WARNINGS are in place as high winds and freezing temperatures are set to hit the North-East.

Forecasters warn that winds of up to 90mph could reach the UK with the arrival of Storm Caroline, causing potential danger to life.

Although the weather warnings are mostly in place for Scotland, forecasters detail how the North-East will feel its effects.

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Grahame Madge, MET Office spokesman, said: “Storm Caroline will mostly affect Scotland, but it will bring strong winds across Northern England.

“They could reach 50mph and possibly higher across some parts over the coming days.”

Travellers are warned of longer journey times and cancellations on roads, rail, air and ferry services, and there is an increased chance of power cuts.

Dozens of oil workers have been evacuated from the Ninian South platform, which sits around 240 miles from Aberdeen, due to safety concerns.

Later this week, snow and falling temperatures are forecast.

Mr Madge added: “As the storm moves towards the North Sea, the wind will change direction, resulting in much colder temperatures.

“There will be moisture in the air and as the temperatures will be low we can't rule out the possibility of snow in the region.”