North East warned to brace itself for third Met Office weather warning in a week
A fresh weather warning has been issued for the Met Office alerting the North East to expect high winds – for the third time in a week.
The yellow warning starts from noon until midnight on Tuesday, January 14, and states strong winds will bring disruption, while heavy rain could also add to the difficult conditions.
The Met Office’s forecasters say the winds will come from the south-west and strengthen across England, as well as Wales, during Tuesday afternoon and into the evening.
Sunderland, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Hartlepool and County Durham are all highlighted as areas for concern by the experts.
A spokesperson said: “Gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected quite widely inland, with exposed coasts and hills having gusts of around 60mph, perhaps locally 70 mph.
“Heavy rain may be an additional hazard in places.
“Winds will ease from the west during Tuesday night.”
The Met Office has said it is likely there could be some delays on the road, rail, air and ferry transport, with a chance some bus and train journeys taking longer than usual.
Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely, while it is possible there could be a short-term loss of power and other services.
It is likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray or large waves.