Met Office has once again issued yellow ‘be aware’ warnings for Northumberland this weekend.

Severe gales are expected to affect the country with the west bearing the brunt and gusts of around 75mph due to hit exposed parts of Scotland tomorrow. Strong south-westerly winds will hit northern and western areas, moving inland toward the central belt as the day progresses.

The Met Office says: "A depression is expected to deepen and move towards Iceland during Friday, with the associated frontal zone expected to affect the UK throughout Friday and Saturday. Southwesterly winds will gust 45-55mph quite widely across Scotland and Northern Ireland, locally to more than 60mph. In the Western Isles and far northwest mainland Scotland gusts will reach around 70-80mph. There is some uncertainty in the inland extent of the strongest winds so this warning will be kept under review and updated as necessary. Be aware that some low level disruption looks likely."

Heavy rain will hit England on Saturday and a flood warning has been issued with up to 80mm of rain expected. Passing over Wales first, arriving from the West, the front will bring wet weather to most of England and Wales, but with the South expected to escape the worst.

There is also a yellow warning of wind for Saturday, with strong winds set to batter Wales and Northern England. Up to 70mph winds are expected until Sunday morning, with the worst of the weather clearing by the afternoon.

The Met office has warned that the inclement weather is likely to cause travel disruption and winds could be powerful enough in some areas to uproot trees.

An agency spokesperson said: “Difficult travelling conditions are to be expected, while the winds are likely to be strong enough to uproot trees with the already saturated ground.”