Expect strong winds and snow as Storm Arwen travels across the North East.

Gusts of winds could reach up to 30mph over the night of Friday November 26 as the Met Office warns of flying debris and damage to trees and buildings. 

Darlington is expected to see wind speeds of up to 32 mph on Friday and 54 mph early on Saturday morning. 

The Northern Echo: Storm Arwen weather warnings (PA)Storm Arwen weather warnings (PA)

Durham is set to experience up to 34 mph winds on Friday. 

The snow warnings last from 2pm Friday 26 November to midnight. 

Whilst the amber wind warnings are from 3pm Friday to early hours of Saturday 27 November. 

The Met Office has warned that power cuts may occur and that travel links could be affected as roads and bridges are likely to close.

Plus rural communities could be cut off by the blizzard conditions. 

The Met Office named the storm on Thursday and issued an amber wind warning for parts of north-east England and Scotland from Friday afternoon, lasting until Saturday morning. 

Stephen Dixon, a Met Office spokesman, told the PA news agency: “The worst affected areas will predominantly be on the coasts, with gusts of over 75mph bringing possible disruption to travel and longer journey times, power cuts, flying debris, and large waves with beach material being thrown around."