Weather warning as Storm Erik blows in

Strong winds could cause disruption in Northumberland tomorrow as Storm Erik continues to batter the country.

Friday, 8th February 2019, 2:08 pm
Updated Friday, 8th February 2019, 2:11 pm
Storm Erik could cause disruption tomorrow.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the region from just after midnight tonight to 3pm tomorrow.

Gusts of up to 70mph are expected.

It is warning of possible short-term loss of power and potential travel disruption, with delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed route and bridges likely.

The Met office says: ‘A swathe of very strong westerly winds is expected to move east through Saturday morning, easing from the west during the day.

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‘Inland gusts of 55 mph are expected quite widely, with some places having gusts to 70 mph, more particularly around exposed coasts and hills.’