Winds of up to 60mph set to batter north-east as Met Office issues weather warning

A warning for very windy weather has been put in place for the north-east.

The Met Office are warning of gusts of between 50-60mph inland between 6am and 10pm on Wednesday.

The warning was issued as Storm Helene approaches the UK, with areas of southern England and the Midlands likely to be impacted today.

The forecaster has said the weather will likely cause issues with road, rail, air and ferry services, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges may be forced to close.

The winds may also cause damage to buildings with tiles potentially being blown from roofs and the chance of trees or branches falling on to structures.

Power cuts are also a possibility as are issues with the mobile phone networks.

In severe cases the warning mentions there may be a risk of injury or danger to life from flying debris.