STRONG winds with a risk to cause “some short term loss of power” as well as injuries and “danger to life” have been predicted to batter much of the North East and North Yorkshire.

The warning is set to be in place from 4am tomorrow and 3pm tomorrow afternoon, with a further warning in place from Sunday 6pm to 12pm on Monday, January 31.

Many could see strong westerly winds, say the weather forecaster, with some delays to all modes of transport likely.

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Buses and trains and high-sided vehicles could also be affected with delays to journey times, according to The Met Office.

Some shorth term loss of power has also been predicted and it is “likely” that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will see spray and “large waves.”

Looking ahead at the warning in place from Sunday to Monday, “injuries and danger to life” could occur from “large waves.”

Beach material being thrown onto susceptible sea fronts, coastal roads and properties could also happen, according to the weather forecaster.

The Met Office outlook from Sunday to Tuesday reads: “Cold, frosty start Sunday, then sunny spells before cloud thickens with rain later. Windy overnight, with gales possible. Cold, breezy with sunny spells Monday. Windy with rain Tuesday. Turning milder.

The long range forecast between Tuesday, February 1 and Thursday, February 10 reveals: “Cloud and outbreaks of rain are likely in the northwest initially on Tuesday, spreading across the UK throughout the day, with temperatures near normal.

“The north/south divide will continue through Wednesday and Thursday, likely wet and windy in northern areas, and drier conditions in the south, with temperatures remaining mild. Wintry showers possible over high ground in Scotland.

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“Moving further into February, the largely settled and cloudy weather is likely to remain for most, with some rain and strong winds in the far northwest at times.

“Overall, temperatures are likely to be near or milder than average through this period, although some brief colder than average spells are possible, likely to be restricted to northern areas."


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