WEATHER warnings are in place for Storm Hector, which is set to bring gusts of up to 60mph in the North-East.

A yellow weather warning is in place until around 3pm, with the Met Office forecasting gusts of between 50mph and 60mph in the region.

In Cockfield Village a tree was felled by the strong winds on Thursday morning and brought down a power cable with it.

People have been advised to take care during rush hour with potential disruption due to fallen trees and the possibility that outdoor summer furniture will have been blown around overnight.

Such stormy weather is "quite unusual for this time of year" forecaster Luke Miall said.

"The worst of the weather is going to be in the morning rush hour for most people," he said.

"The storm is likely to clear to the north east around lunchtime or just after 1pm."

It is the first time the Met Office has named a summer storm.

Highways England warn: "Curtains on empty high-sided vehicles can act as sails when closed, and when high winds arise, we advise HGV drivers to open their curtain-sided vehicles if they are empty."

Parts of Northern Ireland are the worst affected by Storm Hector, which is subject to an amber weather warning.

The Met Office said injuries and a danger to life is "likely" in coastal areas in Northern Ireland, with the chance of large waves and potential for beach debris to end up on roads, sea fronts and properties.

Humberside Police said a 40mph speed restriction had been placed on the Ouse Bridge in Goole due to the weather.

The storm, bringing wet as well as windy weather, will move across Scotland and the north of England throughout the morning, and the yellow warning remains in place until 3pm.

The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex's first engagement together - opening Cheshire's Mersey Gateway Bridge and the Storyhouse Theatre - may be hit by strong gusts, with winds of 60mph forecast for the north of England.

Southern England and Wales are likely to escape the worst of the windy weather, he added.

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