Northumberland given Yellow weather alert ahead of 'very strong winds' this weekend

Northumberland families are in for a windy weekend as Met Office forecasters issue a Yellow weather warning.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 11:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 12:29 pm

The alert, announced on Tuesday, February 4, warns of “very strong winds” which could have an impact across the country and cause disruption over Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9.

The warning, which affects most of the UK, will come into force at around 6pm on Saturday and run until midnight on Sunday.

Forecasters have warned that the blustery winds could cause disruption to travel, damage to property and power cuts.

A Yellow warning for wind has been issued by the Met Office.

Coastal areas could also be affected by waves and spray.

Despite the wind, the weather is expected to be sunny across the county on Saturday, with temperatures between 8°C and 4°C.

But Sunday will bring heavy rain to Northumberland, with the worst of it expected around midday.

Temperatures will hit a weekend peak of around 9°C at 3pm on Sunday.